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Covenant Report Card 2016  |  Destination: Success

Destination Success ThumbSince the launch of the Covenant Program in 2004, Scholars have made major strides at Carolina, including a significant increase in graduation rates.

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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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Two colleges where diversity works
The Christian Science Monitor reports on effective programs to promote student success and campus diversity, highlighting the role of the Covenant in boosting low-income enrollment and raising graduation rates.
May 2016

Making College Accessible to Low-Income Students Is About More Than Just Tuition
Pacific Standard magazine reports on a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research on the impact of the Carolina Covenant in promoting student success.
May 2016

Multifaceted Aid for Low-Income Students and College Outcomes: Evidence from North Carolina
An independent research paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research examining the effectiveness of the Carolina Covenant.
May 2016.

Covenant alum Emerson Evans ’08 reflects on deep questions and sleepless nights
Emerson Evans ’08, a public health officer for the US Department of Health and Human Services, visited campus to talk with current scholars
March 2016

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
October 2014

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

For talented, low-income students, UNC promises chance to graduate debt-free
WRAL News. September 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 …