The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University has selected 45 outstanding young men and women to join the seventeenth class of Park Scholars this fall.
The Class of 2016 was chosen from a record number of nearly 1,500 applicants. Over 200 Park Scholar and NC State alumni were involved in this year’s selection process.
Candidate biographies, listed by country, state and county, are available in PDF format:
The Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to NC State based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The program develops Park Scholars in these areas, preparing them for lifelong contributions to the campus, state, nation, and world.
Approximately 45 scholarships are awarded each year, supporting the full cost of education. Park Scholarships include opportunities for innovative enrichment activities such as grants for undergraduate research and study abroad, making this award one of the most prestigious and comprehensive undergraduate scholarships in the nation.
The Park Scholarships are named for the late Roy H. Park ‘31, an NC State alumnus who created the charitable Park Foundation, dedicated to education, media, and the environment. In 1996, the Park Scholarships were established at NC State with a generous grant from the Park Foundation. Since the inaugural class of 25 scholars, the number of Park Scholars on campus has increased to approximately 180, along with a growing network of alumni. To date, the Park Foundation has committed more than $65 million to support the scholarship, establishing a legacy of leadership and service in the spirit of the Park name.
For more information, visit the Park Scholarships website