NC State scholarship benefits West Rowan High School grads

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 16, 2016

RALEIGH — A newly endowed scholarship targets graduates of Rowan County’s West Rowan High School who are enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering or the College of Sciences at N.C. State University.

The N.C. State University Science and Agriculture Scholarship is intended to help West Rowan graduates pursuing careers in science, engineering or agriculture. Awards are made annually and are renewable if recipients continue to meet all scholarship criteria.

Although the N.C. State University Science and Agriculture Scholarship has been awarded since 2012, the donor — a graduate of West Rowan and N.C. State who wishes to remain anonymous — recently decided to endow the scholarship fund. This allows the scholarship to be awarded by the university’s office of scholarships and financial aid in perpetuity. The donor thanks Allison M. Doby, a school counselor and past scholarship coordinator at West Rowan, for her assistance in getting the scholarship started.

Krysta S. Gary, a school counselor and scholarship coordinator at West Rowan, said such scholarships are vital to college access for students at the school.

“Ongoing support of this scholarship helps ensure that the talented students from our local area continue to enter science, technology and engineering related fields of study, as well as related industries and businesses,” she said. “As a school counselor, I appreciate all the organizations, families and donors who provide scholarship assistance to the students of West Rowan High School.”

Gary called the return on investment for student scholarships immeasurable. ranked N.C. State the best value among public universities in North Carolina, and the university is in the top eight nationally for return on investment for degrees in science technologies, according the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard. Scholarships, and the donors who support them, make N.C. State an even more affordable option for students.


For more information, contact Amy Feriozzi at 919-513-8192 or