Contact ODS

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, suggest interviewing strategies, and put you in touch with faculty members who can assist with writing project proposals.

Book an appointment with a Program Assistant here.

Chrisy Hayden

Program Assistant

Chrisy is a first-year student in the residential Master of Public Administration program at UNC’s School of Government. She has spent the past year as a Guardian Ad Litem volunteer advocate for abused and neglected children and has a passion for public service. She is so happy to be part of the ODS team as a Program Assistant!


Carmen Marable, MPH

Program Assistant

Carmen Marable is a PhD student 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!


Eric Bontempo

Program Assistant

Eric is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English & Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill and most often teaches “Writing for the Research University” courses. His dissertation project explores the role of British Romantic poetry and philosophy in religious media in the nineteenth century. More broadly, Eric is interested in the  intersection between religion and literary studies.


Jo Klevdal

Program Assistant

Jo is a PhD student in the English and Comparative Literatures Department at UNC Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on questions of memory and technology in the early  20th century, with an emphasis

on the intersection of photography and literature. Originally from outside of Boulder, Colorado, Jo loves to explore the outdoors with her   dog, Juno.


Dr. Inger Brodey


Inger Brodey is a scholar, instructor, and mentor who works closely with Carolina students and alumni applying for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. As Director of the Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS), she runs the selection committees for most of UNC’s endorsed scholarships, including the Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Knight-Hennessy, Goldwater, Churchill, and Luce. She is an award-winning professor of English and Comparative Literature, Global Studies, Asian Studies, and Honors. Professor Brodey studied at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg, Germany, as well as at Waseda University in Tokyo before earning her PhD degree from the University of Chicago.


Sarah Morris

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.

Schedule an appointment with Sarah here.

Schedule a research consultation with UNC Libraries subject specialists here.


Office of Distinguished Scholarships Contact Information
(919) 843-7757

Office of Distinguished Scholarships
220 Graham Memorial
CB# 3510
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3510