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spring-the-old-well-twoThe Need

Ask the nation’s most outstanding students why they come to Carolina and their answers span the gamut: a world-class faculty, undergraduate research opportunities, Tar Heel athletics and a beautiful campus in the perfect college town.

Ask the nation’s most outstanding students why they did NOT come to Carolina, and the most frequent answer is: “Carolina did not offer me a merit-based scholarship.”

The small number of undergraduate merit-based scholarships that Carolina has to offer entering students, once a problem, is now an urgent need.

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Merit-based scholarships are our most powerful tool for recruiting talented, high-achieving students. But because we have so few, Carolina is losing top young people to other institutions. More and more schools, including those we haven’t traditionally considered as competitors, use merit-based scholarships to recruit superior students away from our University. A scholarship isn’t even needed at many elite schools as they now offer grants to close the affordability gap for families.

 

Gift Opportunity

Endow a Named Carolina Scholarship

An endowment gift supports students forever because your gift is invested, generating perpetual income.

Gift Amount

$500,000, payable over five years, establishes a named endowment fund to attract the most talented students, who receive substantial financial support, faculty mentoring and special programming opportunities, including participation in the Honors Program.

Make Your Gift

Please contact the Office of Development for Scholarships and Student Aid at SupportScholarships@unc.edu or 919-445-0933 to discuss establishing a named Carolina Scholarship.

Questions?

Please contact the Office of Development for Scholarships and Student Aid.