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Caldwell Fellows Program

We develop the next generation of self-aware, globally-minded humans who engage in creative, conscientious leadership.

A legacy of creative leadership.

Building on the legacy of NC State Chancellor John T. Caldwell, the Caldwell Fellows program invests in students selected during their first year at NC State who share a passion for learning, growing, and serving others. The Caldwell Fellows program challenges scholars to “Think BIG” and facilitates the goal of maximizing the college experience by providing intensive programming and leadership training and fostering collaborative interaction with alumni, faculty, and community partners.

“You just don’t know how magnificent you might be. Think big! Think big about your possibilities in this world.”

John T. Caldwell

Former NC State Chancellor, 1959-1975

Fellows in DC

Our guiding values

Servant leadership

Principled reflection

Personal development

Rigorous integrity

Academic excellence

We strive toward these values by engaging in a continuous process of hands-on learning involving active engagement, personal reflection, meaningful feedback, and active listening.

The 2024 application is now closed.

John T. Caldwell on his way to add up the scores from our Semi-Finalist Day to see who our Finalist will be! Stay tuned! 👀✨

John T. Caldwell on his way to add up the scores from our Semi-Finalist Day to see who our Finalist will be! Stay tuned! 👀✨ ...

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Iykyk 👁️👄👁️

Iykyk 👁️👄👁️ ...

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So proud of our sophomores for all the hard work they did during the retreat on MLK day. They focused on challenges and successes they’ve faced and supported one another. 🫶🏻

So proud of our sophomores for all the hard work they did during the retreat on MLK day. They focused on challenges and successes they’ve faced and supported one another. 🫶🏻 ...

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT | Creativity: Shrihan Dadi, Class of 2025 talks about how he overcomes creative blocks, and his tried and true method is to "switch up the rhythm style and add more color to your music. Sometimes, it can be hard because you have been used to following the rules for so long. But, it is necessary if you want to be creative" 🎶

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT | Creativity: Shrihan Dadi, Class of 2025 talks about how he overcomes creative blocks, and his tried and true method is to "switch up the rhythm style and add more color to your music. Sometimes, it can be hard because you have been used to following the rules for so long. But, it is necessary if you want to be creative" 🎶 ...

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