Three Engineering Students are Goodnight Scholar FinalistsPublished: April 20, 2018
JCC students were selected from 107 candidates.
Two Johnston Community College engineering students and one engineering graduate are finalists for the Goodnight Scholars Program Transfer Class of 2021 at N.C. State University.
Jose Jimenez Jr. of Clayton, Aaron Pridgen of Kenly, and Britanya Wright of Clayton are among the 30 finalists who will participate in the program’s first Transfer Finalist Interview Day on April 28 at James B. Hunt Jr. Library on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus.
From the interview day, 15 students will be chosen to join Goodnight Scholars Program’s Transfer Class of 2021 for the start of the 2018-2019 academic year.
The 30 finalists were selected from a pool of 107 candidates from across North Carolina, representing four NC State academic colleges and 22 North Carolina counties. Finalists were scored by an application review committee consisting of current and former NC State faculty and staff, SAS Institute Emerging Leaders, Kenan Fellows, and Goodnight Scholars alumni. Each finalist demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in their community college careers including stellar academic achievement, community involvement, and inspiring goals for success in the STEM or STEM education fields.
The Goodnight Scholars Program was established in 2008 out of the philanthropic generosity from North Carolina natives and NC State alumni Dr. Jim Goodnight, co-founder of global business analytic software leader, SAS Institute, and Mrs. Ann Goodnight, director of community relations at SAS Institute.
The Goodnight Scholars Program targets North Carolina residents from low- and middle-income families who aspire to study in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or STEM education discipline at NC State. The value of the scholarship is $20,000 and is renewable for up to four years for first-year students ($80,000 total), and three years for transfer students ($60,000 total). In addition to the scholarship, Goodnight Scholars have access to an assortment of developmental programming focused on their professional and personal growth.
Cut line: Aaron Pridgen and Britanya Wright are finalists for the Goodnight Scholars Program Transfer Class of 2021 at N.C. State University.