Asheville School senior Claire Hill has been named as a semifinalist for the Park Scholarship from North Carolina State University.
In addition to a fully funded four-year education at NC State, the Park Scholarship gives students opportunities to apply for grants that cover personal and professional enrichment experiences and access to NC State's University Scholars Program.
The Park Scholarship is awarded to students based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character.
Asheville School College Office Director Leah Lambert says that Hill is an ideal candidate. "Claire embodies all four qualities of Park Scholars," Lambert said. "We are proud of her superb academic work, her leadership in the Student Council, her work with Students for Environmental Action at Asheville School and with the Citizens Climate Lobby, and her commitment to issues of voting rights and social justice."
According to NC State, 2,409 people from across the country applied for the scholarship this year. Of those, 475 were selected as semifinalists. Approximately 40 students are awarded the Park Scholarship each year.
Join us in wishing Claire Hill congratulations and good luck as she continues in the scholarship application process!