The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences scholarship program is part of a commitment by North Carolina State University to not only attract outstanding students and to provide those students with financial assistance, but to also reward current students for their academic excellence and achievements while enrolled at NC State University. Opportunities abound in the college, and support for education is increasing through growing foundation programs resulting from the generosity of private and public supporters.
In order to apply for scholarships in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and to assure proper consideration for all scholarships, students must complete the College's online scholarship application by February 28, 2015 in order to be considered for scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. (This deadline follows that of the university's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid merit-based admission application deadline of November 1st and notifcation date of January 30th.)
The College's Scholarship and Awards Committee, which is comprised of faculty from the various academic departments, reviews the applicants based on the scholarship criteria set by individual donors to determine which students best meet the guidelines for each scholarship. Eligibility for scholarship awards may include any of the following: (1) academic merit; (2) academic potential; (3) professional interests; (4) extracurricular activities; (5) domicile; and/or (6) qualification of financial need as determined through the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) .
Most awards are made each year at the end of the spring semester for the academic year beginning the following August and are typically awarded on an academic year basis with one half of the award allocated for each of the fall and spring semesters. It is recommended that students complete and submit their FAFSA application by the national priority deadline of March 1st; financial information produced by this application serves as a supplement to the CALS Scholarship Application. New students applying to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences can not access the online application until they have been officially accepted into the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students who currently receive CALS scholarships must reapply each year to be considered for renewal of their current scholarships and consideration on other scholarships.
In addition to the scholarships available through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, university-wide academic merit awards, need-related scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs are available. For more information on these programs, students should contact the NC State University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid located in 2016 Harris Hall or the various other university-based scholarship programs offered by NC State University (links provided below).
Apply for Scholarships in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences:
University Scholarships and Financial AidNCSU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Park Scholarship Program
Caldwell Scholarship Program
NC State Scholarship University-Wide Competition
Financial Aid Forms