The Carolina Covenant
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s promise: Eligible low-income students who are admitted to Carolina can enroll without worrying about how they will pay for it. And, if they work 10-12 hours per week in a Federal Work-Study job, they can graduate debt-free.
As awesome as this promise is, that’s not all. The Carolina Covenant includes academic and personal support services to help Covenant Scholars make the most of their college experience and succeed in completing their undergraduate degree program.
Since the day it was announced by then-Chancellor James Moeser, the Covenant has been embraced by the entire campus community. Students, faculty, administrators, and departments across campus eagerly welcome Covenant Scholars and seek ways to help them succeed.
In the words of Alisa Eanes, a Covenant Scholar who graduated in 2008, “The Covenant program was more than I expected. It’s great to have people who really care about you and are ready to help you succeed. Every time I have a wonderful day or meet a great new professor, I think about the Covenant and how grateful I am to be here. The Covenant actually helped change and shape my dreams.”
By fall 2008, more than 1800 students had taken Carolina up on its offer. And the number grows each year. Like Alisa, these Covenant Scholars know no limits to realizing their dreams.
View our 2010 Covenant Report Card to learn more about the remarkable achievements of our Scholars!