25 Years of Park Scholarships

We're honoring the contributions of the Park Scholarships community over the past 25 years.

Over the past 25 years, the Park Scholarships program has brought more than 1,100 exceptional students to NC State. Throughout the year, we will bring you alumni interviews, stories of Park projects across the years, and online events to connect and inspire.

Ben Darnell

Ben Darnell ’02

Ben creates the 7th co-named Park Scholarship

Shannon Dolan and Annalise Hafner

Shannon Dolan ’22 and Annalise Hafner ’22

Shannon and Annalise are on a mission to reduce plastic waste on campus

Kim Bloomfield ’02 and Ricky Bloomfield ’02

Kim and Ricky create the 8th co-named Park Scholarship

Niasha Kodzai '24

Niasha Kodzai ’24

Niasha came to the College of Design to create items to help people

Karli Moore

Karli Moore ’16

Karli strengthens Native American agriculture

Daniel Malechuk '03

Daniel Malechuk ’03

Dan leads an innovative, sustainable vertical farming enterprise

Ritika Shamdasani '23

Ritika Shamdasani ’23

Ritika brings South Asian fashions to Rent the Runway

Elijah Bouma-Sims

Elijah Bouma-Sims ’21

Elijah helps bring $100,000 to NC State through his research

Melanie Conklin '00

Melanie Conklin ’00

Addison Hughes ’24 talks to Melanie about her career as an author

Naila Segule '20

Naila Segule ’20

Naila spent her summer with the NC Department of Public Health Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch

Julie Smith '06

Julie Smith ’06

NC State Assistant Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development Julie Smith ’06 will participate in the UNC System Executive Leadership Institute


We have several opportunities this year to join together and connect our community.

Throughout the Year | Park Class Reunions
Park alumni are invited to reconnect with a series of special Park-hosted Zoom class reunions. We are excited to hear where you are and what you’re up to. Find out when each class will meet and RSVP »

Spring | sPark 2021
This year, we’re planning to take Park Scholarships’ biannual symposium — an opportunity for the Park Scholarships community to think big, discuss relevant issues, and celebrate accomplishments — online. Additional information will be available soon. We invite your input as we plan this event »

Park Alumni:
Share an Update

Let us know what you've been doing

Get Involved

Become a Park Ambassador, mentor a Park Scholar, join the Park Alumni Society Board, or volunteer

Support Park Scholarships

Make a gift of $25 to support Park Scholars
today and tomorrow