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.
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.
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.
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.
Statistics Alumna Makes Pledge to Create Professorships, Scholarships
Statistics alumna Nancy Ridenhour is an expert in assessing risk. When it came time to decide how to direct her estate, she knew NC State was a sure bet. She recently made a substantial planned gift to the College of Sciences and the Park Scholarships and Caldwell Fellows programs that includes funding for professorships, scholarships and experiential learning opportunities.
With a degree from Wilson College of Textiles -- and a knack for timing -- Park Scholar and Centennial Scholar alumna Jasmine Flood has developed a career as a successful entrepreneur. She founded Riada Adair, a company that creates stationery, lettering, accessories and public art.
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.
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.
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.
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.