Two Surry Community College students are receiving Goodnight
Scholarships from North Carolina State University. These students are
Brandan Shur of Mount Airy and Erica Castillo-Duran of Hamptonville.
Both will be transferring to NCSU in August.
graduated in May from Surry Community College where he was on the
President’s List and served as the vice president of the Horticulture
Club. Shur completed internships with Surry Cellars Vineyard as a
student viticulturist and at the SCC’s greenhouse as a student
horticulturist. He also served on the Board of Directors for Miss
Angel’s Charitable Trust. He plans to major in Horticultural Science.
Castillo-Duran will graduate from Yadkin Early College High School,
which is a dual enrollment partnership between Yadkin County Schools and
Surry Community College and located at The Yadkin Center. She served as
a Yadkin Early College board representative and student recruiter.
Castillo-Duran worked on a poultry farm and as a mentor for the
Kaleideum Museum. She also participated in UNC Greensboro’s CHANCE
program, which aims at helping the Hispanic community navigate the
challenges of applying to college. She plans to major in Life Sciences.
the 70 Goodnight recipients, 50 were chosen for the class of 2024 out
of 850 high school candidates from across North Carolina and 20 were
chosen for the transfer class of 2023 out of 297 community college
candidates. Recipients participated in a thorough selection process over
the spring semester, which included an application and interview with
NC State faculty, staff, alumni, and industry representatives from SAS
Institute and the Kenan Fellows Program.
The Goodnight Scholarship
is valued at $20,500 per year for up to four years ($82,000) for
traditional students and three years ($61,500) for transfer students.
Both cohorts receive access to a comprehensive student development
program that includes weekly programming, exclusive travel
opportunities, and enrichment grant funding.
“After a challenging
spring semester, we are delighted to recognize the incoming class of
2024 and transfer class of 2023,” said Allison Medlin, Director of the
Goodnight Scholars Program. “The 70 students in these cohorts have
demonstrated outstanding academic performance, an affinity for STEM, and
a commitment to service and leadership. We could not be more thrilled
for them to join our community this fall.”
The Goodnight Scholars
Program was established in 2008 by NC State alumni Dr. Jim Goodnight '65
and Mrs. Ann Goodnight '68 with the goal of providing financial
assistance to North Carolina students from low- and middle-income
families who wish to pursue STEM or STEM education at NC State. In 2017,
the scholarship expanded to include transfer students from North
Carolina community colleges who planned to enroll at NC State in the
fall after receiving an associate degree. Now, the Goodnight Scholars
Program is the largest full-tuition scholarship program at NC State with
255 undergraduate students enrolled per year.
the Fall 2020 semester at Surry Community College is currently taking
place. For questions about college application, financial aid or class
registration, contact Student Services at (336) 386-3264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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