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About the Fund

Martina Gonzalez - Sunny Days Ahead for SolarSpace - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

The Purpose

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) Student Assistance and Enrichment Fund was created to enhance the academic and co-curricular experience of undergraduate students in the college. The purpose of the fund is two-fold, (1) provide direct funding to students and (2) provide extra and co-curricular programming within CNR. The creation of the fund will also help the college achieve the following established strategic goals:

  • Enhance the success of our students through educational innovation by providing high-impact educational experiences for undergraduates
  • Enhance local and global engagement by supporting and providing opportunities for increasing students’ civic and global knowledge, experience, and perspectives
  • Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration across CNR programs among both students and faculty/staff

The Impact

In the first cycle the fund received 63 applications. 36 student applicants were selected to receive awards ranging from $100 to $3,500 for a variety of global, research, educational, and internship opportunities.

A select few students who received an award from the fund, have offered to share their unique experiences ranging from learning about sustainability in Iceland to rehabilitating marine mammals in Mississippi.

You can view their blogs on the Student Blog Posts page.