HELPING HEELS

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 unexpected financial hardships as a result of the challenges brought by COVID-19.

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Carolina Student Impact Fund
  • As of June 16, 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. Students, such as Blue Sky Scholar Joe Spencer ’22 and Vetter Military Family Scholar Reina Kinnaly ’20, have worked hard to prepare for their future and are shining examples of students flourishing at Carolina — and the role private support plays in their success.

We take the responsibility of meeting the needs of our students very seriously and offer immediate support, guidance and emergency funding to help Tar Heel undergraduate, graduate and professional students affected by COVID-19. To meet these evolving needs, the University deployed the Carolina Student Impact Fund, which helps students adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 in the summer and fall of 2020.

Thank you for your support. Your gift makes a real and lasting impact in the lives of Carolina students — like 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.

If you would like further information about making a gift to the Carolina Student Impact Fund, please contact University Development at helpingheels@unc.edu or ccfs@unc.edu.

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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