Apply for a Challenge at NC State University or UNC-Charlotte

The following Challenge sites are maintained by NC State University. Please find our franchise site information under Dates & Locations

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 Please apply for a Shelton Challenge by submitting an online application, sending the online reference form to 2 references and mailing a $100 deposit. 

  • If you prefer a pdf application, please email the Shelton Leadership Center at
  • Once our office receives the application, deposit, and references, we will process the application within two 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 “NCSU: Shelton Challenge.” In the memo section, please write the student’s name and camp location. Mail Deposits to: North Carolina State University; General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center; Attn: Shelton Challenge Application; 210 McKimmon Center; Campus Box 7401; Raleigh, NC 27695-7401.
  • 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 2016 Shelton Challenge while they are available. Please note your interest on the application.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For questions about the 2016 Shelton Challenge Camp programs, please contact Laura Pittman at 919-515-7115 or