Carolina Edge
Virtual Series

Join Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz and select Carolina leaders for a series of discussions about student aid and The Carolina Edge. The Carolina Edge is the University's bold commitment to raise $1 billion to support academic excellence and create opportunity through scholarships and fellowships for students at every level — from undergraduate and graduate students to those in our professional schools. Learn how Carolina uses scholarships to attract the best and brightest students, and how scholarship programs are being impacted by the changing landscape of higher education and the economic impacts of COVID-19.

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Past Events

  • Students walking in front of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media

    Recruiting the best at every level


    Across all areas of campus, Carolina competes for the best students. Learn how privately supported scholarships – across all areas of campus – allow Carolina to recruit the best at every level, including Athletics, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Morehead-Cain and Honors Carolina.

    Speakers: Associate Dean for Global Initiatives at School of Nursing Dr. Marianne Baernholdt, Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship for UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Larry Chavis, Chair for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship Fund Jen Halsey Evans ’94, Dean of UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Susan King, Professor and Chair of Department of History Lisa A. Lindsay, Ph.D., Head Coach for Track and Field/Cross Country Chris Miltenberg, Professor and Director of the Institute for the Environment Dr. Michael Piehler, Dean of College of Arts & Sciences Terry Rhodes, Associate Dean of Study Abroad & Exchanges for College of Arts & Sciences Heather Ward

  • Doctoral Hooding ceremony held May 12, 2018 at the Dean Smith Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Kathryn Lofton.

    Inside The Edge: A look at Graduate and Professional Students – Fueling Teaching, Discovery and Service at Carolina


    Excellence in graduate and professional education is fundamental to Carolina’s position as a national and international leader. As a result, attracting and retaining the most promising students is crucial for our continued success and ability to make a positive impact for the state and far beyond. Learn how private philanthropy provides the academic, financial, and professional development support these students need to make Carolina the best we can be.

    Speakers: Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, Graduate School Dean Suzanne Barbour, Associate Dean for UNC Medical Alumni Affairs Dr. Wesley C. “Butch” Fowler Jr., Dr. Druscilla French ’71, ’78 (M.A.)

  • A group of undergraduate students pose to give thanks to donors on GiveUNC day 2019.

    Ensuring Carolina attracts the best and brightest undergraduate students


    Top universities invest in student aid. Not just because it’s a measure of fairness and opportunity, but because it guarantees the strongest possible class of students — the very best and brightest. As the economic impact from COVID-19 spread to Carolina families this year, our students qualifying for need-based aid increased, resulting in urgent and critical needs. Learn more about our need-based scholarship and aid programs and how you can honor our promise to meet the demonstrated need of our students. Click here to learn more about how to support Carolina’s need-based scholarships.

    Speakers: Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions Steve Farmer, Associate Provost and Director for Scholarships and Student Aid Rachelle Feldman, Vice Chancellor for Development David Routh