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Extraordinary Opportunity

hanging clothing forms display professional outfit options at the clothing closet

Dec 7, 2021

Dressed for Success

Thanks to a new crowdfunding initiative, Wolfpack Styled Professional Clothing Closet received its first donations from alumni and friends, which will provide 20 clothing stipends to under-resourced students. Since it launched in 2014, the closet has continued to find new ways to serve the campus. 

Victoria Moore poses in front of the WellRec Center while wearing a face covering

Apr 19, 2021

Extraordinary Opportunity: Victoria Moore

Growing up in Raleigh as the child of an alumna meant Victoria Moore ’22 always had her eye on attending NC State, but it was Prague, Czech Republic, that actually brought her to the Pack. 

Nataly Vaquez Perez sits on the steps of an NC State building

Mar 22, 2021

Extraordinary Opportunity: Nataly Vazquez Perez

As one of the inaugural recipients of the Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship, Nataly Vazquez Perez sees a bigger, bolder path from her first year at NC State to a future career as a lawyer. 

portrait of Rachel Cherry

Mar 15, 2021

Extraordinary Opportunity: Rachel Cherry

After receiving the Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship, Rachel Cherry ’22 found the freedom to explore a new major and an exciting new job opportunity — most importantly, the support gave her the motivation to work harder with confidence in her future. 

Will Gibson

Mar 15, 2021

Extraordinary Opportunity: Will Gibson

A new type of scholarship enabled Will Gibson to become the latest member of his family to join the Pack. Thanks to NC State’s numerous learning possibilities, the sky is the limit on where he goes from here. 

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. 

The belltower on a cloudy day

Sep 22, 2020

Need-Based Scholarship Initiative Gets $5 Million Boost

NC State’s Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (EOSI) was greatly benefited recently via $2.5 million gifts from alumnus Steve Angel and an anonymous donor. These incredible contributions have bolstered EOSI’s matching-funds pool, inspired others to give and impacted numerous students all across campus. 

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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.