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A College Education within Reach

Meet a few of the amazing students Carolina is able to attract and retain through Scholarships at Carolina.

Meet a few of the amazing students Carolina is able to attract and retain through Scholarships at Carolina.

Scholarships are at the core of what it means to be of the public and for the public. Once a student earns a place at Carolina, we want them to aim high and excel as they continue their education, so we work hard to keep the cost of a college education within reach.

For Carolina to continue to recruit the brightest and most talented students from all walks of life, privately funded scholarships are more critical than ever. Our commitment to students attracts the best applicants, creates the strongest student body, and leads to better graduation rates for all and successful post-college careers for Tar Heel alumni.

Watch the video above and read the stories below for an overview of the amazing students we are able to attract and retain because of financial aid and support programs like the Carolina Covenant; Blue Sky Scholars; Peachtree Scholars; the Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge; and more.

Read More about our Amazing Scholarship Students

Ashley Medina plays a flute outdoors at Carolina.

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.

Peachtree Scholar Sandra Thing poses on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.
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From ATL to the Well

Meet Carolina's first Peachtree Scholar, Sandra Thiongo '23, a psychology major and member of UNC's Psych Club who is determined to make the most of her college experience.

Carolina Covenant Scholar Matthew Wood runs the steps at the football stadium at UNC-Chapel Hill.
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Graduating debt-free? ‘That’s crazy!’

Thanks to the Carolina Covenant, "I get to attend one of the most prestigious universities in the country, and I’m going to graduate debt-free. That’s crazy!”

Blue Sky Scholar Gigi Cloney poses in front of the Old Well on Carolina's campus.
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‘Serendipitous’ Support

Support from the Blue Sky Scholars program arrived just when this public policy and German double major needed it.

Maria Tiznado posing on UNC's campus
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‘An asset to our institution’

“What I have learned as a Carolina student and Carolina Covenant Scholar is that where I came from is not indicative of where I will go."

Carolina Covenant Scholar Whitney Noble poses in front of the Old Well at UNC-Chapel Hill.
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Stepping Ahead

Carolina Covenant Scholar Whitney Noble made her way to nursing school at UNC-Chapel Hill through her own hard work and a little help from C-STEP.

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