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Bequests for Scholarships

Bequests for Scholarships
Prior to his death, Dr. Tom Elleman, who served on the nuclear engineering faculty, said of his estate planning, "My 23 years on the faculty at NC State have been happy and very fulfilling for me. This was a chance to leverage funds and provide useful outcomes for scholarship beneficiaries. It is important to encourage students monetarily and to boost their feelings of self-importance."

Tom and his wife established two bequest expectancies. The Thomas and Charlotte Ann Elleman Endowment in Nuclear Engineering will fund research, equipment, student support at undergraduate or graduate level, and other needs at the discretion of the department. The Charlotte Ann and Thomas Elleman Endowment for Communications Scholarships at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will provide funds for students in speech language pathology, undergraduate communication majors in the Honors program who are planning to attend graduate school, and graduate students in communications as well. It will also fund student research and travel stipends.

"Setting up funds like we have is a way of paying back and returning support we have received and of an obligation to making this country work," Tom explained. "It's an expression of hope that we have in our future."

You will find it simple and convenient to have a bequest included in your will. The suggested bequest language button on the left of your screen shows how a bequest can easily be included in your Will.

You might find it helpful to select the "print" button below and print the page that includes the college or entity you wish to support. Please feel free to give this page to your attorney. If he or she has any questions, please have him or her contact us at 919-515-5106 or email us at

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