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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

$23k/Year in Scholarship Amount

350 Current Goodnight Scholars

Last week, our scholars gathered for the annual Potluck to share a meal, play games, and build community with one another. 

The Pro Staff wishes everyone a fantastic Thanksgiving Break and hopes that you can take this time to rest and recharge to finish the semester strong!
In this episode, we sat down with Cameron Brown (T'24), a senior studying aerospace engineering. We dive into Cameron’s experiences with the High-Powered Rocketry Club, Lego Brick Build, and transfer retreat. Listen as Cameron reflects on his experience as a transfer student and the importance of the friendships he's made while in college.

Have a Goodnight is available wherever you get your podcasts!
The Goodnight Scholars Program is proud to celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

Join us in learning about Raven Cummings (Class of 2027) and her experiences at NC State!
Follow along with Goodnight Scholar Taj Hewitt (T'26) as he walks us through his courses and activities to stay healthy!
The Goodnight staff recreate… “The Fresh Prince of Peele Hall” 🏀🚖

Which scene is YOUR favorite?

🎥: Rhiannon See
With a relentless drive and a mind geared towards innovation, Ashton Sumpter ‘26 stands out as a determined Goodnight Scholar and Industrial and Systems Engineering major at North Carolina State University. 

From the vibrant passion for athletics to the intricate world of photography and filmography he now embraces, read our latest Goodnight Scholars Spotlight to learn more how he has always sought to excel and push the boundaries of his potential.
September Programming recap incoming! This month, our scholars volunteered at the Duke Lemur Center, decorated spooky cookies, painted pumpkins, and watched El Clasico.
Fall Break RISE (Race, Identity, and Science Exploration) travelled to Oklahoma City, OK to learn about state’s Native American populations, their histories, STEM contributions, and STEM related issues that are impacting this population today (both in Oklahoma and North Carolina). As we celebrate #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth, RISE participants will share some of their experiences and learning across our social media pages. To kick things off, here is a brief recap of the trip! 

The NC State early action deadline is TODAY, November 1st! Traditional students, to be eligible to apply for the Goodnight Scholars Program, you must apply to NC State by the early action deadline. Go pack!
The scariest thing of all is not getting your NC State application in by the early action deadline (Tomorrow at 11:59p 👀). 

Happy Halloween 🎃 💀👻
A message from our Chancellor. #RedandWhiteWeek
The Goodnight Scholars Program is proud to celebrate Transfer Appreciation Week! 

Let's hear Kayla Martin, Transfer Class of 2026, share her experience transitioning to NC State.
For the third year in a row, the Goodnight Scholars Program has a finalist for Leader of the Pack, Emma Budden (‘25)! If Emma is selected, this would be the third year in which a Goodnight Scholar has won this campus-wide recognition (Sarah Hall ‘22 & Minh-Thu Dinh ‘23). Click the link in our bio to cast your vote. 

More about Emma:

Emma Budden is a Goodnight Scholar from Cullowhee, North Carolina, majoring in Microbiology and Environmental Sciences in her third year. During her time at NC State, she attended an Alternative Service Break in Puerto Rico, where she volunteered to do hurricane disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and served as a team leader for ASB Dominican Republic, where she and her team built rainwater harvesting systems for the community of El Batey, and is leading ASB Peru, where she and her team will volunteer with the goal of establishing housing infrastructure to address poverty in the area. She has served as a Program Ambassador, Outreach Ambassador, and Communications Assistant for the Goodnight Scholars Program, where she connects NC State with prospective students across NC to make higher education more accessible for lower- and middle-income families while showcasing scholars’ talents, identities, and stories. Additionally, she has served as an Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant, has been involved in undergraduate research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the Bonner Laboratory, and will begin research in the Knappe Laboratory. She studied abroad in Italy, analyzing the global implications of modern climate change, and she volunteers at UNC Rex Hospital and in the English Conversation Club at NC State. Emma is passionate about fostering equitable communities by addressing the needs of all, empowering others in developing their leadership strengths, and cultivating inclusivity at NC State and beyond. After graduation, Emma hopes to pursue her master’s in public health and work to implement effective water quality infrastructure in underserved communities worldwide
Ambassadors Sydney, Alex, and Ashlynn are here with a few Goodnight facts! Did you know that leftover scholarship money can be used to cover the cost of study abroad experiences? Moreover, Goodnight's Mountains to Coast service trip brings scholars to North Carolina's middle schools! Finally, Goodnight offers various affinity groups for scholars to connect with their identities. To learn more about the Goodnight Scholars Program, check out our website!

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