For Immediate Release
The Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State University announces the 20 recipients for its Transfer Class of 2022.
“The 20 scholars in the Transfer Class of 2022 are such a talented, accomplished group,” said Allison Medlin, director of the Goodnight Scholars Program. “We know they will have a significant impact on our community and NC State, and are excited to welcome them back to campus this fall.”
The Transfer Class of 2022 marks the third transfer student cohort admitted to the Goodnight Scholars Program since it began accepting transfer students in January 2017. This year’s cohort represents 14 North Carolina counties and 11 community colleges. These students will join the 50 high school students selected for the Class of 2023, and will increase the total number of annual undergraduate Goodnight Scholars to 245 in fall 2019.
The Goodnight Scholars Program was established in 2008 out of the philanthropic generosity of North Carolina natives and NC State alumni Dr. Jim Goodnight, co-founder of global business analytic software leader, SAS Institute, and Mrs. Ann Goodnight, director of community relations at SAS Institute and secretary for the NC State Board of Trustees.
The Goodnight Scholars Program is available to North Carolina residents from low- and middle-income families who aspire to study in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or STEM education discipline at NC State. The value of the scholarship is $20,500 and is renewable up to four years for first-year students and three years for transfer students. In addition to the scholarship, Goodnight Scholars have access to an assortment of developmental programming focused on their professional and personal growth.
In its first decade, the Goodnight Scholars Program has evolved into a comprehensive student development program focused on cultivating professional and personal skills for 245 current Goodnight Scholars through a series of programming initiatives. Scholars receive guidance from local and national STEM industry leaders and entrepreneurs; participate in professional development workshops; and engage in local, national, and international outreach efforts. These efforts include STEM education outreach to Triangle elementary schools, as well as service trips to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Per the program’s website, each programming initiative sponsored by the Goodnight Scholars Program strives to “develop critical skills and habits necessary for academic achievement; expose and educate students to current trends and advancement in the STEM and education industries; and establish strong personal and/or professional relationships with fellow Goodnight Scholars, NC State faculty/staff, NC State alumni, and STEM/education professionals.”