For Students - Overview
Buckley Public Service Scholars Program
Launched in 2003, the Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) program provides a framework for undergraduate students who want to strengthen and maintain their commitment to serving communities throughout North Carolina, the nation and the world. This innovative program is open to all full-time undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina. Learn more.
Fellowship and Funding Opportunities
The Center offers fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students which provide a wide variety of opportunities to further their involvement and community engagement. Fellowships support students in working with community partners and faculty as well as provide funding to implement innovative service projects to address demonstrated needs in local and global communities. The Robert E. Bryan Social Innovation Fellowships are available to undergraduate students interested in making a significant contribution locally, nationally or internationally through the creation of an entrepreneurial project that addresses a community issue or need. Community Engagement Fellowships are available to graduate students to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that (1) employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and (2) have an academic connection. Learn more.
Public Service Awards
The Carolina Center for Public Service honors individual students, faculty, staff and University units and organizations for extraordinary and exemplary public service through annual Public Service Awards. The awards include the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award, the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service, and the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award. Learn more.
Several grant opportunities are available to individuals and student groups that support their engagement efforts. Davis Projects for Peace offers grants to undergraduates to design grassroots projects to be implemented during the summer. Recognized student organizations, and undergraduate and graduate students (individually or in teams) may apply for the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Awards. Learn more.
The Carolina Center for Public Service strengthens the University's public service commitment by promoting scholarship and service that are responsive to the concerns of the state and contribute to the common good.