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About The Benjamin Franklin Scholars Program
The Benjamin Franklin Scholars program is a dual degree program at NC State University between the College of Engineering (COE) and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS). The purpose of the program is to produce well-rounded professionals who are analytical problem solvers, ethical decision makers, and effective communicators.
To graduate as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, one must complete all of the requirements for two degrees: a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in CHASS. In addition, one must also complete three specially designed Franklin courses exploring such issues as the role of technology in society and the importance of societal and ethical values.
While academics are the main focus of the program, the Franklin program also provides many benefits outside the classroom. Events and activities are coordinated by the Franklin Scholars Council, which is comprised of nine student chairs and an assembly of Representatives. The Council hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year including academic advising, career development workshops, lectures, monthly service opportunities, and social events.
The Franklin Scholars are very grateful to be sponsored by NC State’s Engineering Foundation. In addition to funding the program and representing the Scholars to the University, the E-Foundation provides several annual endowments for scholarships. Each active Franklin Scholar in good academic standing receives a scholarship, usually between $500 and $2500 per year.
For more information on how to become a Benjamin Franklin Scholar please contact our faculty advisor Dr. Ross Bassett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
So Why Should You Become A Franklin?
- Graduate with two diverse degrees.
- Participate in peer-to-peer and student-faculty advising.
- Network with a diverse group of well-rounded students.
- Develop an interest in a new field.
- Give back to the community through service.
- Have fun!
Click Here to learn who is a part of the Ben Franklin Scholars Council.