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Other Funding Sources

Other Funding Sources

In addition to UNC Study Abroad Office Scholarships, UNC Honors Carolina Study Abroad Scholarships, and the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship, there are scholarship opportunities available through various UNC departments and outside organizations. Review the resources below for more information! 

If any scholarship application requires certification of financial aid information, email fa_studyabroad@unc.edu and the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid study abroad team will be happy to help.  

UNC Office of Distinguished Scholarships

The Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS)offers a Strive: Scholarship and Fellowship database, filled with numerous study abroad scholarship opportunities for you to view. Contact ODS to learn more about application information and advising. 

Embark Carolina

Embark Carolina has a terrific Funding Finder database which includes scholarship opportunities offered by many UNC departments and centers on campus as well as public and private organizations outside UNC. 

Outside Scholarships

Outside study abroad scholarships include any funding from sources other than UNC Chapel Hill or the state or federal government. Awards from companies, foundations, civic and religious organizations are common examples of outside scholarships.  

Some helpful scholarship databases include

Pell Grant Recipients

If you currently receive the Federal Pell Grant or have financial need (based upon the FAFSA), you may be eligible to apply to the following opportunities. Check out their websites for more information

Students of Diverse Identities

Third-Party Study Abroad Scholarships

Many third-party study abroad scholarship programs (SIT, IES, CET, SFS, API, etc.) offer scholarship funding to help cover study abroad expenses. If you are planning to participate in any of these programs, look on their websites for scholarship information.