The Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State University revealed the 48 finalists who will participate in the Program’s annual Transfer Finalist Interview Weekend.
This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will be held virtually from April 23rd-April 24th 2021. From the finalist interviews, 25 students will be invited to join the Goodnight Scholars Program’s Transfer Class of 2024
“While we wish we could welcome them to campus, we’re excited to meet them and show them what makes NC State and the Goodnight Scholars Program such a special place for transfer students in STEM and education fields,” said Allison Medlin, director of the Goodnight Scholars Program.
“This is our largest group of transfer finalists ever, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to learn more about their accomplishments and aspirations, even via zoom!”
While this will be the second year in a row where we meet our transfer finalists virtually, the program is hopeful that next year’s interview weekend can return to an in-person event on campus. Regardless, the program has planned a fantastic interview weekend packed with opportunities for finalists to engage with current Goodnight Scholars and professional staff.
The 48 finalists were selected from a pool of candidates from across North Carolina and represent 22 community colleges, 22 counties, and 5 of NC State academic colleges. Finalist applications were reviewed by a volunteer committee consisting of current and former NC State faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as industry representatives from SAS.
Many of the volunteer committee members also work with Goodnight Scholars as mentors in the Goodnight Fellows Program, a professional mentorship program committed to linking current scholars with industry professionals and career development opportunities.
Each finalist demonstrated exceptional accomplishments including outstanding academic achievement, leadership and involvement, community and civic engagement, and an affinity for STEM and education.
Photography credit: Marc Hall/NC State