Selection Process

The selection process involves Semifinal Interviews and on-campus Final Selection Activities.

Semifinal Interviews

Approximately 500 Semifinalists are invited to interview by video. In early January, candidates will speak for 20-30 minutes with members of the Park Scholarships community. All Semifinalists are notified of Finalist decisions by the end of January.

Final Selection Activities

112 Park Scholarships Finalists are invited to NC State’s campus in mid-February. Final Selection Activities comprise a variety of opportunities for Finalists to learn more about NC State and the Park Scholarships program. The events allow candidates to meet Park Scholars, alumni, and faculty. Candidates will participate in two assessments on Saturday: a group discussion activity and an interview with two to four faculty and alumni. Finalists may elect to spend the night on campus with current students Saturday night and depart after brunch on Sunday. All Finalists are notified of their status by early March.