2018-2019 Impact Report
A letter from the Carolina Covenant director
Since becoming director I’ve had the great privilege of learning about the prolific impact of the Carolina Covenant: from our exceptional students and alumni, who share that the Covenant granted access to a world-class education and opportunities far beyond college; from our dedicated faculty and staff mentors, who shared that the Covenant is why they chose to lead and teach at Carolina; and from our generous supporters and friends, who provide the transformative gifts that make these experiences possible for so many.
The Covenant is one of the many reasons Carolina remains a leader in recruiting exceptional minds from all kinds of backgrounds, creating the highest-quality educational experience for every student on our campus. Carolina is consistently nationally recognized as the best value in public higher education. Financial aid enables the University to attract the strongest possible students each year, regardless of their ability to pay.
The impact of the Covenant’s scholarship support, unique programming, services, resources and partnerships is quantifiable and substantial, translating into thousands of talented Tar Heels better positioned to reach their full potential as contributors to the world we all share. Our University’s commitment to the Covenant, to the ideals of equity and inclusion, benefits us all. I am enormously grateful to be part of this incredible program and all the people and promise it represents.
Carolina Covenant Celebrates 15 Years
When the Carolina Covenant launched in 2004, it was the first program of its kind to be adopted by a public university. Covenant Scholars receive more than financial aid — mentoring, academic and personal support, social events, alumni workshops and more help students graduate with the skills to succeed.