Global Gap Year Fellowship
UNC is an internationally renowned University with a long legacy of community service. Interested students can now combine their love for travel and commitment to service by applying for the new Global Gap Year Fellowship.
The fellowship is made possible by an anonymous donation of $1.5 million aimed at students who would be otherwise financially unable to fund a gap year. This year, UNC will be selecting seven incoming first-year students for a Global Gap Year Fellowship. The fellowship provides $7,500 to each student for use toward a gap year that is committed to service abroad. While you're free to design your own program, the University and the Campus Y have affiliations with a number of organizations, including Carolina for Kibera and UNC in Malawi.
Housed in the Campus Y, Gap Year Fellows will receive support from staff and students as they prepare for their year abroad. Fellows will integrate their experience into their education when they return to campus with the support of Gappl, a student community dedicated to advocating gap years and supporting gappers and Fellows upon their return.
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Please note that only students who are admitted under Early Action will be eligible to apply for the Global Gap Year Fellowship. Below are the instructions and required forms to apply for the fellowship. The 2013 deadline to apply has passed.
2013 Global Gap Year Application Instructions
Apply for the 2013 Global Gap Year Fellowship - The 2013 deadline has passed; stay tuned for the 2014 application!
Recommendation Form (required): Recommendation Form in PDF or Recommendation Form in MS Word
In the meantime, we invite you to learn more by taking a look at our brochure or reading through the blogs of last year's Fellows. Learn details about where they went and how they helped make the world a better place.