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Class of '38

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class of '38

Award Amount | Eligibility | Terms of Award | Application Deadline
Selection Process | Application Process | Schedule

Award Amount
Fellowships of $5000 each are awarded.
Note: The exact number and amount will be determined by the Class of 1938 Endowment Committee and are subject to approval by the Endowment Committee Board members.

Currently enrolled UNC-Chapel Hill sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. Seniors who will be taking a fifth year of coursework are also eligible to apply. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Permanent Residents are not eligible. All applicants must be enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the Fall or Spring 2013-2014 semester. All applicants are requested to meet with the Endowment Committee at the annual meeting in the Spring of 2014 held at UNC-Chapel Hill to give a brief verbal report of the previous summer's activities.

Terms of Award

  • The fellowship amount is awarded prior to the end of the spring semester 2014.
  • Applicants must be available in person at UNC-Chapel Hill for interviews on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 and Saturday, March 22, 2014.
  • The recipients will be expected to use the award during the summer of 2014 for the purpose described in their project proposal.

Application Deadline
Monday, February 17th, 2014

Selection Process
International Student and Scholar Services coordinates a screening committee that selects the finalists who interview with the Class of 1938 Selection Committee. The best candidates are those who indicate their interest in an independent study project that is tied to their personal and/or career aspirations and have financial need of scholarship funding to pursue this project. Motivation for study abroad as a learning experience and excitement about the project are also significant factors. Strong consideration will be given to candidates whose university records demonstrate their seriousness of academic purpose and to students who lack the sufficient funds to pursue the project. A project should be well thought out and researched as much as possible for feasibility and cost factors.Photo: Class of '38 Recipients

International Student and Scholar Services staff will be happy to discuss with you your ideas about the project proposal and answer any questions you might have about the application process or the schedule for applicants.

Application Process
This year ISSS will post the new application material on Sakai. To access the application materials, students will need to:

After joining the site, students may use the direct URL to access the site's homepage: From the home page of the Sakai site, students should be able to view the ISSS website, recent announcements and a calendar of events related to the fellowship. When accessing the site, a prompt will ask, "Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?" In order to access all the information provided on the site click "No."

To access the application form, students should click on "Resources" from the homepage menu to find the form titled "Class_of_38.dotx." (Students should also find a document with these same instructions in the resources area.) Students are to download and complete the application form on their local computer. Once completed, students should upload the completed and saved application form into their personal folder:

The completed electronic application form must be submitted in the "Drop Box" of Sakai no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014. In addition, students will need to request an official transcript from the registrar's office to be submitted directly to UNC-CH ISSS. Please request the registrar to send it to Jane Rosenberg, CB#5240, UNC-CH ISSS. The transcript is also due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014, so students should request them at the registrar's office well in advance.

When filling out the application, please note that if any of your answers do not fit in the area provided, use the space provided on page 4 to enter the end portion of your answers that did not fit on the previous pages. Please remember to fill in the page number and the question that correspond to each answer. If you still need additional space, please upload a separate page with the additional information, and your complete answer.

Photo: Class of '38 Applicants and Alum

2013-2014 Schedule for Applicants

Information Sessions for Applicants:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Room 2008/2010, FedEx Global Education Center

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Room 2008/2010, FedEx Global Education Center

Application Deadline: Monday, February 17, 2014

Applications Reviewed: February 20 - March 13, 2014

Semi-Finalists Notified: Friday, March 14, 2014

Semi-Finalists Interviews: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Finalists Announced:Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Finalist Information Session: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Finalists Interviews with Class of 1938 Endowment Committee: Saturday,
March 22, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presentations by 2013 Recipients of the Class of '38 Fellowship and Reception: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

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