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Extraordinary Opportunity

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 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. 

Thomas Peters smiles and does the wolfie in his band uniform

Apr 14, 2020

Achieving Major Goals

Financial support has allowed first-generation student Thomas Peters to pursue his love for music as drum major for NC State’s marching band and his goal of a career in information technology. 

Day of Giving logo over kaleidoscope belltower image

Mar 10, 2020


Last year, 6,929 donors made a difference by #GivingPack on the first-ever NC State Day of Giving. With 10,810 gifts and more than $13.6 million raised, the day furthered the momentum of NC State and our Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. The impact of philanthropy can be seen in every corner of campus. Learn more about the donors who support NC State, the people who benefit and how you can get involved on Day of Giving. 

New students walk through Talley Student Union during orientation.

Mar 3, 2020

Student Emergency Fund Continues to Help Students Thrive

From leaving an unsafe living environment to dealing with the cost of an unexpected health issue, the Student Emergency Fund is there to help members of the Pack not just get by, but thrive. 

Kalysha Clark sits in front of a window

Feb 25, 2020

Stepping Out Front

As the first member of her immediate family to attend college, two-time alumna Kalysha Clark Wall traveled a road that wasn't always smooth, but the journey helped her find her voice as an advocate for other students in need of support. 

Helena Boehling singing into a microphone

Jan 28, 2020

Paying Kindness Forward

As the seventh of nine children, middle grades education major Helena Boehling '21 has had to support herself financially. Receiving the Chuck W. and Nadine P. Edwards Excellence Scholarship for the past two years and the Replogle Family Scholarship during her freshman year has helped ease the financial stress of attending NC State. The support has allowed her to “receive the education I can pay forward to my students in the future.”