Scholarship Application Form

Application closed for summer 2022

For questions about the application or if an extension is needed, please get in touch with Alexys J. Taylor, Charlotte Program Coordinator: ataylor@ncbos.org704.790.9805.  

The 2022 North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) Charlotte Unity Project is a scholarship for current 9 – 11 grade students of the following Charlotte-Mecklenburg Unity High Schools: Butler, East Meck, Garinger, Hawthorne, Mallard Creek, Myers Park, South Meck, Sugar Creek Charter, West Charlotte.  

About the Charlotte Unity Project 

The NCOBS Charlotte Unity Project course is a 7-day backpacking and rock-climbing scholarship for current 9-11 grade Charlotte-Mecklenburg students who attend one of the eight Unity Schools. This FREE course increases students’ understanding of others’ perspectives while working together to achieve common goals. While on course in the Blue Ridge Mountains, students learn technical skills such as navigation, camp craft, and basic backpacking and rock-climbing skills. Students also engage in meaningful conversations around challenging social issues in their school and their communities. Students are empowered to lead and problem-solve effectively. Returning home, they are equipped with the resources and support of their school’s Unity Club to impact their community positively.    

Course Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022 - Saturday, June 18, 2022  

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Step 1: Watch the Charlotte Unity Video

View this quick Unity video to learn more about this program.


Step 2: Check to see if your school is a Unity School 

To apply, you must be a current 9-11 grade student who attends one of the following Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools:  

  • Butler 
  • East Meck 
  • Garinger 
  • Hawthorne 
  • Mallard Creek 
  • Myers Park 
  • South Meck 
  • Sugar Creek Charter
  • West Charlotte 

*Not a current 9-11 grade student? Is your school not listed? Feel free to check out and apply for our other scholarships:   

Step 3: Complete and submit the scholarship application

Please fill out the Charlotte Unity Project scholarship application below completely. Make sure to complete the short answer questions. Make sure to click the submit button at the end of the application. 

The Charlotte Programs Coordinator will follow up with students and/or parents about their applications. 

For questions, please get in touch with Alexys J. Taylor, Charlotte Program Coordinator: ataylor@ncbos.org | 704.790.9805. 

Step 4: Notification

You will be notified by Alexys J. Taylor, Charlotte Program Coordinator, if you’re selected to participate in the Charlotte Unity Course between March 14 – March 18, 2022. Once notified, you will receive a personal link to complete more details about your medical paperwork, departure location, gear, and more!  

Step 5: Embark on your Charlotte Unity course

Round trip ground transportation will be provided. Gear such as hiking bags, tarps, sleep bags, sleeping mats, utensils, food, and rain gear will also be provided. More details about required gear will be given to awarded recipients.   

You do NOT need any outdoor experience to participate.  

You do NOT have to be an athlete or highly-trained to attend this course.  

You DO have to be physically capable and active. Suggested physical preparation will be given to students who are chosen.  

Step 6: Organize and implement your school project   

Each student chosen joins their school's Unity Club during their fall semester to organize and implement two projects that address issues affecting their school and community. The Unity Club is led by the school's Unity Advisor, the Unity students, and the Charlotte Program Coordinator.   

By completing the form below, you are committing to participate in the Charlotte Unity Project. You understand that, if chosen, you will commit to full participation in all aspects of the program, including both the wilderness course and school/community component.  

*Not a part of the listed Unity Schools? Feel free to apply for our other scholarships:   

Applicant Information


You must be a student of one of the following high schools. If you are a home school student, please choose your assigned school by location.

Current Grade Level:*

Assigned Gender at Birth:*

Short Answer Questions

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