Kyle, a Peace War and Defense major, is originally from Carrboro, NC. Kyle spent his summer in Geneva with a group from the United Nations working on clean water initiatives. He also spent time in California and Washington, DC, planning student-government related activities to initiate when he returns to Chapel Hill in the fall. To … Continued
Dewitt, an American studies major from Durham, NC, spent part of her summer in Brighton, England, less than an hour away from London. She spent her time there interning with several programs that focus on creative mentorship programs geared toward young adults and children. She also created an alternative suspension program for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro … Continued
Holmes, a psychology major from Chapel Hill, spent her summer interning at the University of Pennsylvania PPC in Philadelphia. She focused her research on post-traumatic growth, a positive change experienced as a result of the struggle of a major life crisis or traumatic event.
Kaminer is originally from Asheville, NC and is a nursing student at UNC. She spent her summer in Guatemala working in a clinic focused on HIV research and working with patients. She worked with physicians and physical therapists in order to gain knowledge and research in this field, which she hopes to bring back to … Continued
Rena Avramidis, originally from Apex, NC, is a Spanish and political science double major and a minor in business administration. Her passions lie in combating human trafficking and working to fight against domestic violence. She spent her summer studying in Spain and working with two social entrepreneurship’s in California.
Mark Clarke, from Fairview, NC, is an English major with minors in History and Creative writing. Over the summer, Clarke helped to start the Carolina Campus Community Garden, which raises fresh, organic produce for low-wage employees at UNC. He worked to build relationships between the faculty and staff and Carolina and the students by providing … Continued
Zachary De La Rosa
Zachary, a double major in mathematics and economics, founded the Economic Development Policy Center of the Roosevelt Institute and served as the Speaker of 93rd Student Congress. His summer project involved working within an Ecuadorian suburb of Quito and a deaf Jamaican community. After graduating from Carolina, he taught high school mathematics through the Teach for America … Continued
Caroline Fish, a double major in psychology and English and a minor in creative writing, was one of two scholars chosen in 2010. She is from originally from Raleigh and focused her summer projects on working with victims of sexual assault and violence. Because of her research, she was able to continue pursuing her passions … Continued
Chase Jones, originally from Greensboro, was a business administration major and a minor in exercise and sports science. As a varsity baseball player, he overcame brain cancer during his first year at Carolina. This led him to pursue his passion of working with patients in the N.C. Children’s Hospital. His work led to the Carolina … Continued
In its inaugural year, the scholarship was awarded to Elinor Benami. She was an economics major and environmental studies minor from Knoxville, Tennessee. Over the summer, Elinor traveled to the Middle East to intern with the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, as well as pursue her own independent projects.