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The Phillips Passport Initiative

The Phillips Passport Initiative provides funding for first year and new transfer undergraduate students to obtain their first U.S. passport. The mission of the initiative is to encourage students to participate in global experiences while at Carolina. Award recipients will be provided with resources to explore a wide array of global opportunities including studying, interning, service learning, and researching abroad.

2022 Funding
One hundred awards of $175 each will be available to cover the application cost for a first-time adult U.S. passport (currently $165) plus the cost of passport size photos (approximately $10.) Please note this initiative does not award funding to students who have previously held a U.S. passport or who are seeking to renew a U.S. passport.

2022 Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for an award in 2022, the student must:
Be a first year or new transfer undergraduate student at UNC Chapel Hill in 2022
Have never before held a U.S. passport at any time since birth
Be eligible to apply for a first-time adult U.S. passport

2022 Application Timeline
June 1, 2022: Applications open
August 1, 2022: Applications due
August 15, 2022: Award notification
August 31, 2022: Commitment deadline

Award Requirements
Award recipients will be required to:
Upload proof of passport application submission by December 1, 2022
Upload copy of passport by April 1, 2023
Complete periodic questionnaires about how passport is utilized
Share experiences with future prospective applicants (optional)

Application Instructions

Apply for Phillips Passport Initiative funding now

Learn more about applying for a first-time adult U.S. passport