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The Carolina Center for Public Service is now accepting applications from students interested in taking Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change (HBEH 611) in spring 2022. The application can be accessed at The deadline for submission is Monday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m.

This course is a unique opportunity through the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) program for students to learn about and experience the process of awarding grants to local agencies. Throughout the course, students function as a committee and are responsible for researching the needs of North Carolina, designing grant award criteria, drafting and distributing a request for proposals, reviewing submissions, and awarding $10,000 to select community organizations. In addition to meeting weekly and participating in the grant making process, students learn about the nonprofit sector and the philosophy and practice of philanthropy through readings, class exercises and guest speakers.

This course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. in Rosenau Hall (Gillings School of Global Public Health.)Submitted applications will be reviewed by a student committee, and applicants will be notified the early November of their status. Preference is given to active participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. The course is designated to fulfill the EE (Experiential Education)/High Impact Practice requirement as well as the BPSS service-learning component.

Please direct questions to the course instructor, Lynn Blanchard.

Impact-NC Grant

ImpactNC is a foundation board run in conjunction with HBEH 611: Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change, a course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offered in the Spring semester. The course is supported by the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Buckley Public Service Scholars program and partially funded by the Learning by Giving Foundation, with the purpose of supporting sustainable, long-term change in North Carolina communities. To supplement in-class learning experiences on the history, models, and current state of philanthropy, participating students design, publicize and award grants to select organizations actively supporting vulnerable communities in North Carolina. Grants are awarded each spring.

For questions, email ImpactNC.