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Park Scholars

Mar 21, 2023

Park Spotlight: Study Abroad

Learn how three Park Scholars have taken part in study-abroad opportunities during their time in the program thanks to the financial support it provides them with. 

Jeff Joines and Russell Gorga

Mar 13, 2023

Gorga and Joines Give the Gift of Exceptional Student Experiences Through Their New Endowment

To better support Textiles students, beloved professors Russell Gorga and Jeff Joines generously created the Gorga and Joines TECS Student Enrichment Endowment. Their reason? They never want students to feel limited. 

Wolf Plaza in the fall

Mar 7, 2023

Emi Boldor ’25 Traveled to Qatar for a Once-in-a-lifetime Research Opportunity

Park Enrichment Grants, initiated in 1998, provide support for Park Scholars to engage in professional and personal enrichment experiences in the United States and abroad. Emi Boldor ’25 recently traveled to Doha, Qatar, using her Park Enrichment Grant funding to learn how Qatar’s infrastructure has been impacted by the 2022 World Cup. 

John Coggin

Feb 27, 2023

Bridging the Divide

Park Scholar John Coggin's passion for solving real-world problems while reconciling differing worldviews took him from NC State to Harvard and back again. Could his doctoral studies in England help us heal divisions in the United States? 

Park Scholar Molly Sue (right) with the NC State marching band

Feb 20, 2023

Four Park Scholars March With the “World’s Most Dangerous Marching Band”

NC State’s marching band, The Power Sound of the South (also known as “the world’s most dangerous marching band”), performs at university events for student-athletes and fans. This year, there are four Park Scholars in the band — one from each program cohort. 

One of the copper wovles at Wolf Plaza

Jan 30, 2023

Park Scholarships Program Names Finalists for the Class of 2027

The Park Scholarships program has selected 112 finalists for its class of 2027 based on their accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character. The finalists are invited to NC State on Feb. 17-18 to participate in Final Selection Activities. 

a photo of Wolf Plaza by Becky Kirkland

Jan 16, 2023

Park Enrichment Grants Awarded for Spring 2023

Park Enrichment Grants provide support for Park Scholars engaged in professional and personal enrichment experiences in the United States and abroad. The Park Enrichment Grant Committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the November 2022 deadline. 

Wolf Plaza

Jan 9, 2023

Park Scholarships Program Names Class of 2027 Semifinalists

The Park Scholarships program recently selected 450 semifinalists for its class of 2027. Candidates were selected from an exceptionally talented pool of more than 3,400, with the Final Selection Activities to be held Feb. 17-18. 

Wolf Plaza

Dec 19, 2022

Meet the Park Scholarship Fall 2022 Graduates

On Dec. 17, four of the Park Scholars put on their red graduation caps and bid farewell to their undergraduate careers at NC State. Get to know Sarah Jarrell, Kelci Cox, Trenton Embry and Daniel Toole through these bios and the accompanying Q&A. 

Ritika Shamdasani, left, and Niki Shamdasani

Dec 12, 2022

NC State Student Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Wilson College of Textiles student and Park Scholar Ritika Shamdasani ’23 was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2023. Shamdasani shares this honor with her older sister, Niki, who co-founded the South Asian-inspired formalwear and loungewear brand Sani with her.