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 in a sports business or conduct faculty-mentored research on a sports-related topic in the international setting of their choice.

Designed for ambitious students who possess a strong work ethic and sense of adventure, the Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship provides up to $6,500 to support self-designed, international learning experiences. Past fellows have enjoyed volunteering with underserved youth with Project Beisbol in Colombia, interning in sport marketing in Australia, planning, executing and closing an esports tournament in Denmark, monitoring and optimizing athlete performances in New Zealand, and more!

Five Carolina Blue Honors Fellowships are available each year.
Tyler Bell
Jonah Dolgoff
Sara Eckel
Abi Fortner
Christopher Noce
Nathan Townsend
Alexa Rhodes

Anna Grace Kelley and James Tatter | Barcelona, Spain

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.

“I’m very excited for Carolina Blue Fellows. They will do meaningful work that will help shape their careers and have great cultural experiences that simply can’t be replicated.” – Ricky May

Application Deadline

Priority deadline: December 1

Final deadline: February 1

“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.”


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

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