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Financial Aid

A wide variety of scholarships and financial aid options exist across the university, the College of Design and the various departments. These opportunities span a range of criteria, from exemplary academic performance to need. We encourage you to complete applications for all opportunities for which you may be eligible. Here, we have provided a brief overview.

A wide variety of scholarships and financial aid options exist across the university, the College of Design and the various departments. These opportunities span a range of criteria, from exemplary academic performance to need. We encourage you to complete applications for all opportunities for which you may be eligible. Here, we have provided a brief overview.

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For First-Year Undergraduate Students:

The best way to find scholarships at the College of Design is through Pack Assist.

  1. You can access the portal by visiting go.ncsu.edu/packassist.
  2. Complete the general application for available scholarships at NC State. Please answer all questions. It is highly recommended you answer all optional questions to give scholarship reviewers thorough and accurate information about your qualifications.

University-level scholarships and aid:

For Current Students:

University-level scholarships and aid:

College of Design Undergraduate Scholarships:

The best way to find undergraduate scholarships at the College of Design is through Pack Assist. If you have been admitted, proceed to Pack Assist to apply. Priority deadline is February 15. 

  1. You can access the portal by visiting go.ncsu.edu/packassist.
  2. Complete the general application for available scholarships at NC State. Please answer all questions. It is highly recommended you answer all optional questions to give scholarship reviewers thorough and accurate information about your qualifications.
  3. Speak to your financial aid counselor for more information. Counselors are assigned based on students’ last name and you can find him/her/them in the directory here.

Design Scholarships by Major:

Unless otherwise noted, when you fill out the general application in Pack Assist, you will automatically be considered for the awards that you qualify for based on the specific criteria for each award. 

Awards which need specific applications:

Architecture

  • Adams Oldcastle Werner-McQueen Architecture Scholarship
  • AIA NC Eastern Section Scholarship
  • Boney Architects Endowed Scholarship
  • C.T. Wilson Scholarship Fund
  • CSI Raleigh Durham Chapter Scholarship 
  • Curtis W. Fentress Scholarship 
  • David Allen Co. Dean’s Scholarship
  • Donna P. Duerk Scholarship, Inc. in Honor of Women In Architecture 
  • Douglas D. Westmoreland Scholarship
  • Eduardo Catalano Architecture Scholarship
  • Edwin F. Harris, Jr. and Susan Arrendell Scholarship
  • Elizabeth B Lee Scholarship
  • Fred W. Butner Jr. Scholarship 
  • Fred M. Taylor Scholarship
  • John Evans Rice Scholarship
  • J.A. Jones Architecture Scholarship
  • Julia Wilson + Lindsey Dotson Design Scholarship (Architecture & Industrial Design)
  • KieranTimberlake Architecture Scholarship Endowment on behalf of Billie Faircloth ’94
  • Leet A. O’Brien Scholarship
  • LS3P Associates Scholarship
  • Michael Tribble Endowed Scholarship
  • Peterson Scholarship
  • Steven D. Schuster and Mary Anne Howard Architecture Scholarship
  • Vines Architecture Inc. Scholarship
  • William & Jane Valentine Scholarship
  • William B. Little Scholarship

Art + Design

  • Jay Purvis Scholarship (Art+Design and Graphic Design)
  • Liora Manne and Charles Peck Art + Design Scholarship

College of Design

  • Catherine S. and Herbert P. McKim Diversity Scholarship for Architecture 
  • David F. Jones Memorial Scholarship
  • Duncan Stuart Design Scholarship
  • John Reuer Memorial Scholarship – Apply for this award
  • Joseph H. Cox Memorial Fund
  • Marva Motley Genesis Scholarship
  • Natalie Chanin Design Scholarship
  • Pamela G. & Richard D. Jones, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
  • Randall L. & Susan P. Ward Design Scholarship
  • Richard Allen Curtis Fund for Design Students

Graphic Design

  • Graphic Design Student Study Abroad Scholarship –  Apply for this award
  • Jay Purvis Scholarship (Graphic Design and Art+Design)
  • L. White Scholarship
  • Meredith Davis Scholarship in Graphic Design
  • Raleigh Hunter Endowed Scholarship In Visual Design

Industrial Design

  • Julia Wilson + Lindsey Dotson Design Scholarship (Architecture & Industrial Design)
  • Stephen Robertson Endowed Scholarship In Industrial Design
  • Samuel B. Hedstrom Award

Non-traditional funding available from the College of Design:

TLC Endowment for College of Design Student Aid

The TLC Endowment provides financial support to College of Design students who are struggling with financial hardships. Fund uses may include, but are not limited to purchasing of required materials for the recipient’s studies (beyond tuition) such as books, supplies and/or technology. Preference shall be given to undergraduate students who are North Carolina residents. Recipients shall be selected based on a rolling applications process. 

Apply via PackAssist. For additional questions, please contact Jenny Tiet at jtiet@ncsu.edu.

Mary E. Boddie Brown Architecture Supply Award

The Mary E. Boddie Brown Architecture Supply Award provides need-based awards to facilitate the purchase of supplies for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the School of Architecture. Preference will be given to students from a single-parent household. 

Apply via Pack Assist

Noble McDuffie Travel Abroad Award

Are you a junior, senior or graduate design student planning to travel abroad and would like to experience something very different from a classroom? 

This award is a terrific opportunity to “go and do” something outside the norm. It doesn’t matter where you’re going, only that you have a desire to travel, learn and grow by pursuing an active experience of your own interest that’s not directly related to your design discipline. It’s open to any College of Design student who has reached or surpassed their junior year and plans to travel for something other than classroom credit. Alumni Linda J. Noble and Craig McDuffie established the Noble-McDuffie Travel Award to encourage students to go outside the box and elevate their travel abroad experience by participating more than observing. The award is for up to $1,500.

You can apply for this award in PackAssist. Please complete the application and essay explaining the “go and do” opportunity you plan to experience in the event you are selected for this award and how this award would allow you to achieve it. It does not matter if your travel opportunity is an independent trip or an extra trip during your study abroad, as long as it is to take part in something that you think will broaden your view of the world.

Please contact Jenny Tiet with any questions at jtiet@ncsu.edu.

Graduate Students:

College of Design Graduate Awards and Support

Awards, fellowships and support at the graduate level are determined by the head of each department. Students should fill out the FAFSA form to be eligible for consideration for need-based awards.

Architecture

  • Eduardo Catalano Architecture Scholarship
  • Harry B. Gilbert Architecture Graduate Fellowship
  • Heister C. Cease Architecture Graduate Award 
  • Kamphoefner Honor Fellowship 
  • O’Brien/Atkins Associates Fellowship 
  • Paul and Holly Tesar Graduate Award
  • Robert A. Chase Prize
  • Steven D. Schuster and Mary Anne Howard Architecture Scholarship 

Graphic Design

  • Raleigh Hunter Fellowship Endowment In Visual Design 

Industrial Design

  • L. Franklin Bost Industrial Design Fellowship 

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

  • Charles and Marjorie Flink Fellowship in Landscape Architecture 
  • Claudia Gabaldon-Cotrim Landscape Architecture Endowment Fund for International Students 
  • Jimmie Haynes Kluttz Landscape Architecture Graduation Award 
  • LandDesign Endowed Scholarship in Landscape Architecture 
  • Landscape Architecture Scholarship 
  • NC ASLA Award for Excellence 
  • Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink Landscape Architecture Graduate Student Award
  • Stewart Landscape Architecture Graduate Award
  • Ruby and Ernest McSwain Land Trust Landscape Architecture Scholarship 
  • Wendy L. Olson Fellow Enhancement Endowment in Public Service in Landscape Architecture 

Financial Literacy

  • Learn more about how to wisely save and spend your money by visiting go.ncsu.edu/dollarsandsense. Or you can learn by attending Director Fenner’s “Adulting 101” workshop when it’s available.
  • Visit TRIO Student Support Services at trio.dasa.ncsu.edu to get services such as help with FAFSA, tutoring, financial and economic literacy, referrals, applying for graduate or professional programs, and more. All services are FREE and available to any student who completes the application and qualifies or who were invited into the program! 
  • Academic Success Center – Tutoring is available at the Academic Success Center at D.H. Hill Library and learn more at asc.dasa.ncsu.edu about their FREE services and resources!
    • Tutoring is available for Math, Physics, Chemistry, Accounting, biology, Statistics, Economics and Writing!