The Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS) is available to help Carolina students and alumni articulate their goals within and beyond the university and will work with you individually to find scholarships that match these goals. ODS is here to advise you on applications and suggest interviewing strategies. Please be sure to read through this website and at least attempt some scholarship searching to identify specific scholarships you would like to pursue.
ODS can assist UNC Chapel Hill undergrads, graduate students & alumni with:
Executive Director of the Office of Distinguished Scholarships
Marc directs the Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS) where he coaches UNC students throughout the process of applying for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. He also manages the operations of ODS. Marc graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University and then earned a master’s degree from the University of Virginia and a PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is the co-author of the first book on academic coaching in higher education.
Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian
Sarah Morris is available to assist with ODS Campus Ambassador Progress checkins, and is also an excellent resource during the various writing processes that come with preparing for scholarship opportunities and more. Schedule an appointment with Sarah if you’re interested in or need support for any of these topics: American Studies, Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, English & Comparative Literature, creating digital exhibits, creating digital assignments, sequencing or scaffolding research assignments, topic formation, finding and evaluating sources, incorporating evidence, visualizing research, undergraduate research, living the questions.
Office of Distinguished Scholarships Contact Information
Office of Distinguished Scholarships
020 Graham Memorial
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3510