The Goodnight Scholars Program provides talented STEM students transferring to NC State with a full scholarship for up to three years. Funded by SAS CEO and Founder Dr. Jim Goodnight and his wife Ann, the Goodnight Scholars Program seeks to encourage low- and middle-income students to become STEM leaders in North Carolina and beyond. More than simply a scholarship, the Goodnight Scholars program supports students with mentoring, academic advising, leadership development, travel, networking, and enrichment funding. The scholarship, valued at up to $21,000 per year, is awarded to approximately 20 transfer students each year.

Who is eligible to apply?

You are eligible if you:
    •    Plan on a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) or STEM education major
    •    Are completing an Associate in Arts, Sciences, or Engineering degree prior to enrollment at NC State
    •    Residents of North Carolina state (includes undocumented, DACA, and refugees living in North Carolina)
    •    Have demonstrated outstanding academic performance
    •    Have financial need (household income under $110,000)

Who is not eligible?

You are not eligible if you:

    •    Have already completed a bachelor’s degree
    •    Will not complete the AS, AA, or AE degree by time of matriculation to NC State
    •    Spring applicants to NC State
    •    Students who do not plan to attend NC State full time
About 300 students who have applied to NC State by February 15 and completed their FAFSA by March 1 and meet the minimum eligibility requirements will receive an invitation to apply in mid-March. Students who believe they meet the eligibility requirements but are not selected to apply may self-nominate. The self-nomination form is available for a limited time from February 15 to March 1 on NC State's . Nominees complete an application, including several short essays. Finalists, announced in April, are invited to NC State to participate in a day of programming and interviews. Recipients are notified in early May.

Questions?  Contact the Transfer Center.