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Dale and Genia Bone Scholars

Dale and Genia Bone endowed the Bone Scholars program at NC State to provide scholarships to migrant farm workers and their children.

Bone Scholars receive up to $5,000 per year for up to four years. These funds can be used for tuition, books and supplies, or other educational expenses. Recipients also receive educational support and specialized academic and career mentoring.


Bone Scholars Program applicants must:

  • Be a current or former migrant farm worker (or their dependent) residing in select North Carolina counties. First preference will be given to residents of Nash, Wilson, and Edgecombe counties. Second preference will be given to residents of Johnston, Wake, Franklin, Halifax, Martin, Pitt, Green, and Wayne counties. If there are not enough applicants from those counties who meet the criteria, we will consider applicants from any county within North Carolina.
  • Have been accepted for admission to NC State University in an associate, bachelor’s, or graduate degree program. Preference is given to students pursuing degrees in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Meet federal financial need requirements.


There are many benefits to being a Bone Scholar, including:

  • Obtaining funds to help defray the cost of attending a top university
  • Being a part of a highly selective group of student scholars
  • Receiving educational resources, academic support, and guidance
  • Being paired with a faculty mentor who provides one-on-one encouragement and support and serves as a role model
  • Having access to specialized enrichment and career preparation services
  • Giving back through organized service learning opportunities, speaking at K-12 schools and volunteering in the community


The application for the Dale and Genia Bone Scholars Program will open soon.


For questions about Bones Scholars, please contact the CALS Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Dr. Alex Graves, Director, CALS Office of Diversity and Inclusion