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The Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program promotes diversity and inclusion in science and technology fields by nurturing and supporting exceptional students from every background in their pursuit of STEM degrees and careers. Your gift to CSS is an investment in future scientists and innovators who are eager to lead the research and technology developments needed to solve the many problems facing our world today – and tomorrow.

With your help, we can secure the permanent future of CSS, ensuring that outstanding students will continue to come to Carolina and leave prepared to drive successful scientific endeavor at every level of society. We welcome any gifts of support, including financial gifts and gifts of time and talent.

Financial gifts:

Cash gifts: Cash gifts to The Chancellor’s Science Scholars Fund are tax-deductible and support critical elements of the CSS experience, including:

  • Student scholarships
  • Summer research funding
  • GRE test preparation and graduate school application fees
  • Enrichment opportunities
  • Recruitment efforts

Click here to donate to The Chancellor’s Science Scholars Fund securely online. For alternative payment methods, including by check or phone, please contact Anne Collins in the Arts and Sciences Foundation at 919-962-6183 or anne.collins@unc.edu.

The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust has generously offered a challenge match. For every $2 million raised, they will contribute $1 million to the program, up to a total of $5 million. All gifts will help CSS reach its goal.

Endowments/bequests: Establishing an endowment or adding a bequest to your will provides long-lasting support for CSS that will support the program in perpetuity and provide financial stability in a time of declining government support. To discuss endowment opportunities or bequests, please contact Anne Collins in the Arts and Sciences Foundation at 919-962-6183 or anne.collins@unc.edu.

Matching gifts: Employer matching gifts can double or triple your gift to CSS! Many matching gift companies will also match gifts by spouses and retirees as well as employees. Use UNC’s online database to find out if your company will match your gift and how to apply.

gifts of time and talent:

Interested in making a more hands-on contribution to CSS? Please contact Ann Taylor Shaw at anntshaw@email.unc.edu to discuss ways to take an active role in the development of our scholars, including:

  • Providing undergraduate research and internship opportunities
  • Mentorship and professional development
  • Recruitment and selection efforts
  • Solving the grand challenges of our time requires contributions from scholars and scientists that mirror the diversity of our nation. To respond to an urgent national need to fill gaps in representation in STEM fields and scientific leadership, Carolina created this program for high-achieving students from underrepresented populations. As role models and leaders, they are breaking every preconception of the scientist archetype and building a more inclusive culture within the STEM academy.
    – Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz