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Personal and Professional Development


ABOUT carlie

Carlie Spencer is a 28-year-old attorney and philanthropist based in Raleigh, NC. With a passion for public speaking and helping others reach their full personal and professional potential, Carlie has dedicated her life to making a positive impact in her community. 

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Carlie also serves as Miss Dunn 2023 and is preparing to compete at the 2023 Miss North Carolina Competition. Carlie is no stranger to being forced to STRIVE for her SUCCESS. Carlie competed and lost forty-one times in a row at local Miss America Preliminary pageants before finally winning her very first local title in 2018. The Miss America Organization is near and dear to Carlie, as it helped her discover her ultimate passion in life: Strive for Success.

Carlie self-incorporated "Strive for Success" as a non-profit in 2020. The non-profit aims to make personal and professional development resources accessible to all. Through this initiative, Carlie has already touched the lives of over 13 million people and counting!


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The Strive for Success: Failure to Success Scholarship is accepting applications from April 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023. Learn more about the application process and apply below.

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