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About Us

The scholarship is available to low and middle-income families from North Carolina and is limited to students studying in the STEM disciplines or affiliated education majors.

Goodnight Scholarships

The value of the scholarship is $23,000 and is renewable for up to four years for first-year students, and three years for transfer students. In addition to the scholarship, Goodnight Scholars have access to an assortment of developmental programming focused on their professional and personal growth.

Visionaries in Technology and Education

Dr. Jim Goodnight is the founder and CEO of the SAS Institute, the world’s leading business intelligence software vendor. Ann Goodnight, director of community relations at SAS, is a member of the NC State Board of Trustees. Both are NC State graduates. Their frequent interactions with Goodnight Scholars provide students with unique and invaluable exposure to influential leaders.


Our Mission and Goals

The Goodnight Scholarships office invests in students from low- and middle-income families in North Carolina studying in STEM or STEM education disciplines. The Program empowers Goodnight Scholars to “pay it forward” as transformational leaders at NC State, in North Carolina, and in the world.

To accomplish this, every Goodnight Scholarships initiative is created with the following goals in mind.

Developing Essential Skills and Competencies

Developing Future STEM Leaders and Advocates

Cultivating Champions of Service and Civic Engagement

Inspiring a Lifelong Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Creating an Inclusive, Welcoming and Supportive Community

Goodnight Scholarships At-a-Glance