Park Scholarships Class of 2009 Announced

NC State and the Park Scholarships have named 46 students as Park Scholars for fall 2005.

When the tenth class of Park Scholars arrives at NC State in the fall, there will be 12 class valedictorians and three students with perfect SAT scores among them. There’s also a co-author of a cancer research paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience; both Eagle Scouts and Girl Scouts’ Gold Award winners; a state champion cross country runner; and a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

This year’s winners were selected from among 101 finalists, all top-ranked students from North Carolina and other states. The 46 recipients will receive awards valued at $55,000 for North Carolina residents and $103,000 for out-of-state students.

“Our graduates have gone on to become Marshall, Mitchell, Truman, Goldwater and National Science Foundation scholarship winners, and I expect members of this newest class of Park Scholars to join their ranks in a few years,” said Laura Gail Lunsford, director of the Park Scholarships. “These students are poised to improve the lives of others through their impressive talents and leadership abilities.”

For the complete list of Scholars along with their photos and bios, visit NC State News Services.