Apply for the Red Hat Shelton Challenge during Summer 2019: Registration Information

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 Check out ALL of the 2019 Red Hat Shelton Challenges:  Dates & Locations

Please apply for a Red Hat Shelton Challenge by submitting an online application and sending the online reference form to 2 references.

Register for an NC State University or UNC-Charlotte Shelton Challenge:

Apply here: Red Hat Shelton Challenge Application & Send your 2 references: Reference Form

Register for the NC State Take II Challenge: Take II Application

Interested in attending a Shelton Challenge at Methodist or NC Wesleyan? Please follow their registration steps listed on their websites.

Register for Methodist University: Methodist Registration Info

Register for NC Wesleyan: NCWC Registration Info


  • Once our office receives the application, deposit, and references, we will process the application within three weeks of that date. The applicant will receive an initial notification letter and an information packet to return to our office. We will continue to communicate with the student up to the program with additional information.
  • There is a $100.00 deposit due with the application. The $100.00 deposit will be deducted from the total cost of the program. Complete payment is due prior to the start of the program.
  • Please make all checks or money orders payable to “Red Hat Shelton Challenge.” In the memo section, please write the student’s name and camp location. Mail Deposits to: Shelton Leadership Center; NC State University;  Campus Box 7133; Raleigh, NC 27695-7133
  • NOTE: Our review process takes into consideration the applicant’s answers to the questions asked in the application, what the applicant hopes to gain from the experience, and what the applicant hopes to take back to the community. We also take grade point average and reference comments into consideration .
  • Applying for financial assistance: We are only able to offer financial scholarships to attend the 2019 Red Hat Shelton Challenge while they are available. Please note your interest on the application.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For questions about the 2019 Red Hat Shelton Challenge programs, please contact our office at 919-515-7115 or