The Finish Line Project About
The Finish Line Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) is designed to ensure more first-generation college students (FGCS) access, persist, and complete postsecondary study through the implementation and investigation of multifaceted programs and supports.FGCS contribute to the great cultural and intellectual life of our vibrant and diverse undergraduate community. The Finish Line Project is dedicated to making UNC-CH a place where FGCS thrive. The Finish Line Project will serve as a model to be replicated at other institutions of higher education.
The project is funded by an over 3 million dollars grant awarded through the U.S. Department of Education’s competitive program called The First in the World. The program provides grants to higher education institutions to spur the development of innovations that improve educational outcomes and make college more affordable for students and families, and to develop an evidence base of effective practices. An overview of all of the projects awarded a First In The World grant in 2014 is provided in this publication: Spotlight on Innovation: Colleges and Universities That Are Making a Difference.