Your ideas, your creativity, and your perspective are the future.
You are a researcher from the moment you come to Carolina. You have the ability to enact positive change in the South and the world. This program will give you the opportunity to partner with faculty, researchers, artists, policymakers and storytellers doing extraordinary work to build a future where all southern communities can flourish.
Student Profile: Madd Heartley
The American studies major from Charlotte, who also plans to go to nursing school, received a Southern Futures Award to support her undergraduate research.
“Having the tools to do research is a valuable skill set. It helped me to understand more about my own history with the South and how much there is still for me to know and learn. Understanding the past has a lasting impact on how we see the world today.”
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