Thomas Jefferson Scholars

The Thomas Jefferson Scholars Program is the dual-degree program of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State University. Thomas Jefferson Scholars enter either the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Before their second year of study, students also declare a second major. Successful graduates of the Thomas Jefferson Scholars Program receive a Bachelor’s degree from each college.

Each year, approximately 10-15 outstanding high school seniors are selected to become Thomas Jefferson Scholars. The program is highly competitive, and participation is by invitation only. Qualified applicants to NC State University will receive an invitation to apply to the Thomas Jefferson Scholars program once they are admitted to NC State.

Finalists will be invited to visit the campus on during the Spring 2017 term for an interview.


If you have questions about Thomas Jefferson Scholars or the application process, please call 919.515.2614 or email