Application Details

Friday, October 15, 2021 Current Year Deadline Past, Check Website
Applications typically open in September.
Up to $9,500


U.S. Citizen

The applicant must have attended either a public or private high school or documented home school in the state of North Carolina. A recipient is not required to be a graduate of a North Carolina high school. At the time of application for the Scholarship the applicant: Must be enrolled in a full time course of undergraduate study at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and be available for interview by the Selection Committee in late November/early December. Must be academically eligible and in good standing with the University. This means that the individual is eligible to continue in the next term as a fully enrolled student. Must have completed at least 51 hours of college credit, with at least 27 hours completed "in residence" at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Must be enrolled either in a full-time program of undergraduate study in the College of Arts and Sciences of UNC-CH, or be in pursuit of a double major, one of which is through an academic department of the College of Arts and Sciences during the fall or spring semester immediately before beginning travel. Priority of consideration will be given to those applicants with less travel experience. A recipient of the scholarship must begin travel no later than twelve months from the month of selection or this Award and a graduating-senior must begin travel within six months of the award of the undergraduate degree. All applicants must submit a FAFSA. The EFC (Expected Family Contribution) amount is determined annually.\Proposed travel must be outside of the United States, Canada and the Caribbean


The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship provides an opportunity for Juniors and Seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who attended high school in North Carolina to engage in individual self-designed and directed international travel experiences for periods ranging from two months to six months. Approximately 20 Phillips Scholarships for up to $9,000 each are awarded every year on the basis of a competitive written application and committee interview. The program is open to students who “do not otherwise have the financial resources to afford such travel,” who have demonstrated academic excellence and participation in campus activities, who are U.S. citizens, who have attended a North Carolina high school, and who have a major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Electronic applications are accepted in the fall and due to the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid by October 15 for travel to begin in the next calendar year. Notification of selection is made by mid-December. A formal written report of the experience is required within one month of return from travel.


Jacqueline Dunn
+1 919 966 4045
Tuesday, August 24, 2021