The Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State revealed the 75 recipients from 34 North Carolina counties selected for its new traditional and transfer cohorts.
Of the 75 recipients, 50 were chosen for the class of 2025 and 25 were chosen for the transfer class of 2024. The program admitted its largest transfer class to date and plans to increase this offering to 50 transfer students by the 2023 recruitment cycle.
Recipients participated in a thorough selection process over the spring semester, which included an application and interview with a volunteer committee consisting of current and former NC State faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as industry representatives from SAS.
“After two virtual interview weekends, we’re excited to welcome the incoming class of 2025 and transfer class of 2024 to campus, in-person, this fall” said Allison Medlin, Executive Director of the program. “These 75 students, our largest entering class yet, have demonstrated outstanding academic performance, dedication to service and leadership, and resilience in the face of the ongoing pandemic. We couldn’t be more proud to have them as the newest members of our community.”
The Goodnight Scholarship is valued at $21,000 per year for up to four years ($84,000) for traditional students and three years ($63,000) for transfer students. Both cohorts receive access to a comprehensive student development program that includes weekly programming, exclusive travel opportunities, and enrichment grant funding.
The class of 2025 and transfer class of 2024 demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in their respective high school and community college careers including stellar academic achievement, exemplary extracurricular involvement, change-centered civic engagement, and inspiring goals for success in the STEM and STEM education fields. Both cohorts feature students with impressive accolades including Science Olympiad winners, national robotics captains, memberships on the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, and participation in the Governor’s School of North Carolina.