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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.    

Ways to Give

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.”  

Internships

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

Make a Gift

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
  • Endowments
  • Planned Gifts
  • Securities
  • Matching Gifts

One Student's Story

Anthropology Major Spends Summer at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History


As an intern at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, anthropology major Colin Gravelle spent his summer researching vegetable caterpillars, tekotekos and other unique objects. During his internship, Gravelle prepared curatorial notes for objects in the museum’s Pacific and African collections. Gravelle, a Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipient and a member of the University Scholars Program, says the experience allowed him to explore real-world applications of the courses he’s taken at NC State: Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology and Physical Anthropology, among others.