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Hamilton Scholars are a select group of highly motivated students who wish to have a globally focused career in the business, government, not for profit, or humanitarian areas. Hamilton Scholars is primarily an academic program in which the participants focus on completing all of the requirements for the two different degrees; however, the program also provides many professional and social activities for the scholars.

Become a Scholar

Hamilton Scholars complete a major in the Poole College of Management – Accounting, Business Administration or Economics as well as a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In doing the program, Hamilton Scholars expand their knowledge in a foreign language and continue to pursue their international interests with a study abroad program.

Our goal is to produce well-rounded professionals who are knowledgeable about international issues and have the skills to function successfully in cross-cultural settings. In an ever-increasing global economy and interconnected world, Hamilton Scholar graduates emerge as highly qualified and competitive individuals.

Who Can Apply?

Students who are academically strong and have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA and have at least 12 credits completed at NC State can apply. Transfer students who have at least four semesters remaining at NC State are also eligible to apply.

Application Deadlines

The Alexander Hamilton Scholars Programs accepts applications twice a year. Application deadlines are as follows:

  • September 15: Fall Admissions
  • January 25: Spring Admissions

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