Meet Roderick Setzer II. Roderick arrived on campus from Hickory, N.C., with a respectable high school GPA of 3.3. In his freshman year, he was accepted into our Centennial Scholars program — an intensive mentoring regimen that surrounds participants with multiple supportive relationships and activities. Now he is a senior and double major in criminal justice and political science with a GPA of 3.9.
Academic excellence has paved his way to external summer research experiences in Ghana and California. Roderick says, “The faculty at NCCU are dedicated and offer me tremendous support. They make sure I know about these opportunities.” Active in the Student Government Association and as a mentor for younger Centennial Scholars, there is little doubt that Roderick is on his way to fulfilling his dream to attend law school.
Through the generosity of donors like you, we have been able to provide Roderick with a Chancellor’s Scholarship covering tuition and fees beginning with his junior year. Unfortunately, Chancellor’s Scholarships cannot yet accommodate support for recipients’ room and board. Roderick still will graduate with student loan debt of more than $25,000. We have to do more to support students like Roderick!
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