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We encourage everyone – faculty, staff, community members and current Carolina students – to investigate diversity award and scholarship opportunities. To help you get started, please click on the resources below to explore your options:

UNC Diversity Awards

Open to all faculty, staff, current Carolina students, student organizations, alumni, community members and community organizations.

Carolina Family Scholarship

Open to children of employees (who work at least 30 hours/week) attending any of the 16 UNC campuses on community colleges in North Carolina.

Funding Finder

Provided by Embark Carolina, this site provides a robust database of awards, programs and fellowships offered by UNC, government agencies and other organizations.

Harvey Beech Scholarship

For current Carolina sophomores and juniors.

Light on the Hill Society Scholarship

For current first-year African American students.

MLK Scholarship

For current Carolina juniors.

MLK High School Scholarship Award

Open to all current Chapel Hill-Orange County School System high school seniors.

Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Issues Grant

Offers funding for events/programs/activities/research that educates, enhances, and shares the diversity of LGBTQ life at UNC.


Scholarships Especially for Minority Students

A compilation of national scholarship resources.

Minority Student Scholarships – Interactive Tool

Interactive tool to search through scholarships available for students of all ethnic and diverse backgrounds.

Scholarship Guide for Native American Students


Scholarship Resource for Students with Disabilities

From Accredited, provides students with disabilities a variety of funding opportunities and benefits.

Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

(at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Office of Distinguished Scholarships

(at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Office of Distinguished Scholarships: Strive Scholarship and Fellowship Database

Interactive portal to search for scholarships and fellowships by major, location and more.