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About CALS

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is the second largest college at N.C. State. As the state’s premier research institution, we are proud to offer our students a small school feel with big school opportunities. Our academic programs cover the full range of higher education optionsfrom associate programs to bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in biology- based life science disciplines and the agri- cultural sciences.

Programs in the agricultural sciences include agricultural business management, agricultural education, animal science, agri- cultural engineering, extension education, food science, horticulture science, crop and soil sciences, poultry science, and turfgrass science. Programs in the life sciences in- clude biochemistry, biological engineering, biological sciences, bioprocessing science, microbiology, nutrition science, plant biol- ogy, toxicology, and zoology.

Our programs help students pursue careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, or veterinary medicine, as well as employment opportunities in research, industry, government, farming or service. For more information on CALS Academic Programs

visit http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/academic. To complete the required online scholarship application for the Bone Scholarship visit http://cals.ncsu.edu/scholarships.


Bone Scholar Program applicants must:

Be an immigrant farm worker or his/her dependent residing in select North Carolina Counties. First preference will be residents of Nash, Wilson, and Edgecombe Counties. Secondary preference will be residents of Johnston, Wake, Franklin, Halifax, Martin, Pitt, Green and Wayne Counties. If there are no applicants from those counties who meet the criteria, then scholars may reside in any county within North Carolina.

Have been accepted for admission to NC State University in an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or Graduate Degree Program. Preference will be given to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Meet federal financial need requirements.

Once awarded a scholarship, the Bone Scholar receives:

Up to $5,000 per year towards tuition, books and supplies, or other educational expenses. Educational support; and Specialized academic and career mentoring.

Persons may not apply for a Bone Scholarship until they have been officially accepted by the Office of Admissions at NC State University.


There are many benefits to being a member of the Bone Scholar Program, including:

Obtaining funds to help defray the cost of attending a top university like NC State.

Being a part of a highly selective group of student scholars.

Receiving educational support, mentoring and guidance.

Having access to specialized enrichment programs and career preparation programs.

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