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 ?


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.

Researching Galaxies Far, Far Away

NC State's first Churchill Scholar, Mia de los Reyes '16, published a paper on galaxy evolution as a junior and launched a science club for high school students. Now she's off to begin a Ph.D. in astronomy.


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.

Transforming Medicine in the 21st Century

Dr. Ricky Bloomfield is redefining the limits of a career in medicine by combining pediatrics and medical informatics—and by providing shadowing opportunities, he's helping younger Park Scholars to think big.


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!


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.

Improving Lives through Human-Animal Interaction

When Leanne Nieforth '16 observed how equine-assisted psychotherapy was helping at-risk young women, she became passionate about exploring the ways animals can help hurting humans heal.