About the Program
- Need-based scholarships will be given to 100 undergraduate students — or five cohorts of 20 students each — from Eastern North Carolina
- Scholars will receive $10,000 per year in scholarship support over four years
- Scholars will also receive study-abroad stipends and support for mentoring opportunities, experiential learning experiences and leadership development
- Recipients will be selected based on their demonstrated financial need; the community where they live; their commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and justice; and their commitment to the teaching profession.
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Charitable grant from the Anonymous Trust
Per year in scholarship support over four years
Scholarships to students from Eastern North Carolina
"We are thrilled to partner with NC State’s College of Education in support of its Transformational Scholars program to create enthusiasm for the teaching profession in rural communities with students whose goal is to return to their communities to educate the next generation of students."
- Debbie Aiken
Executive Director of the Anonymous Trust
Transformational Scholars . . .
- Receive $10,000 per year, in addition to study-abroad stipends
- Participate in field experiences, summer work, student teaching and other activities that equip them to return to Eastern North Carolina to work as teachers after completing their undergraduate degree
- Receive direct mentoring from College of Education faculty and education leaders living and working in Eastern North Carolina, including graduates of NC State’s Leadership Academies (NELA)
- Engage with N.C. Teaching Fellows program alumni and other school leaders who work and live in Eastern North Carolina
The Four-Year Experience
In each year, experiences for Transformational Scholars will focus on a key theme.
Freshman Year | Becoming an Educator
Scholars will participate in experiences aimed at helping them define the role of an educator and establish their own educational identity.
Sophomore Year | Communities and Contexts
Scholars will participate in experiences aimed at helping them better understand the social, economic, demographic and historical contexts of communities across North Carolina and beyond, including global immersive experiences and community service.
Junior Year | Decisions and Change in Education
Scholars will participate in programs to better understand how education policy is shaped by financial, social and cultural forces.
Senior Year | Becoming a Leader
Scholars will utilize the skills they learned in the previous years to create their own identity as a teacher-leader who can build and sustain change in the communities they will serve.
Transformational Scholarships Program Will Prepare 100 Teachers for Eastern N.C.
NC State’s College of Education has received a $7.25 million charitable grant from the Anonymous Trust to establish the Transformational Scholarships Program and prepare 100 teachers for counties in Eastern North Carolina with fewer resources but greater needs.Learn More
"This new Transformational Scholarships Program will be truly transformational. It will transform the lives of 100 students from Eastern North Carolina who may otherwise not be able to afford college. But also, through the preparation they will receive in our college, these aspiring teachers will go on to transform the lives of those children and youth they teach."
- Mary Ann Danowitz, D.Ed.
NC State College of Education Dean
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