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Four Transformational Scholars complete an ice breaker at new student orientation.

Jul 26, 2022

Transformational Scholarships Program Announces Inaugural Cohort of Scholars

Sixteen students from across Eastern North Carolina have been selected to join the inaugural cohort of the NC State College of Education's Transformational Scholarships Program. 

Teacher with Student

Mar 31, 2022

The Libraries Partners with the Transformational Scholarships Program to Support Students in Need

NC State has had a long history of graduating North Carolina’s leaders. A new College of Education scholarship program, supported by a partnership with the NC State University Libraries, helps keep some of them in Eastern NC. 

Trisha Mackey

Feb 10, 2022

Technician: NC State’s Trisha Mackey Heads New Scholarship Program for Future Eastern NC teachers

Trisha Mackey began her new role as the director of the Transformational Scholarship Program on Dec. 1. Through the program, students from eastern North Carolina who plan to major in education, have demonstrated financial need and meet other requirements are provided with $10,000 per year, as well as hands-on experience opportunities and guidance throughout their four years to support them through college so they can return to teach in their home region. 

Feb 4, 2022

Transformational Scholarships Program Director Trisha Mackey ‘18MED Recognized with NACADA New Advisor Certificate of Merit Award

Trisha Mackey ‘18MED, the inaugural director of the NC State College of Education’s Transformational Scholarships Program, has been awarded the New Advisor Certificate of Merit for Region 3 by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). 

College of Education student from Eastern North Carolina

Dec 17, 2021

[Video] College of Education Students Share Why They Love Eastern North Carolina and Plan to Teach There

Students from Eastern North Carolina share what they they love about their hometowns and why they plan to return to the region to teach after they graduate from NC State's College of Education. 

Trisha Mackey

Dec 1, 2021

Meet New Transformational Scholars Director Trisha Mackey ’18MED: This Program Will Add to Our College’s Efforts to Transform the World Through Education

In the following Q&A, new Transformational Scholarship Program Director Trisha Mackey shares why she’s excited about the program, what future Transformational Scholars can expect from her and why she chose education.  

Trisha Mackey

Nov 18, 2021

Trisha Mackey ’18MED Named Inaugural Director of College of Education’s Transformational Scholarships Program

Trisha Mackey ’18MED will be the inaugural director of the NC State College of Education’s Transformational Scholarships Program, effective Dec. 1. Currently, she serves as the academic and research coordinator with NC State’s TRIO Program and recently received the New Advisor of the Year Award from NC State’s Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA). 

Oct 1, 2021

EdNC: How to Apply for a Transformational Scholarship from NC State

Students in eastern North Carolina who want to earn an undergraduate degree in education from North Carolina State University (N.C. State) and return to the region to teach are eligible for a $40,000 scholarship thanks to the Anonymous Trust. The first Transformational Scholarship cohort will include 20 students beginning fall 2022, but the application process opens Oct. 1. 

Jul 21, 2021

Educational Leaders Talk About Impact Transformational Scholarships Program Will Have on Building Teacher Pipeline in Eastern North Carolina

In Eastern North Carolina counties with fewer resources but greater needs, it can be difficult for educational leaders to attract and retain quality teachers. To address this challenge, the NC State… 

Transformational Scholars Grant

Jun 4, 2021

What People Are Saying About the NC State College of Education’s New Transformational Scholarships Program

On Tuesday, the NC State College of Education announced it received a $7.25 million charitable grant from the Anonymous Trust to establish the Transformational Scholarship Program. The response to the announcement of this grant has been overwhelming, with educators across the state chiming in on social media.