Giving Back to the Wolfpack

7 May


Sinking buildings, brick monsters, cannulated cows, Krispy Kreme Challenges, hating Tarheels, a robotic librarian; all some of the reasons why I love the North Carolina State University Wolfpack! A couple of years ago when fellow Wolfpack alums at Kalypso asked me to help establish the Kalypso Wolfpack Innovators Scholarships, I pounced on the opportunity to give back to a university that’s so team-oriented, even the mascot is plural.

We wanted the scholarships we offered to be all about being a part of the Wolfpack, which is why it’s not your standard “write an essay, and give us your GPA” application. While we appreciate the intellectual capacity that NC State students inherently exhibit (especially when compared to our friends in Chapel Hill…just kidding we’ve got some awesome Tarheels at Kalypso too), we wanted a chance to really get to know what inspires our applicants to innovate. We’re interested in understanding what experiences at NC State shaped our applicants and how much they exhibit one of Kalypso’s core values: being a character with character.

The $2,000 scholarships are open to rising Juniors and Seniors in any engineering program at NCSU and we award three to four each year. We’re not only interested in offering financial support to dynamic students; we’re hoping to begin relationships with innovators who are beginning to consider where they’ll work after graduation. I would encourage any student who is interested in pursuing a career that builds on the culture of innovation, diligence and teamwork that you experience from being an NC State student, and the perseverance, mental toughness, and optimism you learn from being an NC State sports fan to consider applying.

Applications are due Saturday, May 17. Apply here!



Darius holds a cricket record in India. In addition to working with Kalypso, he’s in the Army National Guard. Darius enjoys fitness, sports, reading, volunteering at Interfaith Food Shuttle and traveling abroad.


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