Will Fellows Program

The Will Froelich Honors Fellowship Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides special opportunities for students who display leadership, initiative, and a desire to make a positive impact on the world around them. These ideals honor the memory and spirit of Will Froelich.

Will Fellows have studied, interned, and conducted research in various locations close to home and around the globe — from Wilmington to Asheville, Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, Cape Town to London, and many locations in between. Whether solving problems next door or abroad, Will Fellows are making connections and gaining insights that they will use to make an impact at Carolina and beyond.

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.

Meghan Gosk works closely with the Will Fellows to maximize the impact of their awards and their Carolina experiences. She is responsible for developing special events and programming that enable the Will Fellows to establish a strong network and explore potential career paths. She also teaches Honors 101 and 201 classes for Honors Carolina students.