Other Opportunities for Students
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.
Davis Projects for Peace
Davis Projects for Peace is open to all
undergraduates at the 76 institutions
(including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are
part of the Davis United World College
Scholars Program. Students are invited
to design grassroots projects that they
will implement during the summer. The
100 projects judged to be the most promising
and feasible will be funded at $10,000
each. The program is made possible by
Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an accomplished
internationalist and philanthropist,
who celebrated her 100th birthday in
2007 by committing $1 million for 100
Projects for Peace. She was so pleased
with the outcome that she has continued
funding these projects.
Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Awards
The Hyatt Rotary Public Service Awards are sponsored by the Chapel Hill Rotary Club and administered by the Carolina Center for Public Service. $6,000 is available annually for awards of up to $3,000 in support of innovative public service projects that exemplify the motto of Rotary International, “Service above Self.” UNC-Chapel Hill recognized student organizations, and undergraduate and graduate students (individually or in teams) may apply, as long as they are continuing their studies following the completion of their project. The awards are named in honor of the late Dr. Ronald W. Hyatt, Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and long-time member of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, in recognition of his distinguished career at the University and his commitment to helping others.
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.