Named for John T. Caldwell, NC State’s chancellor from 1959 to 1975, the Caldwell Fellows Program builds on his legacy of leadership, service and scholarship. Students who share a passion to learn, grow and serve others can apply to become a Caldwell Fellow during their first year at the university.
Supported by alumni and friends, the program is dedicated to developing students as individuals and as servant-leaders — now and throughout their lives.
Below, you can learn more about the ongoing impact of the Caldwell Fellows as the program marks its first 50 years.
50 Extraordinary Years
Since 1968, the lives of more than 1,300 NC State students have been transformed by the Caldwell Fellows, the university's oldest undergraduate scholarship and leadership-development program.
Tre’ Dennis credits the Caldwell Fellows Program with helping shape him as an individual, not only through off-campus experiences but with leadership opportunities and day-to-day interaction with other Caldwell Fellows on campus.
Bringing Others Along
From his days as an RA and student body president, to his investment in the Caldwell Fellows, Tony Caravano has always believed in the NC State community.
A Family of Fellows
The Caldwell Fellows is much more than a “scholarship program” for sophomore Julia O’Brien, who is on the move in 2018.
Taking the Lead
For senior Abel Walker, the opportunities offered by the Caldwell Program have "changed everything" about his college experience.
Playing NC State's Song
From being a Caldwell Fellow to playing the mellophone in the Marching Band, sophomore Chandler Marr embraces his experiences as a member of the NC State community.
A Legacy Worth Honoring
As the director of NC State’s Caldwell Fellows, Gerald Hawkins seemed to take every student under his wing. Now, many Caldwell alumni have joined forces to honor his work by raising funds for a namesake endowment.
A ‘Student in Life’
Being a Caldwell Fellow at NC State led alumnus Vansana Nolintha down a very unexpected path — inspiring a return to his Laotian roots and a successful career as a restaurant owner.