The Park Scholarship is a four-year scholarship awarded on the basis of outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character. More About the Park Scholarships »


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What Makes a Park Scholar ?


Park Scholars earn excellent grades in the most challenging courses available. They are intellectually curious students who think critically and seek learning experiences outside the classroom.

Park Scholar Builds Nuclear Fusor In Garage.

Most nuclear engineers wait to launch their careers until after they finish college, but Carl Smith ’16 started doing original research in high school.


Park Scholars demonstrate leadership, either in formal roles such as team captain or student body president, or informally by excelling in competitive or creative endeavors. They listen well, lead by example, take risks and champion original ideas.

Entrepreneurship With a Conscience

Steven Mazur ’13 believes people have the power to change their communities for the better, whether he’s seeking to motivate high schoolers in North Carolina or working with a startup in Detroit.


Park Scholars dedicate themselves to making a positive difference in the lives of others. They find public service personally rewarding, and they participate in service activities on a regular basis.

5 Miles, 12 Doughnuts, 1 Hour — and Half a Million Dollars

Since a group of Park Scholars launched this charity race in 2004, the Krispy Kreme Challenge has raised $758,000 to benefit the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.


Park Scholars set positive examples for others and have the courage to do what is right, even when they are in the minority. They demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, honesty and conscientiousness.

Improving Lives from Houston to Haiti

Deb Kull ’03 has dedicated her life to fundraising for humanitarian efforts, such as providing services to Vietnamese refugees and delivering aid to earthquake survivors.