Give to the Park Scholarships

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

park-endowments-thumbIn 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.

Park Scholarships Sustaining Endowment

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 »

Park Scholarships Class of 2014 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 »

Jenny Chang Public Policy 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

parks-annual-thumbThe 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.

Park Scholarships General Fund

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 »

Park Scholarships Enrichment Fund

Gifts fund a variety of enrichment activities for Park Scholars, such as research, study abroad, service and professional development. Give to the Park Scholarships Enrichment Fund »

Park Alumni Society Study Abroad Travel Stipend 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 »

Vincent Maniscalco 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

parks-naming-thumbEndowments 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.

Scholar-in-Residence $500,000

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.