Upcoming Events

Undergraduate students, graduate students, and UNC alumni can gain valuable insight and useful tips on applying for distinguished scholarships and fellowships. A number of information sessions, workshops and prep-shops are held throughout the year to provide advice and answer questions. These sessions are especially helpful for students interested in applying for endorsed scholarships and learning more about the endorsement application process.

Fall 2022 Events

PD Soros Information Session

Wednesday, September 28
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for an overview of the The Soros Fellowships. The fellowship provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The graduate fellowship provides half tuition and $20,000 maintenance for two years. Applicants must be planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full-time in the United States in the 2023-2024 academic year. All students must be 30 or younger as of the application deadline. This information session will allow students time to ask questions one-on-one with Nikka Landau, Director of Communications for Soros.

Register here.

Summer 2022 Events

A number of information sessions are held over the summer and directly sponsored by the awarding Scholarship and Foundations.

McCall MacBain Information Sessions

Multiple dates and times are available.

RSVP to learn more about the McCall MacBain Scholarships! New dates are added regularly.

Register here.

Schwarzman Scholars Information Sessions

Multiple dates and times are available.


Join Schwarzman Scholars Admissions team members and Alumni in an hour-long webinar as they discuss the program and selection process.

You do not want to miss these virtual panel discussions with Alumni, Staff, and Faculty about the Schwarzman Scholars experience and why you should consider applying. We will release the lineup of our 2022 Featured Spotlights in the coming weeks. Please check back often!

Featured Spotlights:

May 17: Chaos to Concept: Crafting Your Leadership Narrative
June 14: Model Leadership: Schwarzman Scholars Industry Mentor Program

Register here.

Spring 2022 Events

Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Information Session

Wednesday, March 23
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Office of Distinguished Scholarships’ staff to take a deep dive into three prestigious scholarships for study in the UK and Ireland – the Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes. All three of these awards provide for fully-funded graduate study abroad, yet differ in their application processes. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions relating to the nuances between each award and hear from past recipients of these prestigious scholarships.

View recording here.

Schwarzman Scholars Information Session

Tuesday, April 5
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Schwarzman Scholars is a program for the next generation of young leaders, anchored in a fully-funded 10-month master’s degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University. The experience encompasses unparalleled opportunities in and outside the classroom, including extensive leadership training, a network of senior mentors, optional internships, career development, and travel seminars around China. Schwarzman Scholars prepares young leaders for a world where China plays a vital role. Scholars learn from world-class faculty and guest speakers about the emergence of China as an economic and political force through a rigorous and dynamic core curriculum.

Register here.

Fall 2021 Events

Fall ODS Information Session

Wednesday, September 8
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for an overview of the major scholarships we endorse, gain insight into our ODS Campus Ambassador Program, and meet past scholarship recipients and committee members!  This information session will allow students time to ask questions one-on-one with committee chairs and past scholarship recipients.

View recording here.

Boren Scholarship Information Session

Tuesday, September 14
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center

Join the Office of Distinguished Scholarships and a representative from the Boren Scholarship Program to hear more about the award as well as ask your questions!

View recording here.

Truman Scholarship Information Session

Wednesday, September 22
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Come meet with UNC’s most recent Truman Scholar and ask all your questions about the prestigious Truman Scholarship! (Please note, only college juniors are eligible for the Truman scholarship.)

View recording here.


Beinecke Scholarship Information Session

To learn more about the Beinecke, please view this recorded information session (from fall 2020). Feel free to email our office or use Calendly to schedule an initial prospective applicant meeting to discuss the application procedure.

View recording here.