Seniors Will Leimenstoll and Henry Laurence Ross have won Luce Scholarships for study in Asia.
The program funds a year of living and learning in Asia for recent college graduates with limited prior experience of the continent. Scholars are selected for outstanding academic achievement and leadership ability.
Carolina leads the nation in Luce Scholars with 35 winners since the program began in 1974.
Leimenstoll of Greensboro is an environmental studies major and city planning minor. He serves as UNC’s student body president.
He has participated in the North Carolina Outward Board leadership program and has studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, through Honors Carolina. He is an active participant in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program and has completed more than 300 hours of community service. Leimenstoll also volunteers as campus tour guide in the Carolina Ambassadors program.
Ross of Lakeville, Conn., is a classics major, biology minor and Morehead-Cain Scholar.
He has served as a counsel in UNC’s student-run honor system and currently serves as the deputy student attorney general and solicitor general for the student body. He has pursued international research in Cape Town, South Africa, and taught school in Zimbabwe. On campus, Ross has taken graduate-level studies in Latin and received the 2012 Preston H. and Miriam L. Epps Prize in Greek Studies, the top undergraduate classics award.