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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?

Scholarship

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

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

Leadership

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

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 »

Service

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

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 »

Character

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

The Class of 2019 partnered with the Town of Clayton to build Harmony Playground, an inclusive park intended to foster fun and friendship among children of all abilities. More »

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