Chancellor’s Scholarships

Chancellor’s scholarships are the premiere awards extended by the Study Abroad Office. At $2,500 each, these are the largest single scholarships given to students and as a result, they are extremely competitive. Chancellor’s recipients represent a diverse group of students that seek to study abroad and to then help other students follow in their footsteps.

Chancellor’s Scholarship FAQ

2015-2016 Chancellor’s Scholarship Recipients

Ricardo Aldape United Kingdom: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Horticultural Science
Matthew Ball Prague Institute: Civil and Construction Engineering Civil Engineering
Kaley Brown United Kingdom: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Animal Science
Natalie Buitrago Belize: Global Health and Psychology Polymer & Color Chemistry, Human Biology
Christina Burnham Namibia: African Ecology & Conservation Poultry Science and Zoology
Tiara Butler-Smith Bahamas: Biological Science on Andros Island Biochemistry & Biology: ecology, evolution, and conservation
Amira Carter Poland: Biotechnology Physiology
Samarth Chokshi China: Operations & Human Resource Management Business IT
Patrick Conner Namibia: African Ecology & Conservation Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
Natalie Doan-Dunnum University of Copenhagen Communication
Adam (Robert) Dugger Independent Study: NC State-Affiliated Group (Galapagos Islands / New York City) Veterinary Medicine
Brandon Edwards Prague Institute Graphic Design
Landon Fernandez Peru: Spanish Language & Peruvian Culture Aerospace Engineering
Arthur Freeman Kwansei Gakuin University Philosophy
Rebeka Galeano Monash University Biological Sciences and Sociology
Destinee Gray NC State in the United Kingdom: London General Studies English
Shaquilla Hamlett Independent Study Abroad – Heredia, Costa Rica Animal Science
Kiyana Harris Belize Masters of Physiology
Marra Holmes Belize: Global Health and Psychology Biological Sciences
Brian Kesselring University of Wollongong Polymer and Color Chemistry
Francis Kuczkowski Prague Institute: Civil and Construction Engineering Civil Engineering
Ruth Shinyang Lee Semester in Spain: Language and Culture International Studies
Kai Anthony McNeil Netherlands: Film, English, and Communication Comm-Media
Rushikumar Patel Lund University Computer Engineering
Troi Perkins Nicaragua: Tropical Wildlife Zoology and Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
Zoe Phinazee Hong Kong: Global Textile and Apparel Industry Fashion and Textile Management
Luis Pizarro China: Operations & Human Resource Management Accounting/ International Studies
Paola Rodriguez United Kingdom: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Animal Science
Amanda Sanchez New Zealand: Sustaining Human Culture and Natural Environments Science, Technology and Society
Vishal Shah China: Operations & Human Resource Management Business Administration
Alix Vo University of Surrey Comm-Media
Marina Weissman Spain: Language, Technology, and Culture in Segovia environmental engineering
Amber Whitley NC State in the United Kingdom: London General Studies Biology and Psychology
James Wilson University of Adelaide Animal Science
Emily Zucker University of Ghana Mathematics and Statistics

 

What criteria are considered when selecting Chancellor’s recipients?

The Study Abroad Office Chancellor’s Scholarship Committee looks at several underrepresented categories when choosing from applicants. These are financial need, major, ethnicity, gender, and first generation students. Preference is given to students that have not studied abroad previously. Highlighted individual factors may change based on the current study abroad population but none will disqualify a student. For example, males are currently underrepresented in study abroad and are thus a group actively sought for Chancellor’s awards. However, the majority of awards still go to female candidates. The single most important factor in the success of an application is the essay section written by students.

Are there restrictions on applying to the Chancellor’s scholarship?

There are no restrictions beyond the general scholarship requirements. Students must be studying abroad on a credit-bearing program during the applicable scholarship cycle. Scholarship applications can be started here.

What are the requirements for Chancellor’s award winners?

Recipients must attend a short training session given by our office and then participate in a combination of volunteer work and outreach to groups that underrepresented in study abroad. They must also attend the annual Chancellors Scholarship Reception which usually takes place during the spring semester.

Are there any additional perks to being a Chancellor’s award winner?

Some recipients will be invited by our office to participate in special events as a representative of all study abroad students. For example, a recipient was recently invited to speak at a reception before an NC State home basketball game. This included VIP passes and a free ticket. Additional opportunities for speaking and networking may be available depending on the needs of our office.