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Support Experiential Education

Help us prepare well-rounded thinkers and doers by supporting hands-on learning experiences. Research shows that students experience a deeper level of learning when they study abroad, participate in undergraduate research and take internships. Your gift makes those opportunities possible.    

Support Experiential Education

Undergraduate Research

Jessica Hatcher (English '16)

​​​​​​​Support: William and Lesa Edwards College Merit Scholarship  

Research Interest: The intersection between sociolinguistics and education.  

Why She’s Thankful: “I've been so grateful for scholarships that have helped me further my studies. In addition to learning more about my field, undergraduate research was invaluable in helping develop my public speaking, time management and networking skills. Thank you for your commitment to furthering research.”

Study Abroad

Takira Coleman (communication '18)

Support: Travel Scholars Award; International Connections Study Abroad Award

Her Experience: ”I chose to study abroad in Chile because it was the country that I knew the least about. I wanted to take on an adventure with no pre-conceived notions, and I did just that.”  


Bryan Hum (political science and international studies ’13)

Support: Sandra Latta Washington Internship Award

Internship: 2012 Intern, U.S. Senator Kay Hagan  

Why He’s Thankful: ”It was great because a lot of internships in D.C. are unpaid, and it’s an expensive city. I used the award to pay for housing, one less thing I had to worry about.”

Help Students Learn By Doing

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Support the college and help our students change the world.

Create a scholarship for study abroad. Set up an endowment for our student researchers. Underwrite a student’s internship. No matter how you direct your gift, we’ll put your contribution to good use in changing students’ lives.  

Give now or contact Executive Director of Development Marcy Engler​ to discuss other opportunities: 

  • Scholarships
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  • Planned Gifts
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  • Matching Gifts

One Student's Story

Discovering Aphrodite in Petra

With support from the Susan E. Carter Global Endowment, political science major Sydney Grice (pictured, far right) participated in a 2016 archaeological excavation in Petra, Jordan.

During the dig, Grice served on an NC State research team that helped discover two ancient statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite. 

“When students see something like archaeology, they may think their major or specific interest may not apply or that it’s a niche community,” Grice said of the experience. “But what you find is that it’s incredibly interdisciplinary: it’s politics, it’s international relations, it’s history, but it’s also math.”