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The Daniel L. Solomon Scholars

The Daniel L. Solomon Scholars Program is the signature undergraduate scholarship program of the College of Sciences. It is named for Daniel L. Solomon, who stepped down as the inaugural dean of the College in 2015 after more than 30 years of forward-thinking leadership at NC State.

Dean Solomon with students in lab
The Solomon Scholars Program is named for Daniel L. Solomon (center), the inaugural dean of the College of Sciences.

About the Program

The Solomon Scholars program offers students a competitive scholarship award as well as formal opportunities to develop the skills they need to become the science leaders of tomorrow. Renewable awards are made each year to outstanding students who exhibit superior academic credentials, potential scientific leadership qualities and distinctive life experiences.

Community Building: Each Solomon Scholar is part of a cohort — a group of students who enter and participate in the program together — so the students who hold these scholarship enjoy encouraging, tight-knit communities designed to enhance their academic success.

Experiential Learning: Solomon Scholars participate in outside-the-classroom experiential learning activities that include undergraduate research, study abroad and leadership development.

Meet the 2020 Solomon Scholar Graduates

Each year, the Solomon Scholars program expands opportunities for bright minds in the College of Sciences. Meet four extraordinary 2020 graduates who were part of the program during their time at NC State.

The Solomon Scholars pose with Mr. and Ms. Wuf in Reynolds Coliseum

How to Give

Donors can support the program by contributing to the Solomon Scholars Fund or endowing a Solomon Scholarship of their own.

The Solomon Scholars Fund

Gifts of any size to the Solomon Scholars Fund support the scholarships and enrich the menu of experiential learning opportunities that make this program unique. Adding resources to this fund will improve our scholars’ academic experiences, foster their leadership qualities and instill within them a global perspective on life and learning.

Endowed Solomon Scholarship

$500,000 endows and names a full Solomon Scholar award and provide a stipend for experiential learning (a full scholarship award is defined as tuition and fees, room and board)

$150,000 endows and names a Solomon Scholar annual award of $5,000 and provide program support for experiential learning in perpetuity

$50,000 endows and names a partial Solomon Scholar annual award in perpetuity (partial scholarship endowments will be combined with others to fund a $5,000 award)


Tina Morrison
Assistant Dean for Advancement