Carolina Family Scholarship
- 1 Mission
- 2 Donate
- 3 FAQs
- 3.0.1 I don't have any children who need this scholarship, and my own income isn't increasing lately, so why should I contribute?
- 3.0.2 Don't faculty/staff already get a discount if their children attend UNC?
- 3.0.3 Can my child(ren) be awarded a scholarship to attend schools other than UNC-Chapel Hill?
- 3.0.4 How are scholarships be awarded?
- 3.0.5 Who can give through payroll deduction?
- 3.0.6 Can I make a one-time contribution?
- 3.0.7 Do I have to contribute to qualify for a scholarship for my child(ren)?
- 3.0.8 Can my child(ren) qualify for a scholarship if I no longer work for the University?
- 3.0.9 If I contribute, will my child(ren) be guaranteed a scholarship?
- 3.0.10 Is the fund tax deductible?
- 4 Apply
- 5 2016 Recipients
- 6 In the News
The Carolina Family Scholarship fund was established in 2004 to provide need-based scholarships to the children of employees attending any of the 16 UNC campuses or community colleges in North Carolina. Some employees on our campus are hard-pressed to meet the challenge of helping their children enroll in our community colleges or state universities.This fund creates a sense of community among UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff by working toward a common goal–furthering the education of employee children.
We are in need of funds in order to sustain and grow this program. We ask that you consider giving what you can to this worthwhile initiative. Faculty and staff can give to the program by completing the employee gift form. You can also give via payroll deduction, check, credit card, stock or bank draft. Be sure to select the Carolina Family Scholarship Fund. You can also make your gift instantly online at this secure link.
Applications will be available April 15 were due annually on June 1 at midnight. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Renewal applications are still being accepted.
Who is eligible?
- Children of UNC-Chapel Hill employees who work at least 30 hours per week. Children are defined as being dependent for income tax purposes and must be domiciled with the UNC employee.
Applicants to any accredited North Carolina post-secondary public institutions. Preference is given to incoming first-year students.
- Scholarship is contingent upon acceptance and subsequent full time enrollment at one of these institutions.
- Individuals who evidence financial need. Applicants must file the necessary financial aid forms with the institution they wish to attend and notify the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at UNC-Chapel Hill with the contact information for that institution’s financial aid office, as well as provide a detailed summary of the financial aid package offered by that institution.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff. The number and amount of awards will vary according to fund availability, and recipients must verify their enrollment and financial aid eligibility at the institution they will be attending and provide this as part of the application. Recipients are eligible to receive the UNC Family Scholarship for eight semesters (not during summers) of full-time enrollment at the NC public institution of their selection, provided that they remain academically eligible. The award is contingent on the parent-UNC employee remaining employed full time (at least 30 hours) at UNC-Chapel Hill.
To renew, use the link below:
Contact for more information:
The Employee Forum
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
134 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Office: (919) 962-3779
Fax: (919) 843-1843
Brittany Blake is a first-year student from Snow Camp who will attend UNC-Charlotte.
Natalie Charamut, a third-year student from Mebane, continues her studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Thomas Elliot is a second-year student at UNC-Chapel Hill. He hails from Chapel Hill.
Zoe Gonzalez attends her third year at UNC-Greensboro. She is from Mebane.
Jordan Gray begins her first year of college at UNC-Greensboro. She is from Burlington.
A resident of Chapel Hill, Ye Htet will attend her second year at NC State University.
Hannah Mathews will venture from her hometown of Chapel Hill to her first year at UNC-Asheville.
A Chapel Hill resident, June Seo Nam returns to her second year at UNC-Greensboro.
Katherine Stegenga will enter her first year at Appalachian State University.
A fourth year student at Elizabeth City State University, Jonathan Stroud hails from Apex.
In the News
‘Dear future me’ (UNC, September 2016)
Hard-working twins benefit from Carolina Family Scholarship (University Gazette, August 2015)
Cheek family believes in paying it forward (Employee Forum inTouch, July 2015)
Employee Forum agrees to champion Carolina Family Scholarship (University Gazette, December 2014)
Carolina Family Scholarship may move to Employee Forum (University Gazette, November 2014)
Carolina Family Scholarship fund college dreams (University Gazette, August 2012)