About the Scholarship

The Park Scholarships program was established in 1996 to provide an educational opportunity to the exceptional students who have good academic records. The mission of this award is to bring exceptional students to NC State, based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership service, and character. The program develops and supports Park Scholars in these areas, preparing them for lifelong contributions to the university, state, nation, and world. Park Scholars are selected on the basis of academic merit, exemplary character, exceptional potential for leadership. 


 How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • Students apply for this scholarship by applying for admission to North Carolina State University (NCSU) using its online 'WolfPAW' application system.

  • The student must have an endorsement in order to access the Park Scholarship section of the application.

  • The student must be endorsed by his/her high school if the school is on the 'Endorsing Schools List' available on the Park Scholarships website. Endorsements must be completed by Oct. 15. If the school is not listed, students may submit a self-endorsement on or before Nov. 1.

  • In addition to the completed Park Scholarship application, the student must submit two essays, the names of two recommenders, who must submit recommendations using the online form provided to them in an email one official transcript, and information about AP or IB courses.

  • All application materials must be submitted online through the WolfPAW system, with the exception of the official transcript, which must be mailed to the address provided.


Award Amount and Deadline:

The scholarship award amounts to $40,000 available to 50 applicants annually. 

The deadline date for this scholarship is 15th October 2019. All applicants must apply for this scholarship on or before the last deadline date.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a high school senior who is applying for fall freshman admission into a baccalaureate program.

  • A recipient must be a U.S. citizen. Permanent residents are not eligible.

  • A student must have taken Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes.

  • A candidate must plan to attend North Carolina State University.


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