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About the Centennial Scholars Program


The mission of the Centennial Scholars Program is to provide minority males with relevant academic, professional and social experiences that stimulate personal ambitions and development in academic success, mentorship, identity/self-esteem, leadership, cultural and spiritual enlightenment, community involvement, and a sense of brotherhood.

About Us

The Centennial Scholars Program at North Carolina Central University was created during the centennial celebration of North Carolina Central University.

We offer a variety of academic activities that improve NCCU minority male students’ retention and graduation rates so they may reach greater heights.

All program participants are interviewed and selected to be a part of the program the summer before their first year. All first-year and most second-year students must reside within the Centennial Scholars Program living and learning community. Exceptions are only granted on a limited basis with reference to financial hardship and county of residence.

Becoming a Centennial Scholar

New students are interviewed to be a part of the CSP in April through June. A complete CSP application must be completed and submitted to NCCU Centennial Scholars Program via csp@nccu.edu or fax at 919-530-6074. The student will be contacted regarding an interview time once the office has received a completed CSP application form. For more about our recruitment process please visit our membership page.

Program Highlights

  • Academic Enrichment Activities and Tutorial Services
  • Leadership Retreats
  • Financial Literacy Program
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Speaker Series
  • Academic and Cultural Excursions
  • Men and Masculinities Forums
  • Community Service
  • Intramural Sports
  • Ties of Honor Campaign
  • iRep Male Talent Showcase
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