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Covenant Report Card 2013  |  Destination: Success

Destination Success ThumbSince the launch of the Covenant Program in 2005, Scholars have made remarkable strides at Carolina — and in the world beyond!

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Covenant Report Card 2010

Carolina Covenant Report Card 2010A careful assessment of class data from 2005 to 2009 shows remarkable progress for Carolina Covenant Scholars.

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Carolina Covenant celebrates a decade of student access and success
Matthew Stoeckley ’12 reflects on what the Covenant has meant to him, and to so many others

First Class — Reflecting on the Carolina Covenant’s First Decade
UNC Spotlight Story, October 21, 2014

Clark continues Covenant promise
University Gazette, June 24, 2014

Carolina is the best value in public higher ed for the thirteenth straight year
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, February, 2014

‘The Gold Standard’: Carolina Covenant has paved the way for aid nationwide
The Daily Tar Heel, October 23, 2013

Carolina Covenant scholarship awarded to most students ever
The Daily Tar Heel, August 26, 2013

Covenant Scholars Excelling
The Daily Tar Heel, February 28, 2011

Carolina Covenant students account for more than 10% of UNC freshman class
Triangle Business Journal, January 22, 2009

A Look at a Covenant Scholar
Carolina’s YouTube Channel, August 22, 2008

Carolina Covenant: Final Graduation Numbers
News & Observer, December 10, 2008

A Covenant with Students
Inside Higher Ed News, April 5, 2005

UNC to aid low-income students
Duke Chronicle, April 2, 2003

Covenant Report Card 2010
Office of Scholarships & Student Aid (pdf)

Carolina Covenant Progress Report, October 2010
UNC Board of Visitors (pdf)

Carolina Covenant Progress Report, October 2010 (Japenese version)
UNC Board of Visitors (PowerPoint)

Other articles

Carolina tops Kiplinger’s List
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks first – once again – among the best values at the top 100 U.S. public university campuses, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Read More ...

Carolina Covenant adds mentoring program
In September 2004, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill expanded its groundbreaking Carolina Covenant initiative to ensure that even more low-income Carolina students can graduate debt-free. Read More …

Covenant Helps Where Help is Needed Most

The Carolina Covenant is important to North Carolina and similar parts of America where a growing population is more diverse; the economy lags; and a larger proportion of college-age youth are low-income and in need of assistance.

At the same time, never has a college education been as crucial to self-sufficiency and employability. Projections show that the majority of North Carolina’s counties will grow in population through the end of 2010.

This growth will heighten the need for Carolina’s continued emphasis on access to affordable, high-quality education at all levels as a means to ensure the well-being of its students. As successful students who have accomplished much with some assistance from the Carolina Covenant move into a competitive job environment, they can only help the economy of their communities.