Park Scholars

Mar 19, 2019

Brain Power

Ziad Ali aims to combine electrical engineering and neuroscience to treat disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson's. The NC State senior and Park Scholar heads to California in the fall to pursue a Ph.D. at Stanford thanks to a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship.

Mar 19, 2019

A Dream Takes Flight

Madison Maloney aspires to follow friend and mentor Christina Hammock Koch into space. Thanks to a prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, the NC State senior and Park Scholar begins graduate studies in astronautics at Stanford this fall.

Mar 12, 2019

Hannah Cooper ’21: Leveraging Interdisciplinary Experiences

Since joining NC State as a Park Scholar, Hannah Cooper ’21 has been making the most of every opportunity that comes her way. From networking with alumni to working with Global Ocean Forum, Cooper is actively playing a role in shaping her own future.

Mar 12, 2019

February 2019 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant Committee has awarded grants to several Park Scholars engaged in professional and personal enrichment experiences in the United States and abroad. Initiated in 1998 and funded by the Park Foundation and gifts made to the Park Scholarships program, the grants are designed to foster the development of scholarship, service, leadership and character, and to connect Park Scholars with faculty members.

Feb 12, 2019

Park Scholarships Names Class of 2023 Finalists

The Park Scholarships Selection Committee has chosen finalists for the Class of 2023, and candidates will visit NC State's campus in late February. This year's finalists represent 20 U.S. states and 33 North Carolina counties.

Jan 8, 2019  |  Impact

Philanthropy Helps ‘What If’ Become ‘What Is’ for 2013 Graduates

KeJuan Weaver, Hillary Spangler and Andrew Miller have turned "what if" into "what is" since graduating from NC State in 2013. See how this impressive group of alumni has embraced Think and Do.

Jan 8, 2019  |  Impact

Park Scholarships Names Semifinalists

Nearly 500 talented high school seniors have been selected as semifinalists for NC State's prestigious Park Scholarships program Class of 2023. Approximately 112 finalists will be selected over the next month, and the Class of 2023 will be announced in May.

Dec 18, 2018

Next Up: AmeriCorps

A conversation with graduating senior Kati Scruggs of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a Park Scholar and the 2016 Leader of the Pack.

Dec 11, 2018

Park Foundation Honored with 2018 Menscer Cup

The NC State University Foundation presented its highest honor to the Park Foundation earlier this month. Adelaide Gomer, daughter of the late Roy and Dorothy Park, accepted the Menscer Cup in role as president of the Park Foundation, which created the Park Scholarships program in 1996.

Nov 20, 2018

Park Scholar Leans Into Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character

Park Scholars are encouraged to build upon the program's four pillars - scholarship, leadership, service and character -- by exploring their inner desires and the world around them. Thanks to Park funding and guidance, Sam Shain has taken full advantage of this ideal by studying abroad and co-founding the Park Philanthropy Council.