Exploratory Studies Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The Deryle Daniels Memorial Scholarship acknowledges University College Exploratory Studies students’ commitment to serving their communities. Exploratory Studies students who demonstrate outstanding and effective leadership in service-related activities are encouraged to apply. Past recipients have shown that they have made significant impact in their local, national, and global communities. University College Exploratory Studies supports and encourages the continued engagement of service within the university community.

Scholarship Eligibility

All University College Exploratory Studies students who apply for admission by the October 15 application deadline are eligible to apply. Only students who are accepted for admissions to University College Exploratory Studies by the January 30 notification date are eligible to receive the award.

Number of Awards

Three non-renewable $1,000 merit scholarships for fall admission only.

Selection Criteria

Scholarship awards will be granted after careful review, evaluation, and scoring by the University College Exploratory Studies Scholarship Selection Committee. Awards will be made on initiative taken to address a perceived need in the community or to improve an existing need; impact of the service on local, national, or global community; impact of service on personal growth learning and development; length of time commitment to service; and plans for continued commitment to service at NC State. The Scholarship Committee is comprised of University College Exploratory Studies staff and administrators, and campus partners.

Scholarship Notification

Notifications are sent out by March 16. By March 15, scholarship payments are turned over to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to be applied to the recipient’s account.

How to apply

  • Apply through PackAssist by February 21, 2017
  • Submit an essay (500 words or less); rubric listed on application.
  • Online Application-Deadline has passed for applying.

Recipient Expectations

Deryle Daniels Memorial Scholarship recipients are expected to participate in a service opportunity during the fall semester and to submit a profile and brief description of their experience with a service opportunity to the Scholarship Committee Chair to be highlighted on the University College Exploratory Studies website before the last day of classes. Service opportunities such as Service NC State, Volunteers in Parks, AnimalKind, Adopt a Highway, Build-A-Block, and many more opportunities that are available within the campus and local community are acceptable.



New Student Orientation!

We are looking forward to meeting the Class of 2021 during New Student Orientation. Please review the information under Admitted Students and check your email for important messages from the University and from Exploratory Studies.

Finish strong!

Remember that the Tutorial Center and other tutoring programs on campus can help you finish strong this semester! The Writing & Speaking Center can help with writing and speaking assignments for any subject.

Career Connections…a great success!

Approximately 575 Exploratory Studies students attended Career Connections on Saturday, March 18. The students heard from panelists representing over 60 different jobs and professions and were able to learn about varying career paths and unique …read more.