Our students aim high, and scholarships help them reach their goals. The college offers various merit and need-based scholarships, enabling students to study abroad, conduct research and in many cases, pay their tuition and meet their financial obligations.
The college awards a limited number of scholarships to first-year students.
Scholarship applications are available once a student has received an official offer of admission. Students should apply through Pack ASSIST, the scholarship portal managed by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
The Dean’s Office will notify selected applicants.
The college offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to undergraduates who have completed at least 12 letter-graded credit hours at NC State. The application process is managed by the Dean’s Office once per year in March/April. Most recipients are notified by late April.
Merit applicants must be full-time students and have an NC State GPA of at least 3.5. Leadership, extracurricular involvement, volunteer activities and letters of recommendation are also considered. Additional criteria may apply for specific scholarships.
Scholarship applications are available in Pack ASSIST (scholarship portal managed by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid). Eligible applicants must complete both the General Scholarship Application and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship Application.
For more information on college merit scholarships, contact Dara Leeder at 919-515-3638.
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Drawing from her own past, alumna Sharita Whitaker (communication ’07) works to open doors for minorities in North Carolina’s legal community.
Our departments also award scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Awards may be based on merit and/or need, or enrollment in a specific curriculum. Please contact a specific department for more information about available scholarships, award criteria and application processes.
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Study Abroad Awards
The world is a wide and wonderful place that’s well worth exploring. To help you experience other cultures, the college is proud to support study abroad scholarships.
In addition to the awards available at the college and departmental levels, NC State offers several university-wide awards to students, including the prestigious Park Scholarship, a four-year scholarship awarded for outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character, and the Caldwell Fellowship, a three-year scholarship awarded during a student’s freshman year.
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid assists students and parents in applying for and securing financial assistance when family resources are insufficient to meet educational expenses.