Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship Details


The Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship is open to rising second, third, and fourth-year students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. You must be fully enrolled in the spring term prior to receiving the award and planning to return to campus in the following academic year. You do not have to be a member of Honors Carolina to apply. Preference will be given to students who have never traveled internationally.

If you accept the Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship award, you must withdraw from any other funding opportunities for that summer. Likewise, if you have accepted another award for the summer, you must withdraw your application for a Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship.

Eligible Projects

Applicants will propose an internship in a sports organization internationally. Students source their own internships. If they need assistance, it is recommended to arrange a meeting with the Director of Global Education and Fellowships or with a career coach.

While the fellowship prefers internships in start-up sports businesses, the fellowship can be granted to work with any type of sports organization, including performance and research centers, non-profit organizations, and governmental organizations.

The full proposed Experience should be no less than 65 days including 8 weeks of full-time internship work with a preference for longer experiences. Students who are interested in pursuing this opportunity for a faculty-mentored research project in sports should apply via the SURF program.

How To Apply

Applicants prepare a fellowship experience of no less than 65 days, including at least 8 weeks full-time in their internship, internationally interning with a sports organization of their identification.

  • Résumé
  • Bio
  • Fellowship Experience Proposal (1,200-word limit)
  • Budget
  • Photograph
  • Unofficial UNC Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Letters of Support
Click here for detailed information about the application materials.

Faculty Advisor

All applicants should identify and consult with a faculty member familiar with your work, the region you are going, or the type of internship you are proposing. This advisor can review your proposal and help address any questions that you may have in undertaking this experience.

Application Deadline

December 1


Mandatory interviews for finalists will be held in February. Fellows will be announced soon after the completion of the interviews.