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.

Sam Dotson and Nick Oyarzun

PURA essay submission instructions and resources will be available here on October 10.


  • PURA is designed to work with exclusively under-resourced applicants. Under-resourced applicants 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 about how applicants share their stories and life experiences.
  • Participation in PURA does not guarantee applicants will advance through the Park Scholarships selection process or receive admission to the university.


Organizers: Sam Dotson ’24,, and Nicholas Oyarzun ’24,
Park Scholarships contact:
Park Scholarships application and NC State application deadline: Nov. 1