Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS)

Honors Carolina students have a knack for winning national and international scholarships. In fact, Carolina has produced more Rhodes Scholars in the past 10 years than any other public university in the nation — and graduated more Luce Scholars than any other university in the nation, public or private.

The Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS) provides a central location for information about distinguished scholarships and assists all Carolina students and alumni in putting their best foot forward when applying for scholarships. Our staff is available to advise applicants on their applications, suggest interviewing strategies, and connect applicants with faculty members who can assist with writing project proposals.

In addition, ODS assists in the endorsement process for prestigious scholarship and fellowships, including the Rhodes, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships and the Luce Scholars Program.


Click here to view deadlines for scholarships requiring UNC-CH endorsement

Click here to learn about other prestigious scholarships and fellowships



Recent and Upcoming UNC-CH Dates and Endorsement Application Deadlines

ODS Fall General Information Session (all students)
September 10, 2014 at 5PM ET

Churchill Scholarship
September 23, 2014 at 5PM ET

Truman Scholarship Information Session (1st-, 2nd-, & 3rd-yr. students)
September 23, 2014 at 5:15PM ET

Luce Scholars Program
September 24 2014 at 5PM ET

Goldwater Scholarship (faculty email nomination)
October 8, 2014 at 11:59PM ET

Truman Scholarship
November 5, 2014 at 5PM ET

Goldwater Scholarship (endorsement application)
November 5, 2014 at 5PM ET

UNC-CH Endorsement Application Mailing Address

Office of Distinguished Scholarships
RE: UNC-CH Endorsement Application
Campus Box #3510, 225 Graham Memorial
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3510