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Parents Council Grant Program

The Parents Council Grant Program awards yearly grants to UNC offices and student organizations to support new and innovative programs/events that benefit undergraduate students. Parents Council families are asked to make a minimum annual gift of $1,250 to support the grant initiative. Since its inception in 1985, the Parents Council Grants Program has provided more than 1.75 million dollars in grant funding to enhance the quality of undergraduate student life and learning at Carolina.

2018-2019 Parents Council Grant Applications

  • COMPLETED - October 5, 2017Grant applications available (see "Related Files" section on this page by end of day October 5, 2017)
  • COMPLETED - November 9, 2017Applications due no later than 5:00 p.m. Please submit completed grant applications to
  • COMPLETED - January 26, 2018: The Parents Council Executive Committee meets to review applications.  Applicants that advance to the interview stage should be prepared to present a brief overview of their request on this date. Applicants will be notified of their status in advance of this meeting. Applicant presentation will be due to by January 19, 2018 at 5:00pm.
  • COMPLETED - February 24, 2018: Grant Proposals reviewed with Parents Council general membership
  • COMPLETED - March 9, 2018:  Notification letters will be sent to applicants no later than this date
  • Mid-July 2018: If grant money has been awarded, the funds will be made available by Mid-July. This specific date will be included in the award notification letter.
  • May 1, 2019: Grant money must be spent by May 1, 2019. The specific date will be stipulated in the funding letter unless special permission is received by deadline to extend the grant.

2019-2020 Parents Council Grant Applications will open in mid-fall semester 2018. 

New for next year: Grant writing workshops are currently being planned for early fall 2018 to help student organization members prepare for writing an application and potentially interviewing with the Council.

Please check back here for more updates in fall 2018.