UNC Charlotte's Black Alumni Chapter (BAC) was established to support participation in University life and to promote the education of current Black students through supporting scholarship opportunities, mentoring, and providing community outreach.
Members of UNC Charlotte's BAC are leading the charge to raise money for three University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP) students to receive a laptop for this academic year.
With the rise of COVID-19, many classes will have a virtual component and students will need a reliable laptop to complete coursework this year. Providing a laptop to these three students would help eliminate the financial burden and stress of finding a laptop that meets the requirements for Fall 2020 classes. Each laptop, which costs $900, is an unexpected expense that many students will have to face. Additional funds past the $2,700 goal will go to other students who need assistance in purchasing a laptop.
Please make a gift today to help students at UNC Charlotte to have access to the technology needed to succeed this academic year.
The University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP) began in 1986 to facilitate the underrepresented student's transition from high school to college. By involving incoming UNC Charlotte freshmen in a rigorous six-week summer collegiate experience, UTOP builds upon the scholastic abilities of the students through college courses and contact with University academic support services. UTOP’s success came immediately and has continued for over 30 years through increased retention and graduation rates. UTOP students have taken leadership roles such as UTOP mentors, SAFE counselors, Student Alumni Ambassadors, orientation counselors, and student government and organization leaders.