For Counselors & Advisors

Fall 2023 Updates:

  • Information will be emailed to counselors in NC State’s undergraduate admissions database in late 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 early September. To request to be added to this mailing list, contact
  • As of fall 2022, we no longer require counselor endorsements. Please encourage all qualified students to apply.

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 identifying students. 

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


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