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Goodnight Scholarships

The Goodnight Scholarships office prepares North Carolina's top STEM talent to become transformational leaders at NC State University, in North Carolina and in the world.

Goodnight Scholarships

The Goodnight Scholarships office is home to two scholarship programs, the Goodnight Scholars Program and the Goodnight Transfer Scholars Program. The Goodnight Scholars Program was founded in 2008, and the Goodnight Transfer Scholars Program was founded in 2017, both with generous support from NC State alumni Jim Goodnight ‘65 and Ann Goodnight ‘68. In addition to full-tuition scholarships, both offer comprehensive student development programs designed to develop scholars into leaders within the STEM and STEM-education fields. 

96% Graduation Rate Since 2012

$22k/Year in Scholarship Amount

300 Current Goodnight Scholars

For this summer recap, we sat down with Ethan Renfro and talked about his experiences in both Disneyland and Thailand, veterinary medicine, water buffalos, the interconnectedness of living beings, bug shows, and the importance of building relationships with your faculty members. 

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On this Goodnight summer recap, we a look into the day in the life of our one of our favorite horticulture majors, Brandan, and his time in Puerto Rico experiencing a new culture while learning about  sustainable farming!
We are happy to announce an exciting change as we prepare for the upcoming academic year. As we expand our transfer cohort size, our programmatic offerings must also expand to meet the needs of our growing numbers of scholars. With that said, the Goodnight Scholars Program is now the Goodnight Scholarships office and will offer two separate programs: the Goodnight Scholars Program and the Goodnight Transfer Scholars Program. Click the link in our bio to learn more. Be sure to also check out our NEW website
The Goodnight Summer Recaps continue with Rhiannon See (‘23)! She spent the summer working as a Communications Assistant at the Duke Lemur Center. Check out the video for her experience and lots of lemurs!
Our Goodnight Scholars summer recaps kick off with Sarah Krementz ('23)! Over the summer, she conducted research on salamanders with an NC State doctoral student. Check it out!
When your Goodnight Fellows mentor is the Chancellor of the University 💪 😎. Second and third year scholars, be on the lookout for your mentor pairings in the coming weeks
Throughout the month of June, The Goodnight Scholars Program celebrates Pride Month! Be on the lookout for our spotlights, podcasts, and reels from our scholars who identify within the LGBTQ+ community.

On this episode, Anthony sat down with Erica Council and talked about her journey of self-discovery, ADHD, authenticity, and a cat named Happy, theoretical math, and the importance of running your own race in college. 

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Throughout the month of June, The Goodnight Scholars Program celebrates Pride Month! Be on the lookout for our spotlights, podcasts, and reels from our scholars who identify within the LGBTQ+ community.

Stephanie Ortiz ('25) talks about her interest in being an aerospace engineer, the community she's found at the intersections of her identities, and the impact she hopes to have on the world in this student spotlight feature. Link in bio
Throughout the month of June, The Goodnight Scholars Program celebrates Pride Month! Be on the lookout for our spotlights, podcasts, and reels from our scholars who identify within the LGBTQ+ community.
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On today’s Episode, we sit down with Eric Phan and talk about unique programming experiences for the Goodnight Scholars Program, museum touring habits, being a mental health ambassador, changing majors, drag, and undergraduate research and internship experiences.
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Throughout the month of June, The Goodnight Scholars Program celebrates Pride Month! Be on the lookout for our spotlights, podcasts, and reels from our scholars who identify within the LGBTQ+ community.
Throughout the month of May, the Goodnight Scholars Program will showcase the stories of our students and alumni in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month! Be on the lookout for our spotlight, podcasts, and more from our "Reel Goodnight Scholars" series.
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On this episode of the Have a Goodnight podcast, Anthony sat down with Minh-Thu Dinh ('23) and talked about the many ways she is involved in Vietnamese spaces, Kix cereal, balancing priorities, kayaking, electrical and computer engineering, and the importance of doing what you love.

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Throughout the month of May, The Goodnight Scholars Program will showcase the stories of our students and alumni in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month! Be on the lookout for our spotlight, podcasts, and more from our "Reel Goodnight Scholars" series.
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Bethany Lee ’25 shares key moments of self-discovery during her first year at NC State that allowed her to better align her future career goals. She hopes to help students explore and embrace their identity, values, and goals so that they can be the best version of themselves. In addition to being an educator, she wants to be the fuel that propels students toward their personal and academic success!
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Transfer Class of 2025, welcome to the Goodnight Scholars Program! This cohort of 51 transfer students is the largest incoming transfer class in program history! We cannot wait for you to join us on campus in the fall. For more information about our newest scholars, please click the link in our bio.
Throughout the month of May, The Goodnight Scholars Program will showcase the stories of our students and alumni in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month! Be on the lookout for our spotlight, podcasts, and more from our "Reel Goodnight Scholars" series.
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Staples of the Goodnight Scholars Program, like the annual LEGO Brick Build, were once just thoughtful ideas and goals that were eventually executed by Goodnight Scholars like alumna Jesseeca Nguyen '15. Jesseeca remembers being involved with many "firsts" in the Goodnight Scholars Program, and also reminisces on memories from her time at NC State like doing a co-op with DuPont and participating in Shack-A-Thon. 7 years after graduation, Jesseeca now works as an engineering manager and is pursuing an MBA degree. Read more in our latest Goodnight Scholars Alumni Spotlight.
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Throughout the month of May, The Goodnight Scholars Program will showcase the stories of our students and alumni in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month! Be on the lookout for our spotlight, podcasts, and more from our "Reel Goodnight Scholars" series.
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Goodnight Scholars Alumnus Sreeram Venkat '21 has a question for you...have you heard of the "Stone Soup" fable? At least that's his response when people ask him why he decided on a major in Mathematics. As Sreeram explains in his spotlight, most of the biggest issues in society (and in the Stone Soup) can be viewed as multidisciplinary, and that's why his goal is to be a mathematical modeler that incorporates elements of physics, chemistry, biology, and other subjects. Now in his first year of a PhD program at UT Austin, Sreeram takes us into his life as a PhD student and also reflects on his time as a Goodnight Scholar and time at NC State.
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