NCCU to Host Annual Eagle Scholars Day

Posted March 08, 2019, 8:51AM
2018-2019 Cheatham-White Scholars

North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) will welcome high school students from cities across the United States for Eagle Scholars Day on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 a.m., in the School of Law.

The Eagle Scholars Day program provides high school seniors an opportunity to learn more about NCCU.

“Eagle Scholars Day is an outstanding event to celebrate the academic achievements of some of the best and brightest students across the nation,” said Monica Leach, Ed.D., senior associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and Academic Affairs. “North Carolina Central University is a premier institution, where students have opportunities to solve real-world problems, excel in the community and make an impact on the people they serve. Once these scholars experience the breadth of what NCCU has to offer, we know that they will be ready to soar with us as part of the Class of 2023.”

On Feb. 9, the university also will be conducting final interviews for the second cohort of Cheatham-White Scholars. The merit-based scholarship program was created by the North Carolina General Assembly for incoming freshmen in 2017 and provides up to 50 scholarships at NCCU. Awards will cover tuition, room and board, student fees, books, a laptop computer, supplies and personal expenses, plus four summer experiences that may include international studies. 

Throughout the 2018 academic year, the first cohort of Cheatham-White Scholars has been highly active in a variety of campus organizations, initiatives and service projects, ranging from honor societies to scientific research. Scholars also raised money, collected supplies, and purchased clothes and toys for charter school students in Jacksonville, North Carolina who were directly impacted by Hurricane Florence.

“The Cheatham-White Scholarship Program is an extraordinary opportunity for North Carolina Central University to provide an exceptional educational experience to high-achieving scholars,” said Christina Garrett, associate director of University Scholars at NCCU. “Selected students participate in an array of purposeful academic and co-curricular activities that continue building on the top-notch education legacy created by U.S. Congressmen Henry P. Cheatham and George Henry White.”

Prospective students attending Eagle Scholars Day will meet with university representatives to discuss academic programs, experience sample faculty lectures, and hear details about student support services and campus activities. Participants will also learn more about freshmen admission qualifications, student life activities, financial aid, scholarships and NCCU’s on-campus housing options. Campus and residence hall tours also will be provided.

For more information about Eagle Scholars Day, please contact Christina Garrett, associate director of University Scholars, at 919-530-6520 or

To learn more about the Cheatham-White Scholarship program, please visit:

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