Dr. Jim & Mrs. Anna Goodnight, longtime supporters of NC State University established the Goodnight Scholars Program in 2008. Since that time, the program has grown tremendously and is recognized as a program that helps develop students in the STEM and education disciplines into leaders at the University and within the broader community. The Goodnight Scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years and is valued at $19.500 per year. These grants allow scholars to pursue additional educational, professional and entrepreneurial opportunities that might otherwise be financially out of reach.
Chandra P. Manivannan was both a competing member and director of community service for Panther Creek DECA at Panther Creek High School. She served as state president for North Carolina DECA while also being a teen mentor for Girls Rock NC. Last semester, Chandra worked with the Developing World Healthcare Technology lab at Duke University and participated in the Perry Outreach Program. She plans to major in biomedical engineering.