Cape Lookout National Seashore Student Volunteer Lands NCSU Scholarship

VIP Natalie Chazal navigates Shackleford Banks during routine wild horse monitoring.
VIP Natalie Chazal navigates Shackleford Banks during routine wild horse monitoring.

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News Release Date: March 9, 2017

Contact: B.G. Horvat, 252-728-2250, 3014

HARKERS ISLAND, NC – Cape Lookout National Seashore is pleased to announce that Volunteer-In-Parks (VIP), Natalie Chazal, 17, of Morehead City, NC, won a prestigious Park Scholarship to North Carolina State University. Named for the late Roy H. Park, an NC State Alumnus, the award recognizes exceptional incoming students based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character. Part of Natalie’s service has been volunteering for Cape Lookout National Seashore since 2014.
 
“Natalie is a wonderful young woman with endless potential,” states Dr. Sue Stuska, Wildlife Biologist for Cape Lookout National Seashore. “She has contributed hundreds of hours to both the park and the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, our management partners. We appreciate her dedication, her talents, and her enthusiasm for taking on so many different tasks related to the wild horses on Shackleford Banks.”  
 
The Park Scholarship was awarded this year to 39 of more than 2,105 applicants from across North Carolina and the United States. It covers four years of tuition, fees, room and board at NC State plus a generous stipend. Park Scholars have access to grants to pursue research, service, or creative projects, and to study abroad.



Last updated: March 9, 2017

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