A Passion For Sports

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.

Two Carolina Blue Honors Fellowships are available each year.

Anna Grace Kelley and James Tatter | Barcelona, Spain


Anna Grace Kelley, a second-year student from Chapel Hill, NC, is studying Business Administration at Kenan-Flagler Business School and minoring in entrepreneurship and coaching education. She will use the fellowship to cover her expenses while she interns at Centre d’Alt Rendiment (CAR) in Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain. CAR is working to revolutionize the way athletes train through the use of new technology, science and research and educational programs. She hopes to gain a greater understanding of the business operations side of sports and make a significant impact at CAR during her time there this summer.

At UNC, Anna Grace, class of 2020, is the head manager of the Varsity Women’s Basketball Team and is involved in student government, the Sports Business Club and the Carolina Women in Business Club.

James Tatter is a third-year student from Winston-Salem, NC studying history and economics. He will use the fellowship cover his expenses for travel to Barcelona, Spain, where he will work with 9inesports, a sports media startup. 9inesports is a platform that seeks to integrate access to sports content such as news, videos and statistics with a social media platform that connects sports fans with each other, their favorite teams, and other brands associated with the sports industry. James hopes to use the experience to grow his understanding of how sports and business meaningfully interact and to gain experience living and working abroad in the heart of Barcelona.

James, class of 2019, is an assistant sports editor for the Daily Tar Heel and runs cross country and track for the UNC Club team.




Ricky May

The Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship was established with a gift from Carolina alumnus Ricky May who worked as a sales and marketing executive in the sports industry for 25 years.

Application Deadline

December 1, 2018

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Gina Difino
Director, Global Education and Fellowships
(919) 962-9680

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