Park Scholars

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.

Nov 9, 2018

Bringing Innovative Education Opportunities to Rural Students

Park Scholar Ashley Lawson, who was recently honored for her selection as a 2018 Truman Scholarship recipient, is committed to empowering and creating educational opportunities for rural students. She credits NC State faculty and staff with helping her develop as an advocate for education.

Nov 2, 2018

Park Scholar Puts Her Creative Mind to Work Protecting Our Oceans

Adrian Teegarden has pushed herself out of her comfort zone when it comes to exploring interests in marine science fieldwork and art. She has spent time in New Zealand, Morehead City and Alaska and has discovered exciting ways to combine these seemingly unrelated fields.

Oct 30, 2018

Park Scholarships Welcomes Dana Dubis

Dana Dubis has joined the Park Scholarships team as a development associate. Dubis, who will serve as a key point of contact for the scholarships' fundraising and development initiatives, began her philanthropy-focused career at United Way of the Greater Triangle.

Oct 2, 2018

Belltower Lit Red for College of Education Student Ashley Lawson

Earlier this year, College of Education senior and Park Scholar Ashley Lawson was named NC State’s 10th Truman Scholar. On the night of Friday, Sept. 28, the university lit the Belltower red — a first to celebrate an individual affiliated with the College of Education for an international honor — to recognize Lawson and this prestigious accomplishment.

Oct 2, 2018

A College of Engineering Q&A with Madison Maloney

Madison Maloney is a senior aerospace engineering major from Greenville, a Park Scholar and a 2018 Goldwater Scholar. Chosen twice as an Astronaut Scholar, Maloney is pursuing her passion for space exploration and hopes to follow in the footsteps of a fellow female NC State engineer with her eyes on the stars.