Scholarships and Financial Aid

We are committed to providing eligible undergraduate and graduate students with financial assistance.

Requirements for scholarship offers include academic performance, character, extracurricular activities, leadership potential, and professional interests. Financial need may be a criterion for some scholarships.

To be eligible for a departmental award, you must complete a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) scholarship application. For more information and scholarship application deadlines, please visit the CALS Scholarships page.

Sources of financial aid from the university include scholarshipsgrantsloans, and campus employment. Visit for information about award requirements and donor descriptions.

We award about $50,000 in aid every year

Typical individual awards range from $2,000-$5,000.

Department Scholarships

Benjamin P. Forbes James L. and Diana Oblinger
Benjamin W. Kilgore John and Kelli Rushing
Burton M. Newell John W. Long
Carolina Virginia Dairy Products Association Leonard and Francis Crouch
Carolina Turkeys Livio Ferruzzi
Cristie Abigail “Abbi” Fleming Dairy Science Mid-Atlantic Dairy Boosters
Dr. Wanida E. Lewis Food Science Mose and Helen Kiser
Duong, Green, and Gharst Food Science Leadership Award Neil and Nancy Webb Memorial Food Science Scholarship Endowment
Eakes – Turner National Dairy Promotion and Research Board
Eugene C. Berryhill National Starch Food Science Scholarship
Food Science Club NC Meat Processors
Frank Bancroft & Rachel Kirby Thomas FS & Family & Consumer Sciences Peggy Foegeding Memorial Food Science Scholarship
General Mills Scholarship Recruiting and Education Scholarship
Harvey L. and Kathleen R. Barnes Robert N. Wood (NC Dairy Products Association)
Hase & Lena Maie Smith S.E. Food Processor’s Association Honoring Dr. John Rushing
H. Hawkins Bradley T.W. Garner Food Company (Texas Pete)
Ivan D. & Lillian T. Jones Scholarship Victor & Maryetta Jones
J. Frank & Margaret Neely

Graduate Student Financial Support

NC State offers graduate students a broad range of financial assistance options that help with tuition and living expenses while they are pursuing their advanced degrees. Graduate students may receive financial support through fellowships/traineeships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, service assistantships, federal work-study programs, and loans.