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.

The Carolina Blue Fellowship not only gives you the opportunity to go abroad, but also gives you the opportunity to work in an environment doing what you love to do.

Kayla Miles


Kayla Miles, a senior on the UNC women’s lacrosse team, was the first recipient of the Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship.

Kayla, from Watertown, NY, is majoring in exercise and sports science and minoring in entrepreneurship. She spent the summer of 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand completing a summer internship with VX Sport, an entrepreneurial sports business focused on optimizing athletes’ performance through monitoring devices and data-driven decision-making. She hopes to continue to work with VX Sport on their expansion into the United States.

Miles, Kayla_2016 Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship_courtesy of Kayla Miles and Honors Carolina

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

January 31, 2017

Drop-in Proposal Review Sessions

Wednesday, November 30 (4:00-6:00 pm)
011 Graham Memorial

Thursday, January 19, 2017 (4:00-6:00 pm)
011 Graham Memorial


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Gina Difino
Director of Burch Programs and Honors Study Abroad
(919) 962-9680