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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.

Department Awards

Our departments also award scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Please contact a specific department for more information about available scholarships, award criteria and application processes.

201 Winston Hall
2301 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC, 27607

Phone: 919.515.9736

221 Tompkins Hall
Campus Box 8105
Raleigh, NC 27695-8105

Phone: 919.515.3866

310 Withers Hall
Campus Box 8106
Raleigh, NC 27695-8106

Phone: 919.515.2475

350 Withers Hall
Campus Box 8108
Raleigh, NC 27695-8108

Phone: 919.515.2483

1911 Building – Suite 106
Campus Box 7107
Raleigh, NC 27695-7107

Phone: 919.515.6964

340 Withers Hall
Campus Box 8103
Raleigh, NC 27695-8103

Phone: 919.515.3214

640 Poe Hall
Campus Box 7650
Raleigh, NC 27695-7650

Phone: 919.515.2251

212 Caldwell Hall
Campus Box 8102
Raleigh, NC 27695-8102

Phone: 919.515.2481

205 1911 Building
Campus Box 7639
Raleigh, NC 27695-7639

Phone: 919.515.2492

334 1911 Building
Campus Box 8107
Raleigh, NC 27695-8107

Phone: 919.515.3180

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.