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Wolf statue against a blue sky

May 17, 2022

Park Scholarships Announces Class of 2026

The Park Scholarships program has named 42 students to its class of 2026 — the 27th class of Park Scholars. The class of 2026 represents nine U.S. states and 20 North Carolina counties, with its members including published authors and poets, dedicated tutors and mentors, decorated athletes and coaches, award-winning researchers and engineers, and talented musicians and dancers. 

Loujain Al Samara in front of the Belltower in her cap and gown

May 10, 2022

A Perfect Circle

Park Scholar Loujain Al Samara ’22 pursued a broad range of experiences during her four years at NC State, and she graduates this May with a new understanding of what she has learned, how she has grown and what comes next — thanks to private support. 

Krispy Kreme Challenge founders and donation check

May 10, 2022

Led by Park Scholars, the Krispy Kreme Challenge Meets $2 Million Commitment

The Krispy Kreme Challenge reached its $2 million goal for UNC Children’s Hospital and the NC State Park Scholars Children’s Specialty Clinic, which is named for the scholars who started the race in 2004. 

Secretary Elizabeth Biser presenting Grace Baucom with her certificate.

May 3, 2022

NC DEQ Secretary Biser Presents Grace Baucom ’22 With Environmental Education Certificate

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Elizabeth S. Biser presented Park Scholar Grace Baucom ’22 with her NC Environmental Education Certificate on April 20. Grace is earning a double major in extension education and in agroecology and sustainable food systems thanks to help from the Park Scholarships program. 

Kavin Govindarajan ’24 (left) and David Sieg ’25 (right)

Apr 26, 2022

David Sieg ’25 Adds Spectator Sport Mathematics to NC State

The Park Scholar’s first major project in the College of Sciences was to bring together math enthusiasts from all disciplines for an exciting competition. The Spring 2022 Integration Bee, a calculus-based problem-solving competition named in the style of the familiar grade school spelling bee, is the result. 

Kelly Marks ’00 and Jada Hester ’20

Apr 19, 2022

Double Parked

Receiving NC State’s Park Scholarship and UNC’s Park Fellowship is a rare distinction achieved by both Kelly Marks ’00 and Jada Hester ’20. 

The belltower lit red

Apr 12, 2022

Honoring Gerald Elkan’s 23 Years of Service Helping Park Scholars Pursue Enrichment Experiences

Dr. Gerald H. Elkan has been heavily involved in NC State’s Park Scholarships program over the years. During and after Elkan’s distinguished four-decade career as a microbiology professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, he served as a celebrated Park Faculty Scholar for the Classes of 2002, 2006, 2009, and 2011; established the Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture on Science and Society to support an annual talk at the university; has volunteered on the Park Enrichment Grant Committee; and much more. 

The wolf wood sculpture in Talley Student Union

Mar 29, 2022

CCEE Student Emily Boldor Named Grand Challenges Scholar

CCEE freshman Emily (Emi) Boldor was tapped as a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholar by the College of Engineering and Office of Academic Affairs. In addition to being a Grand Challenges Scholar, Boldor, who is double majoring in civil engineering and international studies, is a Park Scholar and a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. 

The Memorial Belltower

Mar 22, 2022

Stronger Together

Gifts to the Park Scholarships Sustaining Endowment are bringing an additional Park Scholar to the Class of 2026. The class will now support 41 members of the Pack as they pursue their educational goals through the program. 

The NC State belltower stands, surrounded by blooms of spring.

Mar 1, 2022

Park Class of 2023 to Host Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society

The Park Scholarships Class of 2023 will host the 2022 Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society, featuring award-winning ecologist and science activist Nalini Nadkarni, March 30 in the Talley Student Union Mountains/Piedmont Ballroom. The program, supported by the University Honors and Scholars Programs and NC State University Libraries, will run 6-7 p.m. with a reception held beforehand at 5-6 p.m.