UNC’s first American Indian Udall Scholar

“I am so grateful for the opportunities made available to me through the Udall Scholarship as well as the collective support I have received to further my education. It’s much more than money; it’s a family and a legacy that I’m very honored to be a part of. I’m especially proud to leave my own imprint on this University as its first American Indian Udall Scholar.”

As one of the UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid’s Carolina Covenant scholars, Joseph Locklear came to Carolina on a mission—to become a doctor and help address the addictive behaviors among his fellow American Indians. Active in the Carolina Indian Circle and the UNC American Indian Center, he is on his way to better understanding the problems and discovering solutions.

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