NC State names latest class of Park Scholars

April 25, 2011
By Bill Krueger

A dozen states and three countries are represented in the latest group of Park Scholars at NC State.

The university has named 45 members of the Class of 2015 as Park Scholars. They were selected from more than 1,300 applicants. A total of 105 finalists participated in the final selection activities at NC State in February.

Members of the new class include a recipient of the Congressional Award Gold Medal, the founder of an organization to protect the oceans, and a volunteer with a public health project in Guatemala.

“The Park Scholars in the Class of 2015 will bring a rich diversity of experiences and abilities to NC State University,” said Eva Holcomb, director of the Park Scholarship program. “Representing 19 North Carolina counties, 12 states and three countries, they will pursue an important range of academic interests and service passions as they seek to address some of the most important issues facing our state, nation and world.”

The Park Scholarship program includes tuition and fees, room and board, enrichment opportunities and additional expenses. The Park Scholarships are named for the late Roy H. Park ’31, who created the charitable Park Foundation.

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