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The growing need for scholarship support
As the nation’s first public university, UNC-Chapel Hill has embodied the promise of American higher education for more than two centuries. That promise rests on a single premise: Every student who has done the hard work to gain admission to Carolina, gets admission to Carolina — regardless of their financial circumstances. UNC-Chapel Hill is one of the few public flagships to both practice need-blind admissions and proudly meet 100% of the documented financial need of undergraduates who apply on time.
With more elite students than ever demonstrating more need than ever, and with fewer public resources to support them, private philanthropy is ever more critical to meeting our commitment to students of all backgrounds.
Scholarships Benefit The Entire Campus
Scholarships enable us to recruit the strongest students from all backgrounds to Carolina. These talented, hard-working students bring a range of life experiences that enrich the education of everyone around them.
We work hard to keep Carolina affordable while providing excellence at all levels. That record of commitment has enabled us to attract the best students from across North Carolina, the nation and around the globe. To remain true to our commitment, we must offer privately funded scholarships. In every case, we intend to give our students the edge they need.
Specifically, we aim to raise undergraduate support for the Carolina Covenant, middle income scholarships through the Blue Sky Scholars program, merit scholarships and student-athlete scholarships; and fellowships and grants for graduate and professional students.
1 in 10 undergraduates are Carolina Covenant Scholars.
Aid Brings Talent
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 best and brightest who apply, not just the best who can pay.
That, in turn, drives every other measure of institutional excellence. Faculty are drawn by the chance to work with great students. Graduate students are drawn by the chance to teach and research alongside talented undergraduates.
Support Drives Graduation Rates
Targeted aid and scholarships also help improve student success. Programs such as the Carolina Covenant help ensure that low-income students have the resources to focus on their academics and extracurriculars — and achieve on-time graduation.
Graduate and professional students account for 36% of total enrollment at Carolina
Support Scholarships at Carolina
There is no greater catalyst for opportunity in our society than educating the next generation. By supporting scholarships at Carolina, you will help ensure financial resources do not hinder our ability to fulfill Carolina’s role in this great mission.CLICK HERE TO MAKE A GIFT TODAY Opens in new window
- Global Impact
A Global MindsetAs a leading global public research university, we integrate global thinking into all that we do. Global opportunities fuel collaborations for our students, research partnerships for our faculty and the innovative approach we take to building the skills of the world’s future leaders. At Carolina, a global education is integral to every student’s experience. The Global Guarantee – Carolina’s promise that a transformative global education is available to every student – is a key part of infusing our campus with a global mindset.
Arts EverywhereArts Everywhere is a university-wide effort rooted in the fundamental belief that the arts are for everyone — and an essential part of the educational experience at Carolina. Your support helps us create opportunities for all to take part in the creative process and to explore the full range of the visual, performing and literary arts.