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 $9,500 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; and 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. Additionally, the applicant’s EFC (Expected Family Contribution) must be no more than $33,766 (standard Cost of Attendance for an in-state student + $9,500, a maximum possible Phillips Travel Scholarship award). Electronic applications are being accepted now 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.
The program is jointly administered by the Student Affairs and the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid. For more information, call the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at 966-4045 or Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at 962-8396.