Military: A Legacy of Service

Home to some of the largest bases in the Armed Forces, North Carolina has the country’s fourth-highest population of active-duty military personnel. In 2016-17, the University enrolled more than 400 students with military ties. Our state owes those students access to a world-class college education. To keep this commitment, the University launched the Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge.

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    A Duty to Make a Difference

    Carolina focuses on serving those who served in several ways that include offering veterans educational opportunities and scholarships to attend Carolina. 


    A New Commitment to Military-Affiliated Students

    “Carolina remains proudly committed to access and affordability, which is especially important to military families.”


    Fighting a Silent Enemy

    “I’m so thankful to the Carolina Community.”


    A Red, White and Carolina Blue Connection

    “As a military leader, you’re taught to take care of your troops…”


    A Skill Set For North Carolina

    "I truly enjoy helping medicine and helping people, so I feel like I can now take those skill sets and employ that here in North Carolina and to an underserved population"

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    Scholarship Helps Recruit a Top Student

    “UNC is like, ‘Here are all these opportunities.’”


    Expanding Horizons At Carolina

    “There isn’t just one kind of military family, and I’m hoping that others can relate to that.”


    First-Generation Student Planning To Give Back

    Reina Kinnaly ’20 may be a first-generation college student, but she’s got plans to make sure she’s not her family’s last.

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    Preparing Cadets for Success

    Lieutenant colonel Shane Doolan knew there was more to life.


    Putting Carolina Within Reach

    "Too often, we forget the many sacrifices made by the families of the military and we hope this program will, in some small way, say thank  you to those families.”

    Corinne Light '20
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    The freedom to dream: Corinne’s story

    Corinne Light ’20 almost wasn’t a Tar Heel. The Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge will ensure more students like her can follow their dream.

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    Positioned To Succeed

    "Genna’s hard work has positioned her to succeed; Carolina is making it happen.”