Awards, Funding and Financial Aid
You may fund your education through a combination of sources, including fellowships, research and teaching assistantships, awards and federal student loans.
Each year, outstanding students at the Gillings School for Global Public Health receive awards and honors recognizing their excellence in teaching, research, service and professional development. These awards are supported by generous contributions from donors to the School and University who value the current and future contributions of our students.
The deadline to apply for student self-nominated awards has passed.
In addition to this partial list of funding opportunities, the Graduate School offers more information about fellowships and funding.
International Students: Unless you have written confirmation from the School or University, you will not receive funding and should plan on financing your study in the U.S. as you have indicated on your Graduate Student Financial Certificate Form through the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
Online Students: Online MPH students that receive fellowship offers will be notified by their Online MPH admissions counselor. Fellowships are merit based and awarded at the time of admission or soon after. Please contact your admissions counselor if you have additional questions about the fellowship process.
Funding awarded for talent, academic achievement or other criteria specified by a donor. Awards may be based on merit or financial need.
- Gillings School scholarships/awards
- Graduate Student Tuition Support
- Graduate School Awards
- Graduate Student Fellowships and Funding
- OSA Career Services Fellowship Listings
- NCPHA Public Health Scholarships
- Rotary Peace Fellowship
- Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award
- DAAD Research Grant and Study Scholarship
- Dolores Z. Liebmann Fellowship
- Impact and Horizon Award
- Carolina Center for Public Service
- Carolina Population Center
- Global Health Internships and Funding
- Graduate Funding Information Center
Funding awarded for merit, research or other criteria specified by a donor or department.
Money borrowed from federal, university or private sources that require repayment.
Visit the links below for more information about research and funding opportunities.
Visit the links below for more information about teaching and funding opportunities.
Visit the links below to apply for current opportunities offered outside of the university.
- Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows in Public Health
- Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies
- Human Vaccines Project - Michaelson Prize
- AAUW American Fellowship
- Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
- P.E.O. Scholar Award
- CDC Public Health Fellowships
- ASPPH Fellowships
- Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy
- Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowships in Health Policy
- Environmental Fellows Program
- Epi Scholars Program
- HRTP Internship Program
- Paul Ambrose Scholars Program
- ETS Internship, Fellowship and Visiting Scholar Program
- Health Policy Research Scholars Program
- HRSA Scholarships
- ASN Predoctoral Fellowships
- Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarships
- National Institute of Justice Fellowship
- Pat Tillman Foundation
- DOE Graduate Student Research Program
- SPIN Funding Database
- Strive: Scholarship and Fellowship Database
- Diversity Scholarships
- Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship
- AEHS Foundation Scholarships
- Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship
Students receive financial support through service and non-service scholarships, teaching and research assistantships, and other compensated positions. Students also may receive support through federal student loans.
October 1: Submit FAFSA forms to be considered for financial aid in the following academic year.
October–April: Review UNC’s financial aid calendar. Note all due dates for opportunities of interest.
December 15: Apply to the graduate program of your choice by Dec. 15 to be considered for funding by the UNC Graduate School.
December–April: Use our GPS to find out specific due dates for your program of interest.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Step 1: Complete the paperwork.
To qualify for most funding sources, all students (including online learners) must apply for financial aid through UNC’s Office of Scholarships and Student Aid (OSSA). Apply for financial aid regardless of need to ensure that you are eligible for as many opportunities as possible. All aid distributed through the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid (even merit-related awards) requires the submission of a FAFSA form. The Federal School Code for UNC is 002974.
Step 2: Check with the academic coordinator who supports your program.
Coordinator contact information for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students is located on the Student Affairs page. Note that you may need to complete additional financial forms for department-sponsored scholarships and assistance.
Step 3: Departments submit funding award nominations.
Your home department will select a number of applicants (based on merit or a combination of merit and need) for funding from the UNC Graduate School and the Gillings School of Global Public Health.