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The Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship

Deadline: March 1, 2019. The Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship awards funds to SIT Study Abroad or IHP alumni returning to the country of their program to pursue development projects which benefit human rights in that region. The Fellowship is a great opportunity for SIT Study Abroad or IHP alumni to apply their skills, vision, and knowledge to benefit the communities they studied in and became a part of during their time abroad.

ASMEA Grants

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to offer the following Grant opportunities to its Members in conjunction with the Twelfth Annual ASMEA Conference from October 31 – November 2, 2019 in Washington, D.C.  ASMEA is offering Research Grants up to $2500 to qualified students and scholars engaged in the study of the Middle East and Africa. ASMEA is offering Travel Grants up to $750 to qualified scholars and students to present their research at the Twelfth Annual Conference. You must be a member of ASMEA.

The Beinecke Scholarship

UNC Endorsement Deadline: January 14th. The Beinecke Scholarship provides $34,000 to support graduate education for approximately 20 third-year students (juniors) each year. Selected scholars receive $4,000 prior to entering graduate school and the remaining funds are distributed over a 2-5 year period while the recipient completes graduate studies in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Applicants should be able to demonstrate superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise.

Boren Scholarships

UNC Endorsement Deadline: December 17th. Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Scholarships and deadlines vary. Please check website for more information.

Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship

Deadline: December 1, 2018. The Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship allows students with a passion for the business of sports to create their own summer internship built around international sports entrepreneurship. Designed for ambitious students who possess a strong work ethic and sense of adventure, the Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship provides up to $5,000 to support self-designed, international learning experiences, such as working for an Australian Baseball League franchise, leading a social media campaign for a pro cricket franchise in the India Premier League, or helping a soccer start-up get off the ground in Tanzania.

Carolina Center for Jewish Studies Undergraduate Grant

Deadline: February 25. Thanks to generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is able to offer several grants supporting undergraduate student research and travel. ll students who receive grants from the Carolina Center for Jewish  Studies will be expected to complete a brief follow-up report within six weeks of completion of the grant.

Carolina Global Food Program Summer Scholarship

The Carolina Global Food Program, an initiative within the Global Research Institute, is announcing its fourth annual competitive scholarship program in the summer of 2019. In the program a select number of Carolina Global Food Program “Summer Scholars will be awarded up to $5,000 each to support food related summer research projects. Each awardee will explore a food topic relating to food or agriculture, broadly conceived. The topic may have an academic or policy focus or an emphasis on public service.

Carolina Global Initiative Award

Deadline: Rolling. The Carolina Global Initiative Award provides funding for students to complete a non-credit-bearing global opportunity in the U.S. or abroad. We seek applications from students with financial need and no or limited prior global travel and those with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. The opportunity may take a wide variety of forms including: internships, research, service projects, educational group travel or self-designed travel. We are no longer providing funding for study abroad programs or programs that offer academic credit. The opportunity must be globally focused, but can take place anywhere in the world, including the U.S.

CHCI Congressional Internship Program

Deadline: Summer 2019: December 1, 2018 and Fall 2019: February 15, 2019 During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Deadline: November 27, 2018 at 8:00pm Eastern.The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

Curriculum in Global Studies Undergraduate Summer Awards

The Curriculum in Global Studies is pleased to announce a call for proposals for monetary awards to support our Undergraduate students who have secured/are securing globally oriented experiences, including internships, study abroad, research, and other similar endeavors for Summer 2019. The aim is to provide financial support so that students can pursue opportunities that will enrich their academic and professional careers. These experiences can be based in the US or abroad.  The average award will be approximately $1,000, depending on the project proposal and availability of funds.

Curtis Scholarship

Deadline: April 21st. The 2019 Curtis Scholarship is an annual leadership development program to support youth ages 16-20 from underserved communities in the U.S. who embody the values of global citizenship. Curtis Scholars will be invited to join a 10 day learning trip to South Africa, and one advocacy trip to Global Citizen Week Events in NYC. Must be age 16-20 and have a family household income under $85,000.

Daughters of the Revolution Scholarship

Deadline: February 15 , 2019. The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.

Eve Carson Scholarship

Deadline: Dec 16, 2018. The Eve Marie Carson Scholarship requires that applicants have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and have completed 48 credit hours at UNC Chapel Hill. Transfer students who do not meet the credit hour requirement are not eligible. The award funds a summer experience (up to $5,000) and half the cost of in-state attendance (regardless of scholar’s residency status) for the scholar’s senior year.

Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship

Electronic applications are being accepted now and due to the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid by October 15 for travel to begin in the next calendar year. The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship provides an opportunity for Juniors and Seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who attended high school in North Carolina to engage in individual self-designed and directed international travel experiences for periods ranging from two months to six months. Approximately 20 Phillips Scholarships for up to $9,500 each are awarded every year on the basis of a competitive written application and committee interview.

Foreign Language & Areas Studies Fellowship

The deadline for applications for Summer 2019 and Academic Year 2019-2020 is February 8, 2019. Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students at the intermediate level and above.

Freeman Asia Program

The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Must be an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8.

The Gerald Unks Undergraduate Travel Fellowship

Deadline: March 8th. The fellowship was established upon the realization of the need for understanding and communication between people of various nationalities and cultures as methods of preserving world peace, the hope of increasing international awareness among citizens of the United States of America, and the inestimable value and reward of foreign travel for undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each award is up to $2,500 and eight recipients will be selected.

Gilman International Scholarship

The student application for Summer and Fall/Academic Year opens in January 2019. The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.

Global Engagement Fellowship

The application will open in December and be due in January. GEF supports undergraduates, graduates, and student teams working with grassroots organizations and communities abroad. GEF targets students who may not otherwise have the means to afford a global experience. Students design their own service projects and can apply in the spring. The number and amount of awards will depend on the students’ proposed budgets. Students may receive up to $2,500.

Goldwater Scholarship

UNC Endorsement Deadline: October 4th. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate. By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields.

Green Corps Program

The application is now open for our 2019-20 program. Green Corps offers a yearlong, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing.You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by environmental organizers and leaders from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year. Green Corps offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

The Herbert Lehman Scholarship is a national, highly competitive scholarship that makes annual awards to qualified, outstanding undergraduate students. Herbert Lehman Scholarship awards are $2,000 per year for four years totaling $8,000 (as long as scholars remain in good academic standing and continue to meet the scholarship criteria). The deadline for the scholarship is April 1. All students will be notified of their status via postal mail or email by mid-July.

Julia Crane Award

The Julia Crane Award recognizes excellence in undergraduate work by a rising senior conducting research leading to an undergraduate honors thesis on a Latin American or Caribbean topic. The award defrays the cost of summer travel to Latin America or the Caribbean. The competition is not restricted by discipline or department. Awardees are expected to complete their honors thesis during the academic year following the award.

  • $750-$1,000
  • Honors Thesis

LEVIT Summer Arabic Scholarship

Deadline: April 30th. The Levantine Institute of Tripoli (LEVIT) is proud to announce the Summer  Scholarship a fully-funded two months Arabic language program. The Summer Scholarship is designed for anyone interested in learning Arabic language and experiencing a linguistic and cultural immersion into Levant. You must have beginner or intermediate level of Levantine dialect.

Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship

The Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship was established in 1998 by Sangam, UNC’s South Asian awareness student group. The Fellowship awards two students each year up to $3,000 to execute a project of their own design that benefits South Asians in some way, whether it is through direct service or increasing awareness of South Asian culture and issues. Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Phillips Ambassadors

The Phillips Ambassadors scholarship offers undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University a unique opportunity to study abroad in Asia. The Phillips Ambassadors Program is open to students across all majors who are applying for a university-approved study abroad academic program in Asia (excluding Central Asia). Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (as depicted on official transcript). Applications for summer, fall and year-long programs open on December 1 and are typically due in mid-February. Applications for spring programs open on July 1 and are typically due in mid-September. Please check program brochures for specific details.

The National Italian American Foundation

The application will reopen for the 2019-2020 academic year on Friday, December 1st, 2018. The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to 60-70 outstanding students in a variety of academic disciplines for use during the following academic year. Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000. You must be a member of NIAF or have a parent, grandparent or guardian with an active NIAF membership but you can join.

The North Carolina Summer Policy Institute (NCSPI)

Deadline: March 1st. The North Carolina Summer Policy Institute (NCSPI) is an initiative to foster the state’s next generation of public policy leaders. NCSPI brings together students from across the state to participate in a multi-day exploration of North Carolina’s top policy issues through a combination of seminars, panel discussions, and workshops. During this engaging experience, the students will gain a broader understanding of the tools needed to contribute to the policy process. Through networking with their peers, local policy experts, and state officials, we aim for NCSPI to be the cornerstone in preparing students to become North Carolina’s future movement makers.

Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award

Applications for the 2019 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award open Dec. 1 and close Feb. 8. The Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award is given annually in support of innovative public service projects that exemplify the motto of Rotary International, “Service above Self.” Each year, up to $3,000 is awarded for an international project and up to $2,000 is awarded for a local project. You must be returning as a student the semester after you complete the project.

Senior Honors Thesis

Deadline: February 28th @ 4:00 PM. Honors Carolina offers financial awards to support Senior Honors Thesis research. These awards, up to $500, may be used to cover any legitimate cost directly connected to a thesis project: laboratory equipment and supplies, computer software and hardware, travel, artistic supplies, books and periodicals not available through normal library sources, illustrations and duplication, etc.

Summer Research Initiative

Deadline: February 10, 2019. This program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).

Summer Internship Grant (The Office Scholarships and Student Aid)

Deadline: April 11th @ 5:00 PM. The Summer Internship Grant provides funding for rising seniors pursuing summer opportunities that advance their career or academic interests.Grants range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, depending on a student’s need and proposed budget.

Truman Scholarship

UNC Endorsement Deadline: November 5th. Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. For students pursuing graduate school. The UNC representative can be contacted at You must be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with junior-level academic standing; or,  have senior-level standing in my third year of college enrollment.

Udall Scholarship

UNC Endorsement Deadline: January 28th. 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. In 2018, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. 

Vimy Global Team Award

Deadline: November 30, 2018 11:59 pm EST. the Vimy award is 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.

Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies