The Park Scholarship is a four-year scholarship awarded on the basis of outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

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What Makes a Park Scholar?


Park Scholars are intellectually curious students who think critically and seek learning experiences outside the classroom.

Nikhil Milind ’21

Nikhil Milind ’21, a 2019 Goldwater Scholar, is melding computer science and biology to explore links between genetics and disease. More »


Park Scholars listen well, lead by example, take risks, and champion original ideas.

Jada Hester ’20

Jada Hester ’20 presented her research on the wage gap among women of different races at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. More »


Park Scholars dedicate themselves to making a positive difference in their communities.

Krispy Kreme Challenge

Since a group of Park Scholars launched this charity race in 2004, the Krispy Kreme Challenge has raised more than $1.87 million to benefit the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. More »


Park Scholars demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and conscientiousness.

Jayna Lennon '20

Jayna Lennon ’20 received NC State’s Mathews Medal for her work improving food security and supporting mental health programs on campus. More »

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