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

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What Makes a Park Scholar ?

Scholarship

Park Scholars earn excellent grades in the most challenging courses available. They are intellectually curious students who think critically and seek learning experiences outside the classroom.

Advancing Chemical Engineering & Manufacturing

A 2018 Marshall Scholarship recipient, Kobi Felton '18 focused his research on using flow chemistry to create computer models that predict efficient and environmentally friendly methods to manufacture products.

Leadership

Park Scholars demonstrate leadership, either in formal roles such as team captain or student body president, or informally by excelling in competitive or creative endeavors. They listen well, lead by example, take risks and champion original ideas.

Three Alumni Make an Impact in Raleigh

Neal Robbins ’01, Jennifer Morgan ’02, and Will Quick ’07 have each been recognized with a class of 2018 Triangle Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award for their efforts in leadership and service in the local community.

Service

Park Scholars dedicate themselves to making a positive difference in the lives of others. They find public service personally rewarding, and they participate in service activities on a regular basis.

5 Miles, 12 Doughnuts, 1 Hour — and Two Million Dollars

Since a group of Park Scholars launched this charity race in 2004, the Krispy Kreme Challenge has raised over $1.5 million to benefit the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. They've committed another $500,000 by 2020!

Character

Park Scholars set positive examples for others and have the courage to do what is right, even when they are in the minority. They demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, honesty and conscientiousness.

A Coffee Shop with a Purpose

A pop-up coffee shop serviced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disorders, 321 Coffee was started by several scholars in the Class of 2021 to provide meaningful volunteer work experience for adults with special needs.