In order to be competitive in the job market most students
understand that they need to participate in an internship or internships in
their chosen field before they graduate. However, sometimes those internships
are unpaid. This is challenging for any student, and particularly challenging
to the C-STEP student who may feel like they need summer school or have other
financial commitments that don’t allow them to take an unpaid internship. Please click here for more details.
- UNC-CH Funding Database
Search multiple funding opportunities such as fellowships, scholarships
and stipends that support research, scholarly activities,
travel and service work for UNC Students.
Scholarships, fellowships and awards sorted by class year brought to you by the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Distinguished Scholarships.
The Carolina Experience Enrichment Scholarship, or CEES, is a
$500-$1500 summer fellowship that was established to financially empower
students to supplement their education with a study, unpaid internship, or
volunteer experience. Any undergraduate or graduate student who hasn’t
yet studied abroad or worked as an unpaid intern is eligible to
apply. Those students that face unusual obstacles to participating
in those experiences or who are ineligible to apply for many other rewards
are preferred during selection. This includes transfer students, Carolina
Covenant scholars, non-traditional students, student parents, and non-returning
recent graduates. Learn more at ceesunc.web.unc.edu.
Burch Fellows Program was established in 1993 by a gift from UNC-CH
alumnus Lucius E. Burch III. Its purpose is to recognize
undergraduate students at the University who possess
extraordinary ability, promise, and imagination. It grants up
to $6000 to support self-designed off-campus experiences
that will enable them to pursue a passionate interest.
The UNC-CH Alumni Class of 1938 annually awards summer study abroad
fellowships to American students interested in pursuing
independent career or personal projects outside the United
States. This is a unique scholarship program because it
provides financial assistance to students who could not
perform independent projects abroad without the support of
the Class of 1938 funding.
- C.V. Starr Scholarship
The Center for Global Initiatives administers the C.V. Starr International Scholarships. CGI provides financial need-based competitive funding for undergraduate and international graduate students to support independent internationally-oriented experiences.
Administered by Student Affairs and the Office of Scholarships and Student
Aid, this scholarship engages students in directed international
The Center for Global Initiatives supports faculty research and curriculum development, as well as student language training, international internships and projects, and on-campus student projects relevant to global studies. CGI is particularly interested in opening access to students who are underrepresented in international experiences and study abroad including: ethnic minority students, students with financial need, and students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.
- The Center for Global Initiatives established the Carolina Undergraduate Health Fellowship (CUHF) to enable promising UNC undergraduates to create a self-designed health-related study, anywhere in the world. The CUHF is an investment in talented students bound for health care professions and opens access to international experiences for students whose academic requirements might limit their ability to study abroad. The medical and cultural experience of successful applicants will strengthen the future of health care, both in the United States and globally.
- The Center for Global Initiatives opens access to valuable international experiences by awarding competitive financial support to undergraduate and graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill who have secured an internationally-focused internship. Students must secure their internship before applying for this award.
- VIMY Global Team Award
The Center for Global Initiatives offers funds to a project team of UNC undergraduate and Master’s-level students from multiple disciplines to implement a global social entrepreneurial or research project abroad.
students to pursue an independent summer project that benefits
Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Fellowships to support
undergraduate research, mentored scholarship and creative
performance during the summer.
- For students pursuing personal enrichment
through travel experiences outside of the US for 2 to 6
- A student fellowship
program of the Carolina Center for Public Service. This
program supports outstanding students to carry out national and
international social entrepreneurship projects.
- For students participating in summer or
semester study abroad programs in Asia approved by the
College of arts & Science.
The J. W. Saxe Memorial Prize is a prize of fifteen
hundred dollars that will be awarded to one or more college
or university students involved in public service. The award
is meant to enable the student to gain practical experience
in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or
internship during a summer or other term. Preference will be
given to applicants who have already found such a position, but who
require additional funds.
Applicants should send a resume
together with an essay stating short and long-term goals to
the J.W.Saxe Memorial Fund, 1524 31st Street N. W.,
Washington, D.C. 20007-3074. Include statements from four references
including on from a faculty member. Deadline to apply: April 5th by 5pm.
Winners will be notified by April 12th.
Learn more about
Scholarship Program Award by visiting the DAAD website.