Computer science and engineering shine in new class of Park Scholars

Images of Park Scholars, class of 2021

Park Class of 2021

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University is well represented among the university’s new class of Park Scholars.

Of 39 students named this week to the Park Scholarship Program’s Class of 2021, 22 have plans to study either engineering or computer science during their time on campus.

“Our newest cohort of Park Scholars represents the best our nation has to offer, and its members will bring their intellectual curiosity and passion for serving others to a university that is, likewise, committed to thinking and doing the extraordinary,” said Park Scholarships Director Eva Feucht. The Class of 2021 joins a vibrant community of about 160 current scholars and 800 alumni who are continually improving our world through their diverse academic disciplines, industries, and service engagements. Feucht said, “There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the Wolfpack, and the Park Scholarships program is proud to play an important role in NC State’s work to address the grand challenges of our time.”

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. To date, the Park Foundation has committed nearly $140 million to support the scholarship, including their September 2013 commitment of $50 million to begin an endowment at NC State. This endowment, with others’ support, will sustain the program in perpetuity.

The new class was selected from a record-setting pool of nearly 2,150 outstanding applicants from 43 states and 95 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. A Selection Committee comprising nearly 300 accomplished NC State alumni, faculty, and friends conducted application review, interviews, and outreach.

More information on the 2021 class is available here (PDF).