The Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS) is available to help students at all levels of their education 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. If you are just getting started, plan to attend or watch one of our workshops before your first appointment. As a prerequisite, you must meet with an Advising ODS Program Assistant FIRST prior to booking an appointment with the ODS Director.
Please use Calendly to schedule a meeting with Professor Gabriela Valdivia directly or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment during the summer and fall semester!
ODS can assist UNC Chapel Hill undergrads, graduate students & alumni with:
Carmen Marable is a PhD candidate studying neuroscience. Her research examines the developmental origins of child neuronal developmental delay and disorders. She was a 2013-2015 Maximizing Access to Research Careers Scholar, a 2017-2019 ORISE Research Fellow with the US Environmental Protection Agency, and was most recently awarded an NIH ECHO grant in 2020 to conduct her doctoral research here at UNC. In her spare time, Carmen enjoys hiking and trying new recipes. She is elated to assist you in securing your next scholarship through advising and document feedback!
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
220 Graham Memorial
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3510