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Centennial Scholarship Program

The Program...
Introduced by the North Carolina Textile Foundation in 1999 as a part of the College of Textiles' Centennial Celebration, Centennial Scholarships carry the greatest value among all scholarships at the College of Textiles. Furthermore, the Centennial Scholarship is among the highest valued scholarships offered at North Carolina State University.

Approximately ten $47,500 Centennial Scholarships will be awarded to the top applicants, and selection will be based upon demonstrated high academic achievement throughout high school with proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences. Students must be nominated by his/her high school or home school for this award, or self-nominate between October 1 and the end of November.

This scholarship covers approximately 90 % of expenses to attend NC State, and on-campus housing (or a stipend for an equal amount) and a meal plan (or predetermined allowance), with any remaining funds to be used as a stipend for books and travel expenses (for up to eight semesters). In addition, each Centennial Scholar will have access to a $7,500 enrichment fund that will allow him/her to participate in a variety of leadership, language immersion and international studies programs, attend international textile shows and benefit from other approved textile enrichment opportunities. Centennial Scholars will also join other student scholars in a unique honors class offered during the freshman year.

The Process...
Each academic year, the College of Textiles will solicit every North Carolina high school, and selected out-of-state high schools for applicant nominations. Every high school and home school can nominate up to two candidates for the Centennial Scholars Program . All high school nominations are due to the College of Textiles by November 1st . Full instructions will be emailed to every nominee. Between October 1 st and December 1 st , any student, not already nominated, who feels he/she meets or exceeds the selection criteria may nominate themselves by writing or e-mailing the College of Textiles to request access to the online application. Telephone calls will not constitute a self-nomination. There is no limit to the number of self-nominees coming from any one high school or home school. Self nominees should email for more information.

All complete Centennial Scholarship applications should be submitted online(or by hardy copy) to the College of Textiles by 5:00 pm on December 1st .

Following an exhaustive selection process, finalists will be notified and invited to attend the Centennial Scholars weekend and interviews (typically in late January or early February). The top ranked candidates from the interview process will be offered Centennial Scholarships . The next highest ranked candidates will be offered NCTF Scholarships, and the next, NCTF Prestige Scholarships.

Meet Our 2004 Centennial Scholars

Brandon Alley Brandon Alley - from China Gove, NC graduated as Valedictorian of his class at South Rowan High School.  Brandon was a member of National Honor Society, Jr. Civitans, Raiders Against Drinking and Drugs, Student Council, as well as President of both the Art Club and Varsity Singers.  He attended NC Governor's School for Choral Music and sang as a member of the National Youth Chair.  Brandon plans to major in Textile Technology-Design.
*Tenise Bell - from Beech Island, SC graduated with honors from Silver Bluff High School.  Tenise served as Student Body President, Vice President for FBLA, and Secretary for School Improvement Council.Being a forerunner in the classroom and active in clubs earned her the Principal's Leadership Award.  Additionally, Tenise has served six years on the American Red Cross Youth Board volunteering and two years on the Augusta Nall Fashion Boards modeling and volunteering.  Tenise plans to major in Textile and Apparel Management. Tenise Bell
Megan Borrell Megan Borrell - from Sanford, NC graduated from Lee County High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and school orchestra.  She attended Governor's School for Natural Sciences at Meredith College.  Athletically, Megan was co-captain of the Varsity volleyball team, receiving all-conference honors her senior year.  She plans to double major in Polymer and Color Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
Jenna Eason - from Sanford, NC
graduated 3rd in her class from Lee County High School.  She served as President for the Keywanettes for 2 years and has held offices in YMCA Club, Interact, Art Club, FCA and Spirit Club.  She is also in the National Honors Society and a member of Student Government.  Jenna cheered on the Varsity squad for 3 years and competed on the swim team.  She was also very active within her church and community.  Jenna has been named a Magneti Marelli and Robert C. Byrd Scholar.  She plans to double major in Textile Technology and Art and Design as an Anni Albers Scholar.
Jenna Eason
Lisa Jeffries Lisa Jeffries - from Raleigh , NC graduated from Southeast Raleigh High School where she was involved as President of ΛΣΡ service sorority. She headed public relations in DECA and placed first in retail merchandising at the State Competition. Lisa also participated in dance, varsity gymnastics and her school's student athlete training program. She was co-president of the Dawg Pound Spirit Club and a NC Scholar. Lisa plans to study Textile & Apparel Management.
Nicholas Kain - from Sanford , NC graduated from Lee County High School where he served in the Student Government Association, Mock United Nations, and was treasurer of the National Honor Society. Nick was active athletically as captain of the Varsity Football, Varsity Swim Team, and the Varsity Track and Field Team. He was named a NC and Presidential Scholar. He attended NCSU's Summer Textile Exploration Program and plans to major in Polymer & Color Chemistry and Biochemistry. Nicholas Kain
Alan Kinlaw Alan Kinlaw - from Greensboro , NC graduated from Grimsley High School . He was Vice President of Teens Active in Greensboro Service, Vice President of the National Honor Society, a four-year letterman on the Tennis team, as well as an active member of Lifeguards and his church youth group. Alan was a NC Scholar and an AP Scholar with distinction. He attended the Summer Textile Exploration Program in 2002. At NC State he plans to pursue a degree in Textile Engineering.
+ Ilana Marks - from Greensboro , NC graduated from Grimsley High School where she was active in music, serving as section leader and drum major of the marching band, a lunch buddy for the handicapped, a member of the National Honors Society, Operation SMILE, and the Spanish Club. She earned her Girl Scout Gold award by planning and implementing an open house for a nonprofit organization that provided medical care for the needy. She worked as a Veterinary Assistant at Greensboro Veterinary Hospital for three years. Ilana is in the Anni Albers program, double majoring in Art and Design with Textile Technology. Ilana Marks
Jill Mead Jill Mead - from Waxhaw , NC graduated from Weddington High School . She held officer positions in her school's Student Council and Western District Association of Student Councils. She was actively involved in her National Honor Society while working with handicapped children at Misty Meadows Horse Farm. Jill was also the captain of three Varsity sports: volleyball, basketball, and softball. She plans to major in Textile Design.
*Ian Raulston - from Thomasville , NC graduated as Salutatorian from Thomasville High School . He is an alumnus of the NC Governor's School, an all-conference Track and Field member and played Varsity football for 3 years. Ian is also very active in the arts, where he has won many state-wide competitions in the NC Woman's Club in metal crafts. Ian plans to study Textile Engineering with a concentration in Product Development. Ian Raulston
Jason Rochette Jason Rochette � from Greensboro , NC graduated in the top ten of his class from Walter Hines Page High School . He held positions on Student Government as 11 th Grade Representative and Student Body Vice President. Jason founded the Helping Hands Service Club and was a member of the National Honor Society. Jason also won the Malcolm McCloud Science Award. He attended the Summer Textile Exploration Program and plans to double major in Chemistry and Polymer & Color Chemistry.
Holly Weaver - from Asheville , NC graduated from Asheville High School where she was an active member of the National Honor Society and served as secretary of the Math Honor Society. She was president of the Asheville Service Club, a member of the Asheville Center of performing Arts, and has done work with the Asheville Humane Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and a local homeless shelter. Holly attended the Summer Textile Exploration Program and plans to obtain a degree in Textile Technology with a concentration in Design. Holly Weaver

*Denotes Park- Centennial Scholars, + Denotes Centennial -Caldwell Scholar