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The following requirements are preferred for individuals applying to the Shelton Challenge.

  • Need to be a rising 9th – 12th grade student (includes graduating seniors)
  • An unweighted 3.0 grade point average (GPA)

The Shelton Challenge is a six day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for a variety of topics including personal leadership assessment and interpersonal dynamics; role of values and ethics in leadership; leadership traits and approaches; teambuilding and empowering others; civic and social responsibility; and goal setting.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, low and high ropes courses, a coordinated service project and fun night activities to help students get to know others participating in the program.


The cost to attend the Shelton Challenge six-day residential program is $500. This cost includes all curriculum materials, lodging and food, low and high ropes training, transportation during the week and night activities.

With submitting the application, please mail a $100 deposit to hold space in the program. The deposit will go toward the final payment of $500.

Please make checks payable to Shelton Challenge at NCWU and mail to the following address:
N.C Wesleyan University
Attn: Mike Armbruster
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd
Rocky Mount, NC, 27804

In the memo section, please write the student’s name. If the applicant is not accepted to the program, the $100 will be refunded. If the applicant is accepted, and the applicant then chooses not to attend the program, a refund may be provided up to a month prior to the date to attend the program.

Applications are only considered complete upon receipt of the application, $100 deposit and two references.

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