Applying for Scholarships

Students accepted for admission to NC State can apply for CALS Scholarships by completing an online scholarship application. This application is required for consideration by the CALS Scholarship Committee. Continuing students are also required to submit the online application each year to maintain their scholarship.

Note: The online scholarship application opens December 1, 2016.

Awards are offered in spring to potential recipients. For the upcoming 2017-18 scholarship year, award offers will be released within the students’ scholarship portals. Acceptance and uploads of thank you notes will be submitted in the portal as well.

The CALS Scholarship & Awards review committee may disqualify incomplete applications; therefore, we recommend students take their time and answer every question. Before you begin the application, see these helpful tips for applying for scholarships and financial aid, and review the application deadlines.

Selection Process

The CALS Scholarship and Awards Committee reviews applications each year and selects students who meet the requirements set by each scholarship’s donors. Eligibility may include any of these criteria:
  • Academic merit or potential
  • Professional interests
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Academic major
  • Financial need
  • Residency status (state of residency, county of residency)

To remain in good standing, scholarship recipients must:

  • Meet each scholarship’s academic requirements (described in the scholarship portal for the recipient)
  • Send a thank-you note to the award steward(s)
  • Attend the CALS Donor Recognition Event hosted by the donor(s) during the spring semester
  • Re-apply for their scholarship each year (application guarantees consideration, but not necessarily renewal)


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Have Questions?

If you'd like to learn more about CALS scholarships or other financial aid, or if have questions about the application process, email