Fellows with Stegman 2016

2016-2017 CCC Graduate Fellows with Founder Mike Stegman, Former Executive Director Lucy Gorham and Director Roberto Quercia. 

Center for Community Capital Graduate Fellowship

The Center for Community Capital Fellowship Program supports a small group of Carolina graduate students for one academic year through a program that includes mentorship, project work, and peer support. This program is meant to support UNC students with strong academic credentials and significant engagement with the university community.

The program consists of three main parts. The first part consists of monthly group meetings, which will include guest speakers and discussions. Former speakers include Alexandra Sirota from the North Carolina Budget & Tax Center, Martin Eakes, Founder and CEO of Self-Help, Professor Jim Johnson from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, and Dr. Mike Stegman, founder of the CCC. The second part, professional development, will include periodic meetings with CCC staff and others to develop informal mentorships and panel conversations around topics of the students’ choosing. The third program component is project work under the direction of a researcher at UNC, Self-Help, or the Center for Responsible Lending.

To apply to be a CCC Graduate Fellow in 2018-2019, apply here by August 31st, 2018.

CCC Fellows at a Panel, 2018. Photo Credit: Nina Tan.

Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $500 (in two $250 installments at the end of each semester) upon completion of these program responsibilities and the completion of a final blog post reflecting on their experience.

Project Work

Fellows will be matched with projects based on preferences indicated in the online application. Most (though not all) projects are meant to involve students in current research projects at the Center. Two additional projects will be under the supervision of Self-Help and the Center for Responsible Lending. Projects for 2018-2019 are forthcoming and will fit within our core research areas of financial inclusionaffordable housing, and economic mobility.


Eligible applicants are:

  • Graduate students with strong academic credentials and a strong interest in the work of the Center for Community Capital;
  • Enrolled in coursework on campus at UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, NC State, or Duke University;
  • Interested in gaining experience and mentorship.


Prospective fellows are required to:

  1. Submit a Resume or CV to communitycapital@unc.edu.
  2. Complete our online application form here. This form will provide applicants with the opportunity to tell us about their academic and professional interests, their subject areas of interest, and their preferred project placement.

To Apply

The next application period will begin in August 2018. Interested students may send questions to communitycapital@unc.edu.

Meet the Fellows

Find out more about the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Fellows.

2017-2018 CCC Graduate Fellows