The Don and Barbara Curtis Excellence Fund for Extracurricular Activities supports undergraduate majors in the School of Media and Journalism who participate in meaningful out-of-class activities that will help them in their careers. Applications are due and reviewed at the end of each month — August through March — during the academic year.
Any undergraduate major admitted to the school may apply for funding. If an application is selected to receive funding, the amount will depend on the nature of the proposal. No single proposal will receive more than $1,000, but most awards will be less in order to provide funding to as many students as possible. Students cannot receive funding for post-graduation activities.
Activities available for funding include:
Due to donor wishes and limitations on funding available each year, the Curtis Fund does NOT support the following:
To apply, MJ-school students must submit an online application. Applications are due and reviewed at the end of each month — August through March — during the academic year. All applicants must be undergraduate majors admitted to the school. MJ-school minors are not eligible for funding. Funds are not provided for applications received after the activity has occurred.
For questions, please contact Senior Associate Dean for Strategy and Administration Louise Spieler.
"Students often learn as much outside the classroom as inside. Clearly the Don and Barbara Curtis awards give students the chance to learn from the pros, to explore and network, and to accelerate their careers," said Susan King, dean of the UNC School of Media and Journalism.Read More »