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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    An empowering clinical outreach program at UNC-Chapel Hill offers veterans and first responders new hope through holistic health care.

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    Ilana Shtivelman's work at the Carolina Veterans Resource Center supports veterans and military affiliated populations.

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    Documenting Veteran Histories

    A Southern Oral History Project partnership will share veteran stories

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    Correcting the Record

    Restoring the honors that were owed for a veteran’s service


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    A Gift Reaching Generations

    General Patty Horoho establishes scholarship in memory of her late mother

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    A Call to Serve

    With an older sister already in college and two younger siblings, Ashley Medina was excited to learn about the support for military families through the Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge.

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    9/11’s Legacy

    Admiral Dennis Blair shares his perspective of the events surrounding 9/11.

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    ‘A Community that Cares’

    "I am incredibly honored to be a part of a community that supports those with military affiliation."

    Student Support

    Supporting those who serve

    Bank of America establishes a new scholarship for military families at UNC-Chapel Hill.


    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.”