Undergraduate Scholarships

Many students need financial assistance to complete their college educations, and the College of Engineering provides scholarships to help address that need. College-based scholarships are awarded based on various criteria, including need and merit.

University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers scholarship opportunities to enrolled students. To apply, visit go.ncsu.edu/packassist. New students can apply upon admission.

Applications received by March 1 will receive priority consideration.

*Please note that all students (rising freshmen, transfer and current students) must complete the general application for university-based scholarships and financial aid.

→ University Office Scholarship Application go.ncsu.edu/packassist

College of Engineering Scholarships

The College of Engineering offers scholarship opportunities to students enrolled in its academic program. To apply for scholarships with the College of Engineering, visit go.ncsu.edu/packassist. New students cannot apply until admitted.

*Please note that all students (rising freshmen, transfer and current students) must complete the general and College of Engineering applications to be considered for college-based scholarships.

→ Apply Today go.ncsu.edu/packassist

Rising Freshmen Distinctive Scholarships

  • Caldwell Fellows – The Caldwell Fellows program invests in students selected during their first year at NC State who share a passion to learn, grow and serve others. The Caldwell program provides extensive programming and leadership training, as well as fosters collaborative interaction with alumni, faculty and community partners.
  • Benjamin Franklin Scholars – Each year the College of Engineering invites a limited number of outstanding freshmen to participate in the Benjamin Franklin Scholars Program. The program allows engineering and computer science students to complement their technical education with an in-depth study of humanities or social sciences. Students who complete this program earn two undergraduate degrees in five years — B.S. in computer science or engineering and a B.S. or B.A. in an area of the humanities and social sciences. Many of these scholars choose to earn a degree in multidisciplinary studies (MDS), allowing them to pursue studies such as science, technology and society; international aspects of technology; and communication and human relations. The Benjamin Franklin Scholars Program offers some scholarships to participants.
  • Project Lead The Way (PLTW) – The College of Engineering encourages students applying for undergraduate admission to the College of Engineering to complete the PLTW scholarship application. PLTW scholarship awards are non-renewable, available for one year only with an award amount of $1000. An applicant must be a freshman enrolled in the College of Engineering who has participated in a Project Lead The Way engineering program. The deadline for the PLTW scholarship application is April 15, 2017.
  • Logo: First 2017 Scholarship Provider FIRST Scholarship – The College of Engineering provides a first-year scholarship for $1000 (non-renewable) to up to 5 high school seniors who have participated on a FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) team during their high school career. First year students are admitted to the College of Engineering in the First Year Engineering program, usually joining a department after the first year and upon completion of a common set of courses. The FIRST Robotics scholarship is primarily intended as recognition of a student’s engagement with engineering and problem solving and commitment to continuing his/her education in the discipline. The deadline for the FIRST scholarship application is April 15, 2017.

→ Apply Today go.ncsu.edu/packassist

Transfer Student Distinctive Scholarships

  • Goodnight Scholars Program – The Goodnight Scholars Program is a unique scholarship for outstanding students in the STEM and education disciplines. It is available to middle-income North Carolina families and is valued at $19,500 per year. A comprehensive professional development program allows students to grow into tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.

→ Apply Today go.ncsu.edu/packassist