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Last Chance to Apply for a Scholarship for the 2024 Emerging Issues Forum

Applications accepted until 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2024

Title graphic including the language "Attend the 2024 Emerging Issues Forum for FREE. Full scholarships are available for general admission. Apply by Jan. 31, 2024.

The Institute for Emerging Issues is still accepting scholarship applications from students and others who identify cost as a barrier to registering for the 2024 Emerging Issues Forum. Scholarship recipients will be able to attend the 2024 forum for free. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. Visit to learn more and apply. 

The 2024 Emerging Issues Forum, held at the NC State University McKimmon Center on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, will examine financial resilience: the ability for households to financially withstand and recover from economic challenges.

Michelle Singletary, award-winning personal finance columnist for The Washington Post, will deliver keynote remarks. Attendees will also hear from representatives with Bank of America, the Center for Responsible Lending, Civic Federal Credit Union, Duke University’s Common Cents Lab, Fidelity, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, MDC Inc., the NC Council on Economic Education, SaverLife, United Way of North Carolina and more. View the full forum agenda for more details. 

General tickets for the forum are $295 with discounts available for groups of six. Local and regional government employees can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $100. Student tickets are $50. To learn more and register, go to

About the Institute for Emerging Issues

The Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University is a nonpartisan connector, bringing North Carolinians together to find solutions to the state’s emerging and most critical policy issues.

About the Emerging Issues Forum

Since 1986, the Emerging Issues Forum has attracted leaders in business, education and public policy to discuss issues with profound implications for North Carolina’s future prosperity. It has helped catalyze the policy reforms, public investments and other proactive responses required to build an enduring capacity for progress in North Carolina.