Become a Scholar
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.
Hamilton Scholars complete a major in the Poole College of Management – Accounting, Business Administration or Economics as well as a Bachelor of Science 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 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.
The Alexander Hamilton Scholars Programs accepts applications twice a year
- September 1 for Fall Admissions
- January 25 for Spring Admissions
Learn about the degree options in accounting, business administration, and economics in the Poole College.
International Studies Major
Learn about the options for concentrations, foreign language requirements, and study abroad opportunities.
Study Abroad Scholarships
Alexander Hamilton Scholars are eligible to receive special scholarships to fund their study abroad endeavors.
Caitlin is a senior studying International Studies and Business Administration concentrating in International Relations and Information Technology. She also completed a minor in Spanish during her study abroad in Santander, Spain. Before her current position as Treasurer, Caitlin served as Service Chair. Upon graduation, Caitlin will be moving to Washington, D.C. to begin a career with the federal government.
The Alexander Hamilton Scholar, Lindsay Womack, graduated with a Masters of Economics in 2011 and her undergrad was spent at North Carolina State University with majors in Economics and International Studies, with minors in Spanish and History. Certainly enough to keep one person very busy but she has gone on to participate in the Peace Corps in Peru as a Community Economic Development Volunteer. Going through the AHS program has certainly helped her to obtain her goals, as well as succeed in being accepted into the Peace Corps, even with its competitiveness.