Park Ambassadors

Park Ambassadors recruit diverse and highly qualified Park Scholarships applicants from all over the country. By increasing national name recognition of both the Park Scholarships program and NC State, they help bring exceptional students to our university.

Become an Ambassador

  • Step 1: Complete a Park Ambassador Interest Form. We offer training sessions in early fall. We will notify you of recruiting opportunities based on your location and specific areas of interest.
  • Step 2: Download and review the Park Ambassadors presentation, talking points, and FAQs from the sidebar at right. 
  • Step 3: Get out and tell the Park Scholarships story! If you need assistance identifying or coordinating a recruiting event, and/or if you would like materials for distribution, email
  • Step 4: Let us know how it goes. Submit an evaluation within one week of your program.

Recruit Future Park Scholars

High School Visits: We encourage Park Ambassadors to visit high schools in their region each year. School visits typically take place during the school day and run about 30-60 minutes, although some may be scheduled in the evening. In some cases, you’ll find yourself giving a formal presentation to a roomful of students; in others, you might have a more intimate conversation with a small group of students and/or a college counselor.

Community Outreach: Park Ambassadors are welcome to represent the program at their workplaces and at local non-profits, businesses, and religious-, service-, and community-based organizations.

Pack Previews, University Open House, and other Undergraduate Admissions-sponsored recruiting programs: These and similar programs take place both on-campus and across the state.

Assistance with the Park selection and final recruitment processes:  These opportunities include leading informational presentations at Semifinal Interviews, serving on panels during Final Selection Activities, and contacting students who have been selected as Park Scholars to encourage them to accept the award.