By Gavin McDermott
Matthew Salvino, senior at Charlotte Catholic High School, is a recipient for the Park Scholarship at North Carolina State University. Matthew and fellow senior Carly Fassler, were nominated for the Parks Scholarship.
The Park Scholarship is a four-year scholarship awarded on the basis of outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition over four years. It Selects 35 to 40 students a year.
Math found out on February 26th that he was named as a Park Scholar for the Class of 2020. A Director of the Park Scholarship program contacted Matthew directly and told him the news.
At NC State, there are about 25,000 total undergraduate students. If Matthew chooses to accept the scholarship he will be one of 35-40 Park Scholars in the North Carolina State University Class of 2020.
Mathew said, “Through the Park Scholarship process, I came to learn a lot about NC State and now I really enjoy the university.” Although Matthew is very excited about his award, he plans to wait to hear back from other schools that he applied to before making his final decision. Many others in Matthew’s position also wait to make sure they find a school that truly calls to them.
Matthew plans to study Chemical Engineering in college.
North Carolina State University has a beautiful campus with many historic buildings and grounds. Mathew comments on the campus and school. Mathew said, “A lot of the research projects there are cool, but my favorite thing would have to be the Hunt Library that is on Centennial Campus. The technology in that place is amazing.”
A Park Scholar is one who excels in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Park Scholars earn excellent grades in the most challenging courses available. Park scholars demonstrate leadership in formal or informal roles, dedicate themselves to making a positive difference in the lives of others and set positive examples for others and have the courage to do what is right.
Recently, Park Scholars have participated in the Krispy Kreme Challenge that has raised over 700,000 dollars.
Matthew Salvino is a proud representation of Charlotte Catholic High School and CCHS congratulates him on his academic achievements.