Meet a Shelton Scholar

If you’re interested in seeing the real impact of the Shelton Leadership Center, be sure to check out Darcy’s Impact Interview. In her own words, Darcy shares how the Shelton Scholars program has helped her to develop as a values-based leader and provided her with invaluable opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Watching her testimonial is a great way to get a sense of the profound influence that the Shelton Leadership Center has on its participants.

If you’re inspired by what you see, consider making a donation to help support the program and ensure that more students, like Darcy, can benefit from its transformative power.

More On Giving

The Shelton Leadership Center focuses on developing values-based leadership across the generations. Whether sparking a flame of selfless service in Shelton Challenge youth, inspiring Shelton Scholars to pursue integrity, or expanding our executive education affiliations, we are honored to be a part of a growing cultural emphasis on values-based leadership. The impact we make is possible only through our partnerships with like-minded organizations and individuals. Please help us cultivate leaders who inspire others.

Partner with us by making a gift today to the Shelton Leadership Center. Your individual or corporate donation will generate more possibilities for values-based leaders now and in the future.

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General H. Hugh and Carolyn Shelton Suite

The General H. Hugh and Carolyn Shelton Suite in NC State’s Hunt Library honors General and Mrs. H. Hugh Shelton. Gifts to the Suite support an endowment providing annual income allowing the Shelton Leadership Center to serve first-generation and rural NC State students.

General Fund

Invest in the Shelton Leadership General Fund, an unrestricted fund account, to help grow and expand the impact of our programs, including the nationally renowned Shelton Leadership Forum.

Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program Fund

Help incoming first-year NC State students who are first-generation college students and/or are from rural counties within North Carolina with a gift to the Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program (CLDP) Fund. CLDP is structured as a two-year program, with an optional third year, that helps students maximize their leadership skills through experiential learning and self-discovery.

Global Leadership Enrichment Experiences

Help NC State students in the Global Leadership Minor experience values-based leadership with a global perspective.

Shelton Challenge Scholarship Fund

Empower a high school student to learn and practice leadership skills at a weeklong summer camp. This values-based leadership education and experiential learning program is an investment in future leaders with a lifelong commitment to building and strengthening partnerships and communities.

Shelton Scholarship Discretionary Fund

Donations to the Shelton Scholars Discretionary Fund provide scholarship and leadership enrichment support.

University Affiliated Scholarships