A Beacon for Brilliant Students
Our commitment? It’s that every keen and curious mind has access to a superior education that transforms learning into contribution and hands-on experience into immediate, lasting results for a global society. Private support provides extraordinary opportunity for North Carolinians while helping us attract the best and brightest to our state.
Private support spurs students to think and do the extraordinary.
NC State is a premier center for undergraduate and graduate education, known globally for innovative degree programs that address real-world challenges. For more than a century, promising students have come here to pursue — and discover — their passions and dreams.
We’re the largest university in the University of North Carolina system, and we graduate more North Carolinians than any other. Our student body comes from all 100 North Carolina counties, all 50 states and more than 120 countries. Student success is central to everything we do, and no priority is more important than extending educational opportunities to scholars from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
Extraordinary Opportunity in Action
“With the price of a quality college education increasing every year, it has become more and more difficult to pay for a college degree. Students with huge amounts of potential are facing a difficult path to becoming the best versions of themselves. I would include myself in this category; if it wasn’t for my scholarship, I would have missed out on so many opportunities. Even a small amount of financial support can make the big difference to a student. My life has been full of opportunity for personal growth and achievement that I am incredibly thankful for. NC State has been life-changing.”
— Asa Augustin, Goodnight Scholar
Bulldozing Barriers to Access
Cost is a major consideration for students and their families. It’s one of the leading reasons students leave the university before completing their degrees — or never enroll in the first place. By creating and supporting more scholarships and fellowships, you can provide the resources we need to recruit and retain tomorrow’s leaders: the exemplary young people who will someday discover life-saving treatments, transform society and educate future generations.
This Campaign will create more merit scholarships, such as the Park Scholarships program, that bring the nation’s best students to NC State. It will establish alternative admission pathways like STEAM (Student Transfer Enrollment Advising and Mentoring) and expand fellowships to attract graduate students.
Financial barriers should never halt or slow academic inquiry, energy or drive. Private support is the vote of confidence that spurs a diverse community of students to dream beyond the ordinary. To think and do the extraordinary.
Opportunity at NC State
Finding Her Path
NC State junior Christina LaMaire credits the Goodnight Scholars Program — and the opportunities it provides — with changing her life.
Heeding the Wolf’s Call
Patrick Conner's classroom studies, internships and study abroad experiences with the College of Natural Resources have all prepared him to work with endangered canines and large mammals.