Undergraduate Student Funding & Awards
Fellowships and Scholarships
- A $5,000 annual scholarship (renewable for up to three years) funded by Scott MacDonald, Donald Ubell, the Fisher family and others.
- Offered to a select group of service-oriented students in their second year to support tuition costs
- Receive training, mentorship and support in pursuing their particular public service interests
- Participate in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program for the opportunity and structure to build service portfolios and develop skills related to community service
- Participate in a 4-day North Carolina Outward Bound School leadership course during their first year in the program.
- Provides selected students funding, mentorship and support to create and implement a signature service project
- For students in their junior and/or senior year
- Community Service Scholars will be invited to apply and receive priority, but applications from other students with significant community partnership will also be considered.
- $1,900 to support study and engaged research in environmental field sites, preferably abroad
- Preference is given to Buckley Public Service Scholars program participants who are majoring in business, environmental or economics disciplines
- Must continue your studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following the fellowship
- Applications for the 2020 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship open Nov. 1 and close Feb. 7.
- Up to $1,500 to help launch a project
- Designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact
- Recipients enroll in a service-learning course on project management during the spring semester of the fellowship year
- Applications for the 2020 Bryan Fellowship are open until Monday, Oct. 21.
- Students taking an APPLES course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant
- Up to 10 partnership grants of up to $100 each for the current semester
- Grants are intended to benefit the community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for a student.
- Students taking an APPLES course are eligible to apply for transportation grants
- Up to $50 to assist with transportation costs associated with course volunteer opportunities
- Intended to assist students with additional costs such as gas, parking or bus fare if their volunteer site is further from campus.
- Between $150 and $300 to support project- or event-based collaborations with a community partner
- To apply, students submit a project or event proposal along with the written endorsement of a community partner.
- Recognizes the sustained and ongoing commitment of a student, faculty member, staff or community partner who has addressed the concerns and needs of North Carolina communities
- Nominations for the 2020 Ned Brooks Award open Dec. 1 and close Feb. 15.
- Open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program
- Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer
- Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each
- Applications for the 2020 Davis Projects for Peace open Nov. 1 and close Jan. 15.
- Provides funds to defray travel costs for APPLES program participants who are extending their work with communities abroad
- Two $500 awards are given to two recipients each year
- The application cycle is late in the fall semester.
- Given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina
- Recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, staff member and officially recognized student organization
- Nominations for the 2020 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award open Dec. 1 and close Feb. 15.