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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.

How to Apply for Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Undergraduate students apply for most scholarships through Pack ASSIST, NC State’s scholarship application portal.
  • Students complete a general application in Pack ASSIST, and the university matches them with awards for which they qualify.

Graduate Student Support

  • NC State offers a limited number of fellowships, grants and other awards for graduate students. Students should check with their home department about program-specific awards.
  • The Graduate School also provides helpful resources for searching for fellowships and grants.

Scholarship Opportunities

Freshman Awards

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.

Merit Scholarships

The college offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships for undergraduates who have completed at least 12 letter-graded credit hours at NC State.

  • 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.
  • Students should apply through Pack ASSIST, the 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.

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.

Explore and apply for study abroad scholarships through NC State’s Study Abroad website.

University Awards

NC State offers several university-level awards such as the Park Scholarship and Caldwell Fellowship.

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.