Dear DTH Readers,
This week UNC received a $1 million award for excellence in its recruitment and admittance of students from low-income families, winning over schools like Stanford and Brown.
Although I try to keep these letters relatively light-hearted, I'm going to be real with you all. I come from a low-income family, and I would not be able to attend UNC if not for the scholarship they gave me. The opportunity UNC grants its low-income students is a valuable one. It's a chance at an education, a better future, and you can't put a price tag on that — not even $1 million.
Celebrating sports is fun, and UNC football definitely has a reason to celebrate this week. But I encourage readers, current students, alumni, etc, to also look at what UNC is doing off the field for low-income students like me, and celebrate that just as much as we would a championship trophy.