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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 earn excellent grades in the most challenging courses available. They 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.

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.

As a WomenNC Scholar, Jada Hester ’20 presented her research on the wage gap among women in Durham, North Carolina at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

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.

Since a group of Park Scholars launched this charity race in 2004, the Krispy Kreme Challenge has raised about $1.7 million to benefit the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

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.

The Class of 2019 partnered with the Town of Clayton and the Clayton Community Recreational Foundation while they work to build Harmony Playground, an inclusive park intended to foster fun and friendship among children of all abilities.

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It's Tuesday evening, and that means I'm on my way to the NC State Sustainability Stewards Education and Outreach Committee Meeting! Being a Steward has given me great opportunities to meet like-minded peers and to pursue leadership projects related to sustainability.

Thanks for following along with me today - #GoPack! #StudentTakeover
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My Park Faculty Mentor Dr. Dara Bloom, Local Foods Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, has been an integral part of my experience at NC State! This summer, I received a SSARE Grant to work with Dr. Bloom on curriculum development for a statewide Cooperative Extension Program she created that educates community members about topics of food systems and sustainability in agriculture. Just last week I gave a webinar for program participants introducing my complete, peer-reviewed curriculum! I owe so much to all of the wonderful professors and Extension professionals I've worked with here at NCSU for supporting my academic pursuits and exposing me to the breadth of research happening in agriculture.
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Thanks to the Park Enrichment Grant and the awesome programs offered by the University Scholars Program, the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement, and NC State Study Abroad, I've visited the Dominican Republic (Alternative Service Spring Break with literacy nonprofit), Mexico (sustainability-focused summer study abroad), and Costa Rica (cultural explorations with University Scholars) in the last year! My experiences in these countries changed the way I see myself, my studies, and the world. #ThinkandDo
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Good Morning! My name is Grace Baucom and I'm a member of the Class of 2022. I'm from Chapel Hill, NC, and I'm double majoring in extension education and agroecology & sustainable food systems and minoring in Spanish. On campus, I'm an NC State Sustainability Steward, the Outreach Coordinator for Triangle Youth Leadership Services, and a member of the Park Scholarships Student Diversity Task Force and Leadership Academy Diversity Sessions Planning Committee. Ask me about non-formal education, agricultural communication, Spanish phonetics, and my pet guinea pig Gus! #ParkTakeoverTuesday #ThinkandDo
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Park Scholarships
The Park Scholarships team is pleased to welcome Rachel Cox as the program’s first communications manager! Read more about Rachel and her position at https://park.ncsu.edu/rachel-cox/
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Park Scholarships
Thanks to everyone who kept up with my day! I am so fortunate to be part of such a wonderful community, both within Park and at NC State. I have met so many phenomenal people through this program. Here is a picture of me and my Park friends! #ParkTakeoverTuesday #StudentTakeover
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The Park Scholarships program at NC State develops students in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. http://park.ncsu.edu/apply
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