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NC-HCAP is now accepting applications for our 2020 cohort of S.E.P. Scholars!

Before you apply, please be sure you meet the required eligibility criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a College/University, Community College or Early College Program.
  • Be classified as a rising sophomore or rising junior (current first-year or second-year) student at the time of application (or graduating senior in Early College).
  • Identify as one or more of the following: first generation, financially disadvantaged, underrepresented minority, permanent resident in a rural county in NC.
  • Have completed a minimum of three college-level credit hours each in math, biology and chemistry by Summer 2020.
  • Hold a science/overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be a US citizen or Permanent US Resident (North Carolina residents receive preference).

A completed S.E.P. application includes:

  • Application including essays
  • Two faculty appraisal forms completed by science faculty (professors, instructors, or TAs)
  • One letter of recommendation from any who may attest to your character, commitment to becoming a health professional, and why you should be selected
  • A recent photo
  • Financial Information Verification (ie. FAFSA-Student Aid Report, Parent/Guardian 1040 Tax Forms)
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Application fee by money order – $25.00

Apply Today!


Click the link below and fill out the form. You will receive an email with a link to the S.E.P. application. Click the link to the PDF application and save it to your computer. Follow the instructions in the document to apply and submit supplemental materials.

Please note: PDF forms require Adobe Reader. You will not be able to fill out and submit the application from within your web browser. Save the form to your computer first, then open it with Adobe Reader.

Attention Mac Users: Please click the following link for special instructions, in order to avoid delays in your application:



Click on the links below to submit your supplemental materials:

All materials must be submitted or postmarked no later than the following deadlines:

Early Admission: Monday, January 7th at 11:59pm

Regular Admission Wednesday, April 1st at 11:59pm

Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. The sooner your application is completed, the greater your likelihood of acceptance.

If you experience any technical difficulties when submitting your application or supplemental materials, please email us at or call us at 919-966-2264.