Thank you to our alumni, parents and friends who are asking how to help as we take precautions to ensure the safety of our students and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at Carolina. Click the link below to support students who are experiencing financial hardships as a result of the challenges brought by COVID-19.

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Carolina Student Impact Fund
  • Since the pandemic began, nearly $2 million has been distributed to almost 2,000 students through a combination of support from the Carolina Student Impact Fund and federal, University and other private funding.

Carolina is committed to meeting the needs of our students. Approximately 65% of UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship or financial aid, and private support plays a role in their success.

This commitment to meeting the needs of our students extends to the challenges brought by the current pandemic. The University deployed the Carolina Student Impact Fund to offer immediate support, guidance and emergency funding to help Tar Heel undergraduate, graduate and professional students adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your gift to the Carolina Student Impact Fund makes a real and lasting impact in the lives of Carolina students — such as Michaela Barnette ’20, a dental hygiene and anthropology double major and first-generation college student who received help from the fund to relocate, and CJ Hacker ’20 (M.S.O.T.), whose life is in limbo until she can complete her 12-week fieldwork requirement to practice her new profession.

These awards have helped students cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and have covered items such as food, emergency housing, transportation, technology and health care. Carolina’s plan for emergency grants was established to help students with immediate needs complete the spring term and Carolina will continue to assist eligible students this fall.

If you would like further information about making a gift to the Carolina Student Impact Fund, please contact University Development at [email protected] or [email protected].

Thank you for your support.

Undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who need financial assistance due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 should click here.

Carolina Student Impact Fund

Support students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships as a result of the challenges brought by COVID-19.

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