The College of Textiles at N.C. State University has announced its top scholarships for incoming freshmen. Here’s a look at the local winners:
Paul Burke, Kristin Freeman and Laila Knio of Raleigh and Ashle Page of Cary each have received one of 10 N.C. Textile Foundation Centennial Scholarships. The award is one of the largest college-based scholarships at N.C. State, with a total four-year value of around $50,000, including tuition and enrichment activities such as study abroad, internships, leadership training and professional development.
Paul attended North Raleigh Christian Academy and plans to study polymer and color chemistry. Kristin attended Broughton High School and plans to study fashion and textile management. Laila, who will graduate from Athens Drive High School and Ashle, who attended Cary Christian School, plan to study textile engineering.
Samuel Jasper, Samara Knuckley and Maddie McMillan from Raleigh each were awarded one of 10 annual N.C. Textile Foundation Distinguished Merit Scholarships, which have a four-year value of $20,000.
Samuel attended Enloe High School and plans to pursue a degree in textile engineering. Samara attended Cardinal Gibbons High School and plans to study fashion and textile management. Maddie was a student at Sanderson High School and plans to study polymer and color chemistry.
Nathan Wintermute of Raleigh has earned one of 12 N.C. Textile Foundation Prestige Scholarships, each of which has a total four-year value of $10,000. Nathan attended Athens Drive High School and plans to study textile engineering with a focus on medical textiles.
Recipients of each scholarship were selected based on academic achievement, leadership, service, character and high potential for continued success. Their applications were reviewed by N.C. State faculty, staff and alumni as well as members of the textile industry, and finalists were interviewed in person on the N.C. State campus.