Updated 06/12/2011 06:08 PM
UNC-Greensboro earns national distinction
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GREENSBORO—One North Carolina university is gaining national recognition for its efforts in providing opportunities for low-income students.
The Education Trust recently recognized UNC-Greensboro as one of the top five universities in the country when it comes to helping low-income students pay tuition. The university does that through its UNC Guarantee scholarship program.
The program provides money to in-state students whose finances are the only barrier between high school and college.
“Having money out of the equation and not having to worry about it, really helps me with my studies,” said Dominick Defelice, Guarantee scholar . “I can't imagine doing the course load I'm doing now and having a part-time job. It would just be impossible, I can't even imagine."
There are 34 students at UNCG enrolled in the Guarantee Scholar program. The program is funded by a $6 million gift from an anonymous donor.