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The AAC is currently launching grants for students, faculty, and staff. We anticipate having more offerings in the future.

The June Yom Student Award

The June Yom Student Award, gift of Eugene Y. Lao ‘91, supports a current UNC Chapel Hill student with a grant of $2500. 

June Yom graduated from UNC in 2020 majoring in global Studies and Public Policy. During her time at Carolina, she was actively involved with the Asian American Students Association (AASA). June served as the Cultural Chair leading the annual showcase Journey Into Asia (JIA), creating the 2019 theme “DISorient” inspired by Edward Said’s Orientalism. She later became President of AASA while also working as a founding member of the Asian American Center Campaign student team. June is now currently a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Chicago studying Economic Policy. Upon graduation 2022, she will join the Public Finance Investment Banking team at UBS in New York City.

This gift honors June’s commitment to the Asian American student community and her role in envisioning and advocating for an Asian American Center.


As part of the newly formed Alliance, the AAC was able to participate in offering collaborative grants for intercultural projects. Please see the Alliance webpage for calls and details.