The Graduate School spans the full breadth of graduate education at Carolina. From supporting more than 8,500 graduate students academically and professionally to working closely with faculty and programs, our work is integral to making UNC-Chapel Hill one of the leading universities in the world.
Graduate students are crucial to Carolina and GiveUNC is the perfect opportunity to show your support for them. Every dollar received supports graduate students and graduate education across campus.
Your gift today on GiveUNC can support a variety of initiatives at The Graduate School, including Diversity and Student Success Initiatives, Professional Development Programs, Summer Research Fellowships, The Graduate Student Emergency Fund and the Dean’s Discretionary Fund.
Show your support for graduate students and graduate education at Carolina today!
The Graduate Student Emergency Fund
The Graduate Student Emergency Fund is designed to provide assistance to graduate students facing unexpected challenges. Because graduate students are typically at a different stage of life than our undergraduate students, their needs are also often quite different. Whether a spouse is suddenly out of work, childcare no longer available or some other barrier to their academic career has emerged, the Graduate Student Emergency Fund exists solely to support the Carolina graduate students during their times of crisis. For many, that time is now.
Doctoral Hooding ceremony held May 12, 2018 at the Dean Smith Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The keynote speaker was Dr. Kathryn Lofton.
Support Graduate School Initiatives
In addition to the Graduate Student Emergency Fund, gifts to The Graduate School can support a variety of initiatives that support graduate students and graduate education across campus. Please see below for some of the initiatives you can support today on GiveUNC:
Diversity and Student Success Initiatives
Support specific programs — and supportive communities — for first-generation, international, underrepresented minority, military-affiliated and LGBTQIA+ graduate students.
Professional Development Programs
Help provide training, programming and a certificate focused on preparing graduate students for 21st-century careers.
Summer Research Fellowships
The Graduate School matches gifts from private donors to create fellowships in areas in which summer funding is limited.
Dean’s Discretionary Fund
Supports the areas of greatest need to help graduate students and programs.
Royster Graduate Fellowship Fund
Help Carolina continue to attract the best and brightest students from diverse academic programs through the Royster Graduate Fellowship Fund.