To be eligible for the Carolina Bowl, participants must meet the following criteria:
- Academic Eligibility – Current Report Card “C” Average or Better in every Subject.
- Character Reference – (2) Character Letters (one from their current Head/Assistant Coach (or Director), and one from their Teacher or Principal).
- Age Eligibility –
- Football – Be enrolled in the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th or 12th Grade
- Cheerleader – Be enrolled in the 5th-12th Grade
- Band – Be enrolled in the 9th-12th Grade
- Athletic or Musical Ability – Be a current football player, cheerleader or band member associated with a Youth Program, Middle School or High School.