Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS)

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

The Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS) provides a central location for information about distinguished awards and assists all Carolina students and alumni in putting their best foot forward when applying for such awards. 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 institutional vetting process called endorsement for prestigious scholarships and fellowships, including the Rhodes, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships and the Luce Scholars Program.


Click here to view deadlines for awards requiring the institutional vetting process called endorsement


Click here to learn about other prestigious scholarships and fellowships



Upcoming and Recent UNC-CH Endorsement Application Deadlines and Events

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program endorsement application deadline
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 5PM ET

Boren Awards endorsement application deadline
Monday, November 30, 2015 at 5PM ET



ODS Mailing Address

Office of Distinguished Scholarships
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Campus Box #3510, 225 Graham Memorial
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3510


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