The Burch Fellows Program was established in 1993 by a gift from UNC-CH alumnus Lucius E. Burch III. Its purpose is to recognize undergraduate students at the University who possess extraordinary ability, promise, and imagination. It grants up to $6000 to support self-designed off-campus experiences that will enable them to pursue a passionate interest in a way and to a degree not otherwise possible.
Applications for 2008 Burch Fellowships were due Friday, February 15, 2008 .
Previous Burch Fellows Have...
- Studied the effects of globalization on traditional cultures in Bhutan and Ladakh, India
- Worked as a rehabilitation volunteer for children with cerebral palsy in Ghana
- Studied mime and stage combat in England
- Biked 2,700 miles through Western China to document lives of ethnic minorities
- Studied voice with an opera singer in New York City
- Apprenticed under a master door carver in Tanzania
- Worked with "flying doctors" in Kenya
- Studied traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing
- Researched the Red Colubus monkey in Zanzibar
- Created a picture dictionary of the Coatzospan Mixtec language
- Retraced the steps of a Medieval pilgrimage in France and Spain