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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.

Abdullah Zaben, class of 2024, graduates from NC State with two bachelor degrees, but that accomplishment is just one of many for this extraordinary Caldwell Fellow. Read more here! https://news.giving.ncsu.edu/2024/04/many-healthy-pursuits/

Abdullah Zaben, class of 2024, graduates from NC State with two bachelor degrees, but that accomplishment is just one of many for this extraordinary Caldwell Fellow. Read more here! https://news.giving.ncsu.edu/2024/04/many-healthy-pursuits/ ...

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We're almost there you all! Thanks so much to everyone who has pitched in so far to make our 2024 Day of Giving a big success. We are only about 120 gifts away from unlocking an additional $20,000 gift from an anonymous donor. If you haven't had a chance to make a gift yet, now's your chance! Every bit helps and the minimum is $10. Help us add this amazing $20,000 gift to our total today. #goals #GoPack #GivingPack

We`re almost there you all! Thanks so much to everyone who has pitched in so far to make our 2024 Day of Giving a big success. We are only about 120 gifts away from unlocking an additional $20,000 gift from an anonymous donor. If you haven`t had a chance to make a gift yet, now`s your chance! Every bit helps and the minimum is $10. Help us add this amazing $20,000 gift to our total today. #goals #GoPack #GivingPack ...

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🎉 We're overjoyed to announce an incredible contribution to the Caldwell Fellows Program on this NC State Day of Giving! 🎁 Brad Wallace, a grateful Caldwell Fellow alum, has made a profound impact with his early endowment to honor those who shaped his NC State journey.

Reflecting on his time as a Caldwell Fellow, Brad expressed immense gratitude for the transformative experiences and mentorship he received from figures like Pat Lee and Dr. Gerald Hawkins. Their guidance and support made his NC State experience truly unforgettable.

Brad's commitment to giving back underscores his dedication to nurturing the next generation of servant leaders at NC State. Through his generous gift, he ensures that future Caldwell Fellows will have the same opportunities for growth, experiential learning, and impactful leadership.

Join us in celebrating Brad's generosity and unwavering support for the Caldwell Fellows Program. Together, we can continue the legacy of fostering excellence and service within the NC State community. 🐺❤️ #NCStateDayofGiving #CaldwellFellows #Gratitude #givingpack  #GoPack

🎉 We`re overjoyed to announce an incredible contribution to the Caldwell Fellows Program on this NC State Day of Giving! 🎁 Brad Wallace, a grateful Caldwell Fellow alum, has made a profound impact with his early endowment to honor those who shaped his NC State journey.

Reflecting on his time as a Caldwell Fellow, Brad expressed immense gratitude for the transformative experiences and mentorship he received from figures like Pat Lee and Dr. Gerald Hawkins. Their guidance and support made his NC State experience truly unforgettable.

Brad`s commitment to giving back underscores his dedication to nurturing the next generation of servant leaders at NC State. Through his generous gift, he ensures that future Caldwell Fellows will have the same opportunities for growth, experiential learning, and impactful leadership.

Join us in celebrating Brad`s generosity and unwavering support for the Caldwell Fellows Program. Together, we can continue the legacy of fostering excellence and service within the NC State community. 🐺❤️ #NCStateDayofGiving #CaldwellFellows #Gratitude #givingpack #GoPack
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Sydney Jett, Caldwell Fellows class of 2025, used her Experiential Learning Grant to study abroad in South Korea and develop skills she didn’t know she’d develop if she hadn’t gone overseas. “I learned to further appreciate the journey challenges bring and the practice of principled reflection." One of our values in the Caldwell Fellows is principled reflection and we are so happy we could support Sydney’s growth through the generous donations from Day of Giving. Let's create more unforgettable experiences. https://dayofgiving.ncsu.edu/organizations/ncstate-caldwell-fellows-fund #caldwellfellows #experientiallearning #givingpack

Sydney Jett, Caldwell Fellows class of 2025, used her Experiential Learning Grant to study abroad in South Korea and develop skills she didn’t know she’d develop if she hadn’t gone overseas. “I learned to further appreciate the journey challenges bring and the practice of principled reflection." One of our values in the Caldwell Fellows is principled reflection and we are so happy we could support Sydney’s growth through the generous donations from Day of Giving. Let`s create more unforgettable experiences. https://dayofgiving.ncsu.edu/organizations/ncstate-caldwell-fellows-fund #caldwellfellows #experientiallearning #givingpack ...

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🎉 We are thrilled to announce a momentous contribution to the Caldwell Fellows Program on this NC State Day of Giving! 🎁 Jim Webb, Class of 1974, a distinguished retired North Carolina Superior Court judge, has generously gifted to support future generations of scholars.

In a heartfelt letter, Judge Webb shared his remarkable journey, highlighting a pivotal encounter with Chancellor Caldwell back in 1969. A chance meeting, a letter of encouragement, and a tour of the campus set the stage for a lifetime of achievement. From Scotland High School to NCSU, and through law school and a distinguished career in the Army JAG Corps and on the bench, Chancellor Caldwell's influence remained profound.

Judge Webb's story is a testament to the power of mentorship and support in shaping lives and careers. His generous gift not only honors the impact of Chancellor Caldwell but also ensures that others will have the same opportunities to thrive and succeed through the Caldwell Fellows Program.

Join us in expressing our deepest gratitude to Judge Webb for his unwavering support and commitment to empowering future leaders. Together, we can continue Chancellor Caldwell's legacy of making a difference in the lives of students at NC State. 🐺❤️ #NCStateDayofGiving #CaldwellFellows #givingpack #Legacy

🎉 We are thrilled to announce a momentous contribution to the Caldwell Fellows Program on this NC State Day of Giving! 🎁 Jim Webb, Class of 1974, a distinguished retired North Carolina Superior Court judge, has generously gifted to support future generations of scholars.

In a heartfelt letter, Judge Webb shared his remarkable journey, highlighting a pivotal encounter with Chancellor Caldwell back in 1969. A chance meeting, a letter of encouragement, and a tour of the campus set the stage for a lifetime of achievement. From Scotland High School to NCSU, and through law school and a distinguished career in the Army JAG Corps and on the bench, Chancellor Caldwell`s influence remained profound.

Judge Webb`s story is a testament to the power of mentorship and support in shaping lives and careers. His generous gift not only honors the impact of Chancellor Caldwell but also ensures that others will have the same opportunities to thrive and succeed through the Caldwell Fellows Program.

Join us in expressing our deepest gratitude to Judge Webb for his unwavering support and commitment to empowering future leaders. Together, we can continue Chancellor Caldwell`s legacy of making a difference in the lives of students at NC State. 🐺❤️ #NCStateDayofGiving #CaldwellFellows #givingpack #Legacy
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“The Caldwell Fellows program has had an invaluable impact on my leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.” 
Logan Taylor, class of 2025, was the 2024 Selection Day Coordinator, where he had the opportunity to grow his professional and interpersonal skills in organization, attention to detail, and effective communication. Support the work of servant-leadership with the Caldwell Fellows this Day of Giving. https://dayofgiving.ncsu.edu/organizations/ncstate-caldwell-fellows-fund #CaldwellFellows #givingpack  #ServantLeadership

“The Caldwell Fellows program has had an invaluable impact on my leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.”
Logan Taylor, class of 2025, was the 2024 Selection Day Coordinator, where he had the opportunity to grow his professional and interpersonal skills in organization, attention to detail, and effective communication. Support the work of servant-leadership with the Caldwell Fellows this Day of Giving. https://dayofgiving.ncsu.edu/organizations/ncstate-caldwell-fellows-fund #CaldwellFellows #givingpack #ServantLeadership
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“This year I used my Caldwell Experiential Learning Grant to build upon my undergraduate research on the next frontier in fashion and textiles, Digital Fashion Design.” 
One of the ways Lainey Volz, class of 2026, has showcased her fashion expertise on  campus was her winning design for Mr. Wuf at the Textile Bowl. Support our creative fellows this Day of Giving. https://dayofgiving.ncsu.edu/organizations/ncstate-caldwell-fellows-fund #CaldwellFellows #CreativeLeadership #givingpack

“This year I used my Caldwell Experiential Learning Grant to build upon my undergraduate research on the next frontier in fashion and textiles, Digital Fashion Design.”
One of the ways Lainey Volz, class of 2026, has showcased her fashion expertise on campus was her winning design for Mr. Wuf at the Textile Bowl. Support our creative fellows this Day of Giving. https://dayofgiving.ncsu.edu/organizations/ncstate-caldwell-fellows-fund #CaldwellFellows #CreativeLeadership #givingpack
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