This year, the UNC American Indian Center is offering monetary, scholastic awards for students that have demonstrated an interest in serving the North Carolina American Indian population. The applications for the Carolina Native Service Scholars Award (2 undergraduate recipients) and the Student Success Award (1 graduate school recipient) have been extended.
The new deadline to apply for each award is Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Each recipient will be featured in a spotlight article posted on our website and social media pages to honor their accomplishments.
Award details are provided below. Should you have questions, contact Native Student Engagement Coordinator – Qua Adkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-843-5928.
Carolina Native Service Scholars Award
Background: The Carolina Native Service Scholars Award will pay a portion of book and supply expenses for Summer Bridge students who have demonstrated service and/or leadership in a NC Native community.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should provide a two-page single space essay (maximum) about their demonstrated service and/or leadership in a NC Native Community.
Completed applications should be sent to Qua Adkins at email@example.com by 1:00pm on April 21, 2021 via email with “2021 Carolina Native Service Scholars Award” as the subject line. Include your UNC PID# and date of birth in the email.
Award Amount: Two undergraduate students will be awarded $750 each to be used towards books and related school supplies.
Commitment: Students receiving the award will be encouraged to work at least one year during their first two years on a service project at the American Indian Center where they will be exposed to professional development, leadership, and community engagement opportunities. At the end of their service project, each intern will provide a written summary of their experience to be shared with the family making this award possible.
2020-2021 AIC Student Success Award
Background: This is the second offering of AIC Student Success Awards. This award seeks to honor two UNC students who have exemplified servant leadership within the American Indian Community of NC. This leadership can be exemplified either across Carolina’s campus (student group leadership, program development, etc.) or within tribal communities within the state. This award will honor one undergraduate and one graduate student who exemplifies this quality. Note: We currently only have an opening for a graduate school student recipient for this award. The decision of undergraduate student is currently under review.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should provide a two-page single space essay (maximum) about their demonstrated service and/or leadership within the NC Native Community. Speak to how your service/leadership has impacted the Community your served and/or how it inspired the actions of others.
Completed applications should be sent to Qua Adkins at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1:00pm on April 21, 2021 via email with “2021 AIC Student Success Award” as the subject line. Include your UNC PID#, date of birth, and academic year (1st year graduate, sophomore undergraduate) in the email.
Award Amount: One undergraduate and one graduate students will be awarded $500 each to be used towards books and related school supplies.