For Counselors & Advisors

Fall 2022 Updates:

  • Endorsements are no longer part of the Park Scholarships application process. All prospective applicants will be able to apply as soon as the application is available. We recommend students start their applications as early as possible.
  • Information will be emailed to counselors in NC State’s undergraduate admissions database in August. Please update your school’s contact information.
  • Most North Carolina schools and select out-of-state schools will be sent a mailed package of Park Scholarships recruitment materials in late August. To request to be added to this mailing list, contact

To be considered for the Park Scholarships, candidates must submit all materials — including both the application for admission to NC State and the Park Scholarships application — by 11:59 pm EST on Nov. 1.

Who should I encourage to apply?

We seek dynamic individuals who can contribute to society in a multitude of ways. Park Scholarship nominees must demonstrate the following criteria

  • Leadership
  • Commitment to Service
  • Scholarship
  • High Moral Character

The Park Scholarship is merit-based. Factors such as financial need, a student’s interest in attending NC State, and intended major should not be considered when selecting students for endorsement. 

Please encourage any outstanding and highly-qualified students at your school to apply by Nov. 1. 


Park Under-Resourced Assistance is available to help under-resourced candidates through each phase of the selection process.