Passion. Commitment. Imagination. Leadership.

Burch Fellows are exceptional students who bring these qualities to an academic endeavor that falls within the University’s mission. Applicants must have the imagination and resourcefulness to plan a fellowship experience that allows you to pursue of an intense interest well beyond the scope of an academic course or summer internship.

The range and nature of fellowship experiences is bounded only by feasibility, and the imagination and resourcefulness of successful applicants. The duration and location of the fellowship experience will vary, but the fellowship experience should be completed within a calendar year from the time the fellowship is awarded or before graduation, whichever comes first.

The Burch Fellows Program was established with a gift from Carolina alumnus Lucius E. Burch III.


Click here to read more about this year’s Burch Fellows and their projects.

Sabrina Krupenko - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Valeria Orozco - Tena and Archidona, Ecuador
Claire Pringle - La Selva, Costa Rica
Abby Rogers - Cape Coast, Ghana; Liverpool and London, England; and Charleston, South Carolina
Alexis Siegler - Uganda
Eleazar Yisrael - Salt Lake City, Utah

See past Burch fellows’ project videos in Carolina Digital Repository.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.


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

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