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Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and governmental agencies, receive funding ($1,200 for spring and $2,500 for summer) and are enrolled in a service-learning course (three-credit hour course through the School of Social Work in the spring and a one-credit hour online course through the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in the summer). The cost of the intern is equally shared by community partners and APPLES, each paying for half of the cost of the intern. APPLES interns are considered staff in their organizations and have a great deal of responsibility as well as professional growth opportunities.
6-12 Months between sophomore and junior years | Applications are due January 31, 2019.
The second Global Gap Year Bridge Year Fellowship will be awarded this spring to a second semester sophomore who will take a year away from UNC to engage in international service before returning in Fall 2019.
Applications are due January 29, 2019.
Administered by the Johnson Center for Undergraduate Excellence, this program was established by UNC alumnus Lucius E. Burch III. The Burch Fellowships recognize undergraduate students who possess extraordinary ability, promise and imagination and grant up to $6,000 to support self-designed off-campus experiences that enable students to pursue a passionate interest.
These projects are funded at $10,000 each and are 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.
The fellowship is awarded to about 20 students nationwide who have original and compelling ideas for social change. Students receive a two-year stipend of $60,000 to start new public service projects or organizations. Programs can be domestic or international in all public service areas including but not limited to the environment, arts, education, health, youth service and development, civil and human rights and community and economic development.
The Fund II Roots & Shoots National Fellowship has been designed to provide an opportunity for U.S.-based young people of color (or those with a commitment to serving youth of color in communities of need) to complete community-focused projects that help foster respect and compassion for all living beings, promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and inspire individuals to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment.The program welcomes U.S. part-time or full-time undergraduate, graduate, or gap year students ages 18-24 who are dedicated to social justice and/or environmental issues to apply for this opportunity.
May – August | Applications are due January 31, 2019.
The Global Engagement Fellowship, or GEF, supports UNC Chapel Hill students to conduct international social-justice oriented summer projects. The Fellowship provides resources to support students with summer global experiences that are enriching for them and for the communities they visit.
9 Months | Apply Early Action to Carolina, and after being accepted, submit your application for GGYF by March 1.
Select high school graduates that have been admitted to Carolina through Early Action have the chance to participate in an international year of service before coming to UNC. The Gap Year presents a wonderful opportunity for students to gain real-world experience, life skills, independence, and personal growth.
The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society who have had limited exposure to the region. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.
Provides selected students with funding, mentorship and support to create and implement a signature service project during their junior and/or senior year.
The program is designed for aspiring social change-makers who are interested in providing a significant contribution locally, nationally or internationally through the creation of an entrepreneurial project that addresses a community issue or need. Fellows receive enrollment in a Public Policy course, up to $1,500 to help launch their idea, support from APPLES students and staff and invaluable leadership training and personal development.
10 Weeks | Deadline 2019
Through this fellowship experience, Carolina students will receive a unique, paid opportunity to cultivate leadership skills through mentorship and an independent study designed by the student and the Stone Center Director. provides students with access to building offices, staff, one-on-one time with the Director of the Stone Center and an opportunity to work with on-campus student organizations to increase levels of engagement in the programs and initiatives of the Stone Center.
The UNC-Chapel Hill Alumni Class of 1938 annually awards summer study abroad fellowships to U.S. 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.
Annually awards two students with a stipend of up to $3,000 to conduct a summer internship. The Fellowship rewards students for their interest in South Asia and promotes social activism by affording students the opportunity to grow, serve and make a difference.
Applications are due December 16, 2018.
The scholarship targets juniors demonstrating transformative passion, service, leadership and growth. A living legacy of former Student Body President Eve Carson, the scholarship fulfills Eve’s vision for a student-run merit scholarship awarded to students, by students. The Scholarship exists to recognize students who have grown significantly in their time at UNC – providing support for Scholars’ expenses during senior year, as well as funding for a transformative summer experience.
Created in October 2001 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for scholars of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential from every country of the world other than the United Kingdom. Recipients gain admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue a second Bachelor degree; one year postgraduate courses; or research leading to the Ph.D. degree.
Applications are due February 5, 2019.
The scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection.
Applications are due February 1, 2019.
First-year students are welcome to join the program, which allows them to take advantage of the faculty and other resources at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. It provides full tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees for four years plus three summers of generous funding. The Robertson Scholars Program seeks students who have demonstrated the passion and potential to become great leaders in college and beyond.
Applications are due March 7, 2019.
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
Applications are due November 30, 2018.
Given annually to one interdisciplinary team of students (Vimy scholars) working collaboratively to pursue research or service projects outside the United States. Made possible by the Global Education Fund, this award provides full funding for a team of students to conduct a summer project abroad. This award is intended to support UNC undergraduate and master’s-level students, and the project should be student-designed and student-led.
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