The Park Scholarships program gives exceptional students the opportunity to develop their outstanding potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character. Your gift to the Park Scholarships is more than a gift; it is an investment in remarkable students who repay that investment many times over in their efforts to solve the grand challenges of society. Please consider these opportunities to support the Park Scholars.
Endowment Funding Opportunities
In addition to the naming opportunities detailed below, the Park Scholarships program receives funding from endowments created by individuals, families, and groups. Your endowment can strengthen the Park Scholarships by contributing to a source of stable, long-term support for general program needs or specialized activities.
The Park Foundation planted the seed for a secure future for Park Scholarships by making a generous gift to NC State. We need your help to complete funding for the program so Park Scholarships can be sustained in perpetuity. Give to the Park Scholarships Sustaining Endowment »
Established as the Class of 2014’s legacy project, this endowment provides continual and sustainable support for the Park Enrichment Grant (PEG) program. Give to the Park Scholarships Class of 2014 Endowment »
Created to honor the memory of Park Scholar Jenny Chang ’00, this endowment provides funding for Park Scholars pursuing public policy internships or employment in Washington, D.C. Give to the Jenny Chang Public Policy Endowment »
Annual Giving Funds
The Park Scholarships program has a variety of funding needs — such as program operation costs and enrichment activities for Park Scholars — that can be met by annual gifts. Review the options below and decide which annual giving opportunity is right for you.
Your contribution will advance the Park Scholarships mission by fulfilling critical needs such as scholarship funding, developmental programming and recruitment and selection activities. Give to the Park Scholarships General Fund »
Established by the Park Alumni Society, this fund supports Park Scholars who participate in a study-abroad program in the fall or spring semester by providing funding for international airfare. Give to the Park Alumni Society Study Abroad Travel Stipend Fund »
Created to honor the memory of Park Scholar Vincent Maniscalco ’04, this fund supports scholars who spend a fall or spring semester abroad in Spain. Give to the Vincent Maniscalco Study Abroad Travel Stipend Fund »
Endowment Naming Opportunities
Endowments are funds that are invested so the resulting dividends can be used as a source of income. This form of revenue helps the program withstand fluctuations in the economic environment. You can make a permanent difference in the Park Scholarships program by creating a dedicated endowment that bears your name and devotes funding to your area of interest.
Park Scholarship $1,000,000
Invest in top talent by providing a full scholarship to a student who will make a difference.
Bring a leading changemaker to NC State for intellectual engagement with scholars.
Park Faculty Scholar $250,000
Provide the mentorship of NC State’s extraordinary faculty to a full cohort of scholars.
Scholar Award $100,000
Provide personalized support to a scholar who will receive an award in your name toward the cost of attending NC State.
Summer Enrichment Grant $100,000
Empower a student to pursue a summer of research, service, study abroad or other meaningful experiences.
Student Travel Fund $50,000
Support meaningful off-campus experiential education, such as Learning Laboratories and community-building retreats.
Leadership and Service Fund $50,000
Help students build their skills through leadership training activities and service initiatives, such as Service Raleigh.
Enrichment Award $25,000
Foster a student’s development by funding a competitive Park Enrichment Grant awarded by a distinguished faculty committee.