Students eligible to recieve this scholarship are North Carolina residents who are entering their freshman or sophomore year to study any engineering, science or math curriculum at NC State University, are at least 18 years of age, are involved in a community service organization (preferably two), are non-smokers and substance-free, and maintain a 2.8 GPA or its equivalent should the grading scale change.
Cody Blue Pilkington was a learner from a young age. At age 3, his grandmother began teaching him how to play Scrabble and other games — the thought processes and the steps. He absorbed the data and loved the facts.
His mother describes him as talented and gifted, compassionate and a little nerdy. Education was extremely important to Pilkington, and he graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. He was a Boy Scout and a junior volunteer firefighter at the Grifton Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of First Christian Church of Grifton.
As a college sophomore at N.C. State University, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and was working toward his degree in mechanical engineering when he was tragically killed in a fire.
Mr. Parker Shields, Scholarships Manager, North Carolina Community Foundation
March 15, 2024
Apply by using the NCCF Universal Scholarships Application in the NCCF Scholarships Portal.