For many UNC students, part of the life-altering educational experience that we associate with Carolina is going abroad: UNC emphasizes the importance of a global mindset that is interwoven into our studies, our volunteer work, and our personal lives. However, the cost of going abroad or accepting an unpaid internship can prevent many of us from delving deeper into our research and study or expanding the impact of the organizations that we work with around the world.
The Carolina Experience Enrichment Scholarship, or CEES, is a $1,000 summer fellowship that was established to financially empower students like us to supplement their education with a study, unpaid internship, or volunteer experience. Any undergraduate or graduate student who hasn’t yet studied abroad or worked as an unpaid intern is eligible to apply. Those students that face unusual obstacles to participating in those experiences or who are ineligible to apply for many other rewards are preferred during selection, such as transfer students, Carolina Covenant scholars, non-traditional students, student parents, and non-returning recent graduates.