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 March 1st of each academic year in order to be considered for scholarships for the upcoming academic year.
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 (6) qualification of financial need as determined through the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) .
Scholarship 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. The College's online application will be accepted at any time, but for timely consideration, it is recommended that students complete and submit their application by March 1st. 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 currently on academic 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