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county map of North Carolina with Randolph, Harnett, Sampson, Beaufort, and Craven counties highlighted

Oct 13, 2020

Leading the Way: Textile Pioneers Begin New Journey

The Wilson College of Textiles has launched its first need-based scholarship to help recruit next-generation talent to NC State. Specifically focused on North Carolina’s rural counties and first-generation university students, the Textile Pioneers Scholarship Program aligns with NC State’s land-grant mission to expand access to students while adding to the Pack’s geographical diversity. This year’s inaugural class comprises five talented Textile Pioneers, four of whom are the first in their family to attend any university. 

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Sep 22, 2020

Need-Based Scholarship Initiative Gets $5 Million Boost

NC State's Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Initiative is gaining momentum via $2.5 million gifts from alumnus Steve Angel and an anonymous donor, bolstering a matching-funds pool to inspire others. 

wolf statue howling

Sep 22, 2020

NC State Day of Giving Results Show Strength of the Pack

In challenging times, NC State supporters put the university’s special fall Day of Giving theme of “stronger as a Pack” into action, with real-time numbers showing 8,230 gifts totaling $23,223,425 — an increase of nearly $10 million from 2019’s numbers. Wolfpack members in all 50 states generously contributed to the effort. 

Day of Giving Stronger as a Pack logo over image of Belltower

Sep 15, 2020

On Sept. 16, NC State Day of Giving Shows We’re Stronger as a Pack

On Sept. 16, NC State is holding a special, one-time fall edition of its annual Day of Giving fundraising event. Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack will focus on meeting students’ basic needs, need-based scholarships and diversity and inclusion programming. 

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Sep 8, 2020

Stronger as a Pack

Each day, philanthropy enhances what we do at NC State. This collection of stories shows what the Wolfpack does in tough times, how our community has responded in support of one another and the extraordinary things our students achieve when given a chance. 

Collage of April Gonzalez, Starr Gibens, and Kendall Griffith

Aug 18, 2020

Three Students Awarded First Angela C. Caraway Scholarships

Starr Gibens, April Gonzalez and Kendall Griffith have been named the inaugural recipients of the newly established Angela C. Caraway and Family Scholarship, which targets first-generation, underresourced and rural-background students. Gibens was among the student speakers at last autumn's Red and White Night. 

Esmira Poladova does the wolfie in front of a campus building in her cap and gown

May 12, 2020

Through the Darkness to Shine a Light

To become the first in her family to earn a degree, Esmira Poladova persevered through tragedy and challenges and, as an NC State senior, even became an advocate for other underresourced students. 

College of Textiles

May 12, 2020

Armfield Foundation Invests in Pioneer Scholars Program

The Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation, based in Greensboro, recently committed $500,000 to the Pioneer Scholarship program at Wilson College of Textiles. The scholarship supports students in North Carolina’s underresourced rural communities, and the first cohort of five Pioneer Scholars matriculates this fall. 

NC State Herpetology Club

Apr 28, 2020

Handling Any Challenge

Whether forging a path to NC State or handling cobras, zoology major Carley-Martin MacFarlane '21 doesn’t back down. Thanks to the Park Scholarships program, she has found the academic and financial support needed to pursue her passion for snakes and other reptiles. 

Taylor Rhodes with her laptop

Apr 28, 2020

An Extraordinary Opportunity in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Taylor Rhodes came to NC State as a Spring Connect student and took part in Student Transition Enrollment Advising and Mentoring (STEAM), a program to make higher education more accessible to rural students interested in majors related to agriculture. She then became the first-ever recipient of the Gordon Family Farm-to-Philanthropy Program scholarship established through a transformational gift from alumni Joseph and Deborah Kapp Gordon.