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As part of NC State's coronavirus response, all Humanities and Social Sciences units are working remotely to increase social distance and to promote the safety of our students, faculty and staff. Our business offices are open M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. If you would like service, please contact our office by phone at 919-515-6964.

Independent and Innovative

Interdisciplinary Studies majors are regularly awarded accolades on campus and in the community.

Hondros Scholarship

Chris Hondros was an NC State alum (English) and an award-winning photo-journalist who was killed while on assignment in Libya in 2011. In honor of his legacy, friends of Hondros decided to start the Chris Hondros Scholarship Endowment for students that attend NC State who have the aspirations to study abroad. Additionally, it is geared to those who have the passion of story telling and capturing the moments of those who are enduring hardships and tough situations. To learn more about Chris Hondros, check out this article.

Scholarship Requirements

  1. Planning to or has been accepted to partake in a Study Abroad Program
  2. 1-2 page essay that incorporates all of these topics:
    1. Why are you committed to telling the stories of everyday people in difficult situations? How will you showcase this during your Study Abroad experience?
    2. Why are you interested in the World beyond the US, while also doing work outside of the classroom? 
  3. For questions or to send your materials, please go to:
    1. 1911 building - Suite 106

      Campus Box 7107

      Raleigh, NC 


Rodrick Alston Memorial Student Award

The Rodrick Alston Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the legacy and contributions made from Dr. Rodrick Alston, a NC State Alum and faculty member who was instrumental to part of the success and growth of Africana Studies here on NC State. 

Scholarship Requirements

  1. Must be enrolled in one of the disciplines of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences 

  2. Must be majoring/minoring in Africana Studies and/or have demonstrated interest in the African American Heritage 

  3. Submit a 1-2 page essay on the topics of:

    1. Why are you interested in African Studies? In what ways have you demonstrated that interest inside and outside of the classroom? 

    2. How will you positively impact NC State's campus and the world with knowledge gained from Africana Studies?

  4. For questions or to send your materials, please go to:
    1. 1911 building - Suite 106

      Campus Box 7107

      Raleigh, NC 


Bob Patterson Interdisciplinary Studies Fellow


One graduating senior at each IDS graduation ceremony will be honored as a Bob Patterson Fellow. Fellows are chosen for their generosity, empathy, humility, open-mindedness, creativity, altruism, and gratitude, all characteristics of Dr. Bob Patterson.

Click here to learn more about this award.