Park Ambassadors

Mike McNeil, parent of Megan McNeil ’17, represents NC State and Park Scholarships at a college fair in Tennessee.

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. You may also wish to print these documents to bring with you to recruiting programs.
  • 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

Detailed below are several ways Park Ambassadors help promote the Park Scholarships name and recruit outstanding students to apply. We welcome you to review our list of upcoming recruiting opportunities and sign up for programs you’d like to cover.

Note: For the 2022-2023 academic year, some events will continue to be virtual due to COVID-19 concerns. Virtual events will take place over a variety of websites/software, including Zoom, Webex, and Skype. We encourage all Park Ambassadors to explore these options, particularly with regard to high school visits.

Park Ambassadors Jasmine Scheitler '17 and Katie Nagley '16 make a presentation during Semifinal interviews in Charlotte, N.C.

College Fairs: We invite Park Ambassadors to represent NC State and the Park Scholarships at college fairs in their regions by joining the Office of Undergraduate Admissions’ Pack Partners program.

High School Visits: We encourage Park Ambassadors to visit 2-4 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. Occasionally, opportunities arise for Park Ambassadors to speak with targeted groups, such as high school counselors, advisors, teachers, and high-achieving 8th and 9th-grade students.

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.