Phelps Family CAP Awards

The Phelps Family CAP Awards are awarded to upper division undergraduate students. To qualify for this opportunity the applicant must be a full-time student who is a citizen of the United States or Permanent Resident or has DACA or ASSET status; have junior or senior academic standing or completed a minimum of sixty (60) transferable credits to the University when the CAP Award is to be applied to the student’s account; demonstrate financial need as determined by the University; and not be a dependent of a UNC employee. Must submit, during the application process, a brief essay (about 500 words) that addresses: “To what extent do the values of Contribute, Achieve, and Pay-it-forward (acronym CAP) describe you?”; must complete a brief biography to be shared with the Donors or their representatives by the end of September of the fall semester when the CAP Award is first applied to the recipient’s student account (it is the recipient’s option to include a photo with the summary); and, must submit and honor a written commitment to the University upon acceptance of a CAP Award or Scholarship to complete, prior to the recipient’s final semester, one of the following to enhance the student’s level of personal financial literacy: a) complete a personal finance course or program at the University such as the current Finance course, Introduction to Personal Financial Planning (BAFN 240), or a future personal finance course offered by the University b) complete a financial literacy program offered by the University with a core number of modules, lectures, videos, and applied activities that requires a minimum of twenty (20) hours to be completed, though more is recommended, over at least one semester, or c) if recipient is unable to register and complete a course or program at, or sponsored through, the University, recipient alternatively may complete an equivalent course or program from another accredited financial education provider to satisfy this requirement if approved by the University and the Foundation (transferable credits or grades toward graduation are not required). Recipients must provide proof of completion, from the program and course provider, to the University before their anticipated final semester and graduation.

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Award
$7,000 each
Deadline
02/01/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit a 500 word essay that addresses: "To what extent do the values of Contribute, Achieve, and Pay-it-forward (CAP) apply to your life?". Contribute...by volunteering time and personal skills, talents, abilities, experience and passion around issues in service to the community. Achieve...by displaying a bias toward action and performance, self-reliance, overcoming obstacles, and accomplishing academic goals. Pay it Forward...by impacting the lives of others in meaningful and positive ways to them through small or large, random or planned acts of kindness, caring, and giving back. Please upload your completed essay. Please be sure to add your first and last name to this document or it will be considered incomplete.
  2. Please upload Resume or CV with references, no more than 2 pages, and up to 3 pages of optional supporting documents. Please be sure to add your first and last name to this document or it will be considered incomplete.
  3. Please upload a faculty endorsement. This should be a short, signed statement from a faculty member who knows you and can attest to your suitability for the award. Please be sure to add your first and last name to this document or it will be considered incomplete.
  4. This scholarship requires the registration and successful completion of either BAFN 240 or the online CAP Financial Literacy Canvas course before your anticipated final semester and graduation. Are you willing to registered for and complete the financial literacy program course?