UNC Public Policy Honors and Awards
The Duncan MacRae Jr. Public Policy Fund
The Duncan MacRae Jr. Public Policy Fund supports research opportunities and internship experiences for Public Policy majors through the Duncan MacRae Jr. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), the Duncan MacRae Jr. Mentored Research Assistant Grant and the Duncan MacRae Jr. Public Policy Internship Grant.
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The Hodding Carter III Public Service Fellowship
The Hodding Carter III Public Service Fellowship was established in 2015 in honor of Hodding Carter III, the (Emeritus) University Professor of Leadership and Public Policy at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Fellowship supports opportunities for UNC undergraduate public policy majors to engage in public service opportunities in our communities, the American south, the nation and around the globe.
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The Kathy A. Taft Education Leadership Fund
The Kathy Taft Education Policy Award was established in 2010 in honor of Kathy Taft, a longtime member of the NC State School Board. The purpose of the Kathy Taft Award is to recognize a rising or graduating senior majoring in public policy with an interest in and dedication to education policy.
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The Michael A. Stegman Award for Policy Research and Advocacy
The Michael A. Stegman Award for Policy Research and Advocacy was established in 2007 by the faculty to honor Professor Michael Stegman, first chair of UNC’s Department of Public Policy and previously a professor and Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning. The Stegman Award for Policy Research and Advocacy will recognize a graduating public policy major who has demonstrated an ability to use policy research and analysis to advocate for social change and a commitment to play a future role in policy research and advocacy.
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The Richard N. L. (Pete) Andrews Environmental Policy Fund
The Richard N. L. (“Pete”) Andrews Fund was established in 2015 in honor of Professor (Emeritus) Pete Andrews. The Andrews Fellowship is awarded to a rising senior majoring in public policy, environmental studies, environmental sciences or environmental health sciences with a demonstrated interest in and dedication to policy-related research and/or service related to solutions for local, state, national and/or global environmental challenges.
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The Thomas W. Ross North Carolina Leadership Fellows Program
In a celebrated career as lawyer, chief of staff to a member of Congress, N.C. superior court judge, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation executive director and a private and public higher education leader in North Carolina, Thomas W. Ross has shown how one person can make a difference. To honor his accomplishments and inspire the next generation of leaders, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is has instituted the Thomas W. Ross North Carolina Leaders Fellows Program to support public policy undergraduates pursuing public service opportunities in the State of North Carolina during the summer.
Ross Leadership Fellows recognizes passionate and accomplished Public Policy majors who want to work within any sector (public, higher education, philanthropy, non-profit) and seek to advance ideas that improve the quality of life for North Carolinians. In consultation with a prospective mentor at a host organization, Ross Leadership Fellows will propose a plan of action that addresses a challenge or problem facing North Carolina. Ross Leadership Fellows will develop their professional skills in a public service environment while deepening their academic learning through hands-on experience.
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