Honors Carolina students have a knack for winning distinguished national and international scholarships. In fact, Carolina has produced more Rhodes Scholars in the past 25 years than any other public university in the nation and more Luce Scholarship winners than any other university in the nation, public or private.
A Track Record of Distinction
Rhodes Scholarship: As the world’s oldest and most prestigious award for graduate study, the Rhodes Scholarship sends outstanding students from around the world to Oxford University. Carolina has produced nine Rhodes Scholars since 2007 and ranks in the top 10 among all universities for the past ten years.
Luce Scholarship: Designed to enhance the understanding of Asia among future American leaders, the Luce Scholarship provides a year of living and learning in Asia following graduation. With a cumulative total of 35 students in 2013, Carolina is home to more Luce Scholars than any university nationwide.
Truman Scholarship: For those who want to make a difference in public service, the Truman Scholarship provides juniors with up to $30,000 in support for graduate studies. Carolina has identified 30 Truman Scholars, including five since 2007.
Churchill Scholarship: A prestigious research-oriented scholarship worth nearly $50,000, the Churchill is awarded to students in the sciences, engineering or mathematics who wish to complete a master’s degree at Churchill College in the University of Cambridge. Carolina has produced three Churchill Scholars since 2008.
Goldwater Scholarship: A distinguished award for sophomores and juniors, the Goldwater Scholarship is targeted to students pursuing careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. Carolina has yielded 40 Goldwater Scholars, including eight since 2009.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship: The Gates Cambridge Scholarships, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are globally competitive awards that cover all of the costs for full-time graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Chris Carter, Carolina’s 2011 Gates Cambridge recipient, earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and history and served as co-chair of the Honors Carolina Student Advisory Board.
Rachel Myrick, 2013 Rhodes Scholar
Honors Carolina student Rachel Myrick is the 48th Carolina student selected as a Rhodes Scholar.
Rachel will pursue a master’s degree in international relations at the University of Oxford, where she will study the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict in world politics. She became interested in applying for the Rhodes Scholarship while studying abroad through the Honors Semester in London during her sophomore year.
Rachel embodies the spirit of our promise to all Honors Carolina students. By serving as co-chair of the Honors Student Executive Board, developing and teaching her own seminar course through the Carolina Students Taking Academic Responsibility through Teaching (C-START) program, and conducting research for her Senior Honors Thesis in political science, she has taken full advantage of Honors Carolina and its opportunities. Come Here. Go Anywhere.