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 North Carolina State University and 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. The essay submission window for 2022 has closed. We wish everyone the best of luck!


The PURA community is so proud of your accomplishments and wants to aid you as you move into Final Selection Activities. Click here to leave any questions you have about Final Selection Activities and we will respond within 24 hours.

Business Clothes Closet

The PURA Exec Team has a selection of business professional clothing for any finalists who may need to borrow them. We will coordinate with you to schedule a time to pick up the clothes before Saturday the 18th and collect them after Final Selection Activities are complete. We look forward to working with you! Please fill out this form to get started.

Do you have one more minute?

We want to get to know you better and improve PURA each year. If you participated this year, please fill out this form so we can learn more about our applicant pool. Thank you!

PURA Parameters/Limitations:

  • PURA is designed to work with exclusively under-resourced applicants. Under-resourced students are defined under a broad scope of identities, including, but not limited to, applicants who are first-generation, are from low-income backgrounds, attend overpopulated schools, are from rural areas, and who identify with other marginalized populations.
  • 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

Organizers: Sam Dotson ’24, and Nicholas Oyarzun ’24

Park Scholarships contact: