Welcome to the Pack, 2024 Class of Centennial Scholars!

Meredith Gaskill ’24 was named to the Wilson College of Textile’s 2024 class of Centennial Scholars.

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By Devayani Taywade Patil | Wilson College of Textiles News

We are excited to introduce you to the 2024 Class of Centennial Scholarship recipients. The Centennial Scholarship program was established by the North Carolina Textile Foundation (NCTF) in 1999 as a part of the Wilson College of Textiles Centennial Celebration. The Centennial Scholarship provides each student a minimum of $15,000 per year for four years. 

These scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year students majoring in one of the college’s five unique degree programs in both the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM) and the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS). Scholarship recipients are required to submit an application that is read by Wilson College faculty and staff, Centennial alumni, NCTF Board Members and other textile industry members. Fifty-four finalists were invited to campus for on-campus interviews in which all finalists were awarded a scholarship. Centennial awards are based on their academic achievement in high school, proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences.

The scholarship also provides $7,500 in enrichment funds that can be used for study abroad, leadership programs, career explorations or other approved enrichment activities.

This year’s class of scholars have all worked extremely hard to get where they are, and every one of them hopes to make the world a better place. Join us in welcoming them to the Wilson College of Textiles family.

The Wilson College of Textiles is proud to say we have the largest per-student college-based scholarship program at NC State. Learn more about the Centennial Scholarship program and all of our scholarship opportunities.

Meredith Gaskill ’24

Meredith Gaskill is from Salisbury, North Carolina, where she attended Jesse C. Carson High School. She has been awarded the Park – Centennial Scholarship and plans to study Fashion and Textile Management combining her love for fashion, business, and passion for making people feel beautiful and empowered. She believes she can do this best by utilizing the textile industry and all it offers. 

Gaskill chose the Wilson College of Textiles for its many opportunities to learn in the classroom and gain industry experience. Attending the Summer Textile Exploration Program she was able to gauge what it felt like to be a student and she knew this was a place where she could thrive.

As a part of the incoming class, Gaskill will bring her enthusiasm, leadership and strong work ethic to the Wilson College of Textiles in hopes of encouraging her fellow classmates.

Involved with extracurricular activities in high school, Gaskill served in various leadership positions including President of Interact Club, a group focused on service in the community, founded the club HERoes, a women’s empowerment group. She cheered on the Varsity Cheerleading team for her junior and senior year and also was involved in Student Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes throughout the entirety of high school. She also served as Senior Advisor for the North Carolina State Board of Education.  

In four years, Meredith sees herself applying a world-class education from the Wilson College of Textiles into a career in the fashion industry or pursuing further education. She hopes to work in marketing or branding with a small business and possibly become a buyer for a larger corporation in the future.

See the complete list of 2024 Centennial Scholars

This article was originally published by the Wilson College of Textiles News.