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Alumni Enrichment Funds and Outreach Award

An Alumni Enrichment Fund was established to encourage Phillips Ambassadors to continue their engagement with Asia and to broaden awareness of Asia back home and on UNC campus. Funds are awarded primarily to help underwrite projects that serve to highlight Asia-related issues and cultures to a public audience at UNC, the state of North Carolina, or a student’s hometown. Examples of such projects include: guest lecturers, film series, cultural events, outreach sessions, student organizations, service projects, conferences etc. Joint applications are encouraged. Funding requests are also considered to help finance participation in additional study abroad programs in Asia via programs offered through the Study Abroad Office or the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Phillips Ambassadors alumni who have completed their Give Back projects and successfully completed the GLBL 281 course are eligible to apply. The funding is disbursed on an ongoing basis. Please contact the Phillips Ambassadors Program Director for more information or to apply for an award.

Members of the Phillips Ambassadors Program steering committee also select one returning ambassador each year to receive an Alumni Outreach Award. This award honors an ambassador who has demonstrated exemplary creativity and effort in sharing his or her study abroad experience in Asia with the Carolina community, the student’s hometown, or in helping to educate others about a particular region, issue or idea associated with Asia.

Diandra Dwyer (Japan ’16), recipient of the Phillips Ambassadors Outreach Award, 2018

TJ Turner (Japan ‘18) recipient of the Phillips Ambassadors Outreach Award, 2019