UNC gives $30 million in scholarships annually to students, some of which comes from opportunities enrolled students can pursue during their time at the University.
From research fellowships to study abroad funding, there are many scholarship programs that undergraduate students can apply for.
Inger Brodey, director of the Office of Distinguished Scholarships, said that seeking these opportunities offers many benefits.
“They’re financially valuable because they offer people free graduate school or paid internships, but also just the process of even applying, even if they don’t get one, is very valuable because it helps you figure out and articulate what it is you really want to do,” Brodey said. “It really increases your chances of say, getting into grad school because you will have to think through all of those things in applying.”
Many scholarships support undergraduate ruesearch or graduate study abroad. The Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes scholarships are notable opportunities for juniors, seniors and graduates that allow for graduate study in any discipline in Europe. UNC students can also apply for the Luce Scholars Program, which allows for intensive language study in Asia, and the Schwarzman Scholars Program for master’s degree education in China.