Seeded by a grant from the UNC Parent’s Council and sustained by the Global Education Fund, this award provides funding for 50 first-year or new transfer students to obtain their first US Passport. Applications from students who otherwise would not be able to afford the cost of a passport are prioritized, and we are specifically targeting students traditionally underrepresented in global opportunities (read more about our Opening Access initiative here). The primary goal of this award is to encourage students to begin participating in global opportunities early in their academic careers.
To be eligible for the award, the student must:
50 awards in the amount of $135 to cover the application cost for a US Passport will be disbursed to the winners accounts. Recipients will be expected to cover the cost of passport photos ($7-10).
Applicants will be notified approximately two weeks after the application deadline via email. Do not contact the Center for Global Initiatives to inquire about the status of your application during this time frame.
Upon receiving the award, the students will be required to:
Required application materials include: