Froelich Honors Fellowships

Froelich Honors Fellowships are awarded to prospective Honors Carolina students who share Will Froelich’s adventuresome spirit, his lively intellect, his interest in civic engagement and his compassionate humanity.

The fellowships are utilized by students who wish to study abroad, participate in a program or internship related to public policy, pursue civic engagement or work with a faculty mentor on independent Honors research.

The inaugural group of Froelich Fellows have logged 100,000 miles — from North Carolina to Japan, India, London, Costa Rica, Belize, and Quito — making friends across the globe and with their sights on solving the world’s greatest problems.

About Will Froelich

Will Froelich was a serious student with an adventurous soul. He had just graduated high school and been accepted into Honors Carolina before his tragic death in 2009.

Will planned to join Honors Carolina in Fall 2010 after embarking on a gap year that would include teaching English and coaching soccer in Peru, helping rebuild the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, and serving an internship with a political publication on Capitol Hill.

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Will lived life with great passion, boundless intellectual curiosity and a deep commitment to serving others. The new fellowships that bear his name are meant to nurture those same values.