Park Under-Resourced Assistance

Park Under-Resourced Assistance

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

Mission Statement

PURA provides a direct outlet of support for under-resourced applicants to the Park Scholarships program. Park Scholars have created a community that seeks to aid applicants during the admissions process in order to develop their applications. The program invites under-resourced applicants to interact with the community and grow alongside Park Scholars.

Welcome to PURA!

We’re happy you’re here.

We are excited to work with another group of PURA candidates in the fall. PURA Essay submission instructions and resources will be available here in early October 2024.

PURA Parameters/Limitations:

  • PURA is designed to work with under-resourced applicants. Under-resourced students are defined to include applicants who are first-generation, are from low-income backgrounds, attend overpopulated schools, are from rural areas, or who are from other socio-economically disadvantaged areas.
  • This program is built to provide constructive feedback to enhance how applicants share their stories and life experiences, but does not assist in writing applicant essays.
  • Participation in PURA does not guarantee applicants will advance through the Park Scholarships selection process or receive admission to the university.


Questions? Contact us at

Park Scholarships application and NC State application deadline: Nov. 1

Park Scholarships contact: