Meet Sofia Ocegueda
Psychology major and Hispanic Studies minor, on the Pre-Med track.
Involvements on Campus: I’m involved with a lot of mentoring programs, including SOAR, a mentoring program for middle-school Latinos, and NC Sli, a mentoring program for Latino high schoolers. I feel like it’s important to give back to the community and give back the knowledge you acquired, and just let other students know that it’s possible to become a Tar Heel.
Carolina Opportunities: I am a Covenant scholar, and the program really helped me out. They reach out and give advice if you’re feeling troubles here academically. I just had lunch with my advisor at Top of the Hill, and it was really nice talking to him and just telling him what I’m going through to go into the classroom with more confidence.
There’s also work-study, so if you want to work here, it’s definitely possible. I am a research assistant at UNC Hospitals in the Pediatrics division. You get experience interacting with doctors, interacting with other students that may be in the medical field, and learning about research and fields that you may be interested in.
Why Carolina: I chose Carolina because I felt like it was a family, and I wanted to be a part of that Tar Heel spirit. I felt like as a Latina, my story was going to be heard. When I came to visit for the first time, I enjoyed seeing that all the minorities were somehow involved. That’s why I wanted to come here, because I would feel included, and not just put in a separate little circle.
Carolina College Advising Corps Adviser Veronica Trujillo-Cuadrado was recently honored to welcome UNC President Margaret Spellings to Graham High School, where President Spellings had a chance to hear from students on ways to improve college access. We were very appreciative of her interest in the Corps. To learn more, please see a recent article in the Burlington Times-News.
As a follow-up to this event, we’d like to update you on the progress of the Corps in the area. So far this year, CCAC advisers have met with 85% of the senior class of the three area schools (Graham, Williams, and Cummings) in one-on-one interactions. In collaboration with teachers and counselors, almost 75% of seniors have submitted an application to a 4- or 2- year institution. In other great news, the advisers have greatly increased FAFSA submissions. As of Feb 24, students have already surpassed the number of FAFSAs that were submitted last year.
Stay posted to this blog for more news on the exciting work of the Carolina College Advising Corps.
We’re pleased to announce that the online applications for Part-Time Classroom Studies and Readmission are now available.
For instructions on how to apply for Part-Time Classroom Studies and to begin an application, please click here.
For general information about Readmission, how to apply, and to begin an application, please click here. Please note that there are certain academic eligibility standards that students seeking readmission will need to fulfill. Please visit the academic eligibility section to learn more.
We look forward to reading your application!
Are you an admitted or enrolled student at UNC from Pitt County, N.C.? If so, you may be interested in a scholarship offered by the Riddick Foundation just for students like you starting with the Fall 2017 semester. The deadline to submit a completed application is March 13, 2017.
Applicants must be residents of North Carolina, with preference given first to residents of Bethel, N.C.; second to residents of Pitt County; and third to residents of Eastern North Carolina. Applicants may be high school seniors or college students currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. Please note that this scholarship is open to any student with financial need and to those academically qualified, not to just the top students of each class.
For more information and to apply online, please visit the Center for Scholarship Administration. Click on “Scholarships” and then choose “Riddick Foundation” in the drop-down alphabetical listing and follow the directions as prompted. The deadline to apply—March 13—is quickly approaching so please act quickly if you’re interested!