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Support Graduate Students

Your gift to support graduate students will boost advanced study — and put knowledge into action. Our students are deep thinkers and curious intellectuals. They’re also doers. They’re researchers, creators, teachers and leaders who make a difference in their fields, the community and beyond. Help them succeed.    

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Alabama Stone

Street Smarts and the Arts

Robbie S. Knott Scholarship recipient Alabama Stone (pictured, at right) co-founded a literary outreach program for homeless and runaway youth in downtown Raleigh. Working with fellow Creative Writing MFA student Tyree Daye (also pictured), Stone introduced poetry to youth at a local outreach center and helped them craft poems of their own.   


Keon Pettiway

Recreating MLK's Speech

Recent alumnus Keon Pettiway worked with a team of NC State researchers to recreate Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic speech, “A Creative Protest.” Pettiway, a digital humanist who served as a research assistant on the Virtual MLK Project team, earned his Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media in 2016, and is now an assistant professor of communication at Eastern Michigan University.


Laura Uribe

Supporting a Village

Leland E. and Nancy Garrett Scholarship recipient and MSW candidate Laura Uribe (pictured, at left) helped a group of Raleigh neighbors assess what resources they’ll need to stay in their homes as they age. “There’s a stigma that once people reach a certain age, they can’t do anything for themselves and they should move into retirement communities,” the aspiring social worker said. “This project helps bring the decision-making back to these older adults and helps them decide their own future.” 


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Support the college and help our graduate students change the world.

Support for graduate students helps fund teaching assistantships, research positions and internships in the community. We need resources to recruit the best students to campus, where they will gain an excellent graduate education, and contribute to the bodies of knowledge in their chosen fields. Your gift can make the difference. 

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One Student's Story

Grad Student Focuses Research on Child Welfare

The stress of life in a homeless shelter can take a toll on families. Psychology doctoral student Jenna Armstrong studied how an intervention tool called Triple P can help prevent child abuse and neglect among families living in shelters.

Armstrong received support during her studies from the Humanities and Social Sciences John Oliver Cook and Suniti-Anand Gupta graduate awards. She also earned one of 15 Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. These competitive fellowships provide an annual stipend to help graduate students complete their dissertation and related research at their academic institutions.