Health Equity Fellowship Commitments

Health Equity Fellowship

The Health Equity Fellowship is a four-year, scaffolded leadership development program in which a cohort of historically marginalized and first-generation college students take part in intentional mentorship, weekly educational programming, and community-engaged, high impact, applied learning activities.

How it works

The Fellowship consists of a cohort of three to five students who will collaborate to increase awareness of and to address health disparities in our city. You will learn about North Carolina’s 10-year state health improvement plan, Healthy NC 2030 (HNC2030), engage with community agencies addressing local health disparities, and create educational resources about selected health indicators. As a Healthy NC Fellow, you will have the opportunity to work closely with community partners within Wilmington to understand the health indicators with a systematic lens toward racial equity.

Who is a Healthy Fellow?

Healthy Equity Fellows are a diverse group of full-time, undergraduate students who are passionate about working with the community and dedicated to addressing systematic injustices and challenges through community-based learning and service. UNCW Healthy Equity Fellows gain extensive experience working with and contributing to nonprofit organizations and develop interdisciplinary educational resources for our campus.


Each year, a cohort of approximately 10 students will be selected to join the Health Equity Fellows. Students must be undergraduate students and an incoming first-year student. Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process that includes a written application and an interview round. Interested students who are eligible for federal work-study are encouraged to apply.