It is funded by the James M. Johnston Trust, the Johnston Awards are UNC’s premier need-based scholarships. Every year a certain group of entering first-year, incoming students are been selected to be Johnston Scholars, as per their outstanding high school records and leadership potential.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Entering students who submit the FAFSA and the CSS/PROFILE is considered for this renewable award. Current recipients must also file the FAFSA to determine the amount of their Johnston Award. Annual award amounts are adjusted to meet recipients’ financial aid eligibility.
Johnston Awards also include special enrichment programs. Faculty mentors, Johnston Honors Seminars, and leadership activities help bring Johnston Scholars together and enhance the Carolina experience.
A student must achieve the minimum grade point average set by the program.
The Johnston Scholarship also covers additional expenses connected with UNC-sponsored Study Abroad programs.