2013-14 CATALOG

APPENDIX B

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Friends, faculty, alumni, corporations, and foundations have provided funds to aid students in the pursuit of academic achievement.  A wide range of scholarships is available, some with specific restrictions.  The Office of Financial Aid determines the recipients for general scholarships based on the Financial Aid application.  The departmental scholarships may require a separate application.  Contact the department or school for more information.  Some scholarships and awards may not be available every year due to lack of funds.

* Indicates geographically restricted scholarships

ALUMNI-SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIPS

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

MAYNOR HONORS COLLEGE

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

SPECIALIZED SCHOLARSHIPS

AWARDS AND GRANTS

ALUMNI-SPONSORED

GENERAL

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

 

ALUMNI SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIPS

Alumni Loyalty Fund Endowed Scholarship

The UNCP Alumni Association through its Alumni Loyalty Fund awards scholarships to qualified incoming freshmen who are the children of UNCP alumni.  The scholarships are based on academic ability, demonstrated leadership, and a personal interview.  Preference is given to those who are in need of financial assistance.

UNCP Alumni Soccer Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established to enable alumni, parents, and friends of the University to provide assistance to the sport of soccer at the University.  Recipient(s) may be currently enrolled or incoming soccer player(s).  Award is based on athletic ability in the sport of soccer.  Recipient(s) will be bound by the stipulations of the University athletic grant-in-aid agreement.  The award is renewable on an annual basis.

 

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Lewis M. And Louise P. Austin Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given in memory of the Donor’s parents who valued a college education and who possessed uncompromising encouragement and support for not only their own children but others who were seeking an education.  The Donor established this scholarship to give back or “pay it back” to those who encouraged and supported him during his educational journey.  The education he received at Pembroke State University, due to his parents’ determination, allows him today to give this scholarship in their memory.

He challenges the students who receive this scholarship to remember those people who were instrumental in their quest for an education and urges them to return the support and encouragement that helped them obtain their education at UNC Pembroke by supporting a student in the future as his parents did and as he does in their memory.

First choice for recipients of the Lewis M. and Louise P. Austin Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be residents of Marlboro County, South Carolina. There is no residency restriction, however, if no recipients can be identified from this area.  There is no restriction of major, QPA, or year of study and the recipient may be of graduate or undergraduate status. The recipient shall be of demonstrated financial need and the award is renewable if funds are available.

Elsmer Ray and Edith V. Barnes Endowed Scholarship

Mr. Elsmer Ray Barnes generously provides this scholarship in loving memory of his wife and for the purpose of assisting aspiring students who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential. Based upon high school involvement and academic record, this scholarship is renewable for four years of continuous study. In order to maintain the scholarship, the recipient must be a full-time student and have a 3.0 QPA.

Erskine Bowles Endowed Scholarship

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke established this scholarship in honor of the Donor with funds contributed to the University to assist students in financial need seeking a degree at UNCP.  The recipients will be selected solely on their demonstrated financial need.  There is no restriction of major, QPA, year of study, status or residency.

Braves Disabled Student Enrichment Endowed Scholarship

The Donor wishes to establish this scholarship to enhance the social and educational opportunities available to disabled students attending UNC Pembroke.

The recipient will be full a time student enrolled at UNCP, either graduate or undergraduate, maintaining a minimum 2.5 QPA and with demonstrated financial need. Full time status consists of students taking a minimum of 12 semester hours or students with reduced course load approval from the Department of Social Services.  There is no restriction of residency, or major. The recipient shall be classified as a sophomore through graduate student. The award will be made half in the fall and half in the spring and is renewable as long as the above criteria are met and student is in good standing with the University.

Pattie L. Brayboy Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

This scholarship was established in memory of Pattie L. Brayboy, a graduate of UNC Pembroke, class of 1967.  Mrs. Brayboy was an outstanding educator and guidance counselor.  She was respected by her students and peers and was dedicated to the intellectual development of her students for 21 years.  The scholarship is to be awarded annually to graduating seniors from Purnell Swett High School who will be entering UNC Pembroke.  The students must have an overall B average in their senior year plus a strong recommendation from the guidance counselor and principal.  The recipient shall demonstrate financial need.

Charles I. and Betty F. Bridger Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship was established to provide the opportunity to attend UNCP to an individual from Bladenboro and/or Bladen County.  The donors believe that education is essential and has an everlasting impact on the future.

The recipient must meet University academic standards and be in financial need.  First preference is given to a freshman.  The award is then renewable.

Judge Dexter Brooks Scholarship*

This scholarship was established in honor of Judge Dexter Brooks to provide financial support for low-income individuals in Robeson County who are eligible to attend The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  Eligible recipients of this scholarship must maintain a minimum 2.5 QPA and be full-time students.  Awards of up to full tuition and fees, to occur half in the fall semester and half in the spring semester, will be made to undergraduate students and are renewable.

Peter Brooks Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The Peter Brooks Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993 by family and friends as a living memorial to Peter Brooks.  Peter Brooks was known in the community as a protector of freedom, a servant of the people, and a proponent of education.  He was genuinely concerned about the welfare of others and encouraged continuing education.  His philosophies form the hallmark of this scholarship, which is awarded to a part-time student who is working toward an advanced degree or alternate degree in a health-related area.  The recipient must be an individual who lives or works in Robeson County and who demonstrates a spirit of community and civic responsibility.  Awarded by HCAP.  Awards are renewable.

Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Though the Bryan Family Foundation concluded their work in 2000, this endowed scholarship fund continues to provide support to disadvantaged students attending UNC Pembroke.  The scholarship award is based on academic aptitude, as indicated by a sound scholastic record, and appropriately documented financial needs.

Becky B. Bullard Endowed Scholarship*

The Donor wishes to establish an award which will assert her belief in the enduring value of education, and at the same time honor the memory of her late husband, Clifford Bullard, who shared her belief in the life-affirming usefulness and worth of a college education.  This endowed scholarship is meant to encourage a young man or woman who has the desire to attain an education to make that goal a reality.  The donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many possibilities that come with a good educational foundation.  

Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be full-time undergraduate students entering their freshman year of study at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke or transfer students coming to UNCP to complete their course of study.  The candidate must have graduated from a high school in Anson or Union counties in North Carolina and must meet UNCP admission standards.  There is no preference of subject major, and the candidate does not have to be of demonstrated financial need. 

The award is renewable to the candidate for four years of study at UNCP, or, if eligibility by virtue of a 2.5 average is not maintained, can be re-awarded to a student whose high-school career was in Anson or Union counties. 

Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

 Scholarship awards from the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund shall be restricted to full and part-time degree-seeking undergraduate students of UNCP who have financial need (as defined below).  Financial need, as defined herein, is expressly not limited to students meeting government assistance (i.e., Pell Grant) criteria.  Financial need, as defined herein, shall expressly include students whose income exceeds government assistance criteria, but who can demonstrate a quantifiable need for assistance.  Financial need shall be determined by UNCP by evaluating family factors (i.e., family household income, number of family members, number of family members in institutions of higher learning, and ability of the family to contribute) and other types of eligible assistance (including federal and state funds as well as other institutionally controlled scholarship funds received by the student) in relationship to the student’s and the student’s family’s total cost for the student to attend UNCP.

 Preference for scholarship awards will be given to students who show evidence, either in the past or at the present time, of having demonstrated 1) a commitment to a strong work ethic through meaningful work experience in the public or private sector, and 2) a commitment to volunteerism through performing meaningful community service without compensation.

Caton Family Endowed Scholarship*

 The scholarship is to be given annually to a student who resides in Robeson County, intends to major in education, and was a Regional Finalist for the NC Teaching Fellows Program with UNCP listed as a 1-5 choice.  The hope is that one of the many students who did not receive the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship, but who nonetheless has excellent qualifications, may have a real need for this scholarship.  The donor would like the Director of Teacher Recruitment and/or Teaching Fellows Program Director to bear the following criteria in mind when selecting the recipient (though not all of these attributes need to be present in every recipient; the Director may use his or her judgment):  The recipient might be the child of blue collar parents, and may not always have been an exceptional student.  The recipient should be in need of financial assistance.  The award may be renewed as long as the recipient continues as an education major.

Sam Cernugel Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The scholarship was established by family and friends to honor the memory of Sam Cernugel of Fairmont.  Mr. Cernugel spent much time working to improve the quality of life in and around his home in Robeson County. 

The recipient of the scholarship shall be a full time undergraduate in financial need who meets all academic requirement of the University.  First priority will be given to a student who is a member, or the child of a member, of the First Baptist Church, South Main Street, Fairmont.  Failing a qualified candidate, the recipient will be a resident of Robeson County.  The award is renewable.

Oscar and Margie Chavis Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The Donor, a proud graduate of UNCP in 1947 and retired school teacher, has taught children who were academically capable of attending college but who could not attend due to their financial circumstances.  Having been a teacher, she knows the value and importance of education as part of one’s future. The Donor is proud to know that this scholarship will help countless students realize their dream of a post-secondary degree and is honored to establish this scholarship in memory of her parents who sacrificed in order that she and her siblings could obtain a college degree.

The recipients of the Oscar and Margie Chavis Endowed Memorial Scholarship shall be residents of North Carolina who are of demonstrated financial need.  First preference shall be given to a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 QPA and be full-time undergraduate students in the sophomore, junior, or senior year of study. The award will occur half in the fall and half in the spring and is renewable as long as funds are available.  There is no restriction of major or field of study.

Converse, Inc. Endowed Scholarship*

Endowed by Converse, Incorporated, Lumberton, NC, this scholarship is awarded annually to Robeson County Residents who consistently maintain an average of 3.0 or above.  Open to all races and academic majors, the scholarship may be renewed as long as recipients make satisfactory progress toward completion of their degrees.  It is understood that preference will be given to qualified students who are sons or daughters of former Converse employees and that financial need will not necessarily be a factor in the selection process.

Charles Gregory “C.G.” Cummings, Jr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established in 1993 in memory of Charles Gregory “C.G.” Cummings, Jr. by his family, Purnell Swett High students, faculty, and friends in his honor.  “C.G.” was 16 years old and a junior at Purnell Swett High.  He was respected and loved by students and faculty.  “C.G.’s” warm personality, caring attitude, and his involvement in church, school and community programs made a lasting impression on students, family and his many friends in the community.  The scholarship is also in memory of “C.G.’s” friend Ray Ransom.

The scholarship is open to any academic major, and awarded annually to a deserving student who demonstrates qualities of leadership, humanitarianism, and who has met academic requirements.

Jerry Daniel Scholarship*

This scholarship was established to support The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and honor Jerry Daniel, a UNCP graduate in the class of 1968 and long-time coach at West Montgomery High School. The award will support a West Montgomery High School student entering his or her freshman year of study as a full-time undergraduate student. If a freshman cannot be identified, it will be renewed to a previous recipient.

The Danford, Sr., and Reece Graham Dial Family Endowed International Scholarship* 

The Donors wish to honor the memory of their parents/grandparents, Mr. Danford Dial, Sr., and Mrs. Reece Graham Dial, who were dedicated to their family, to education, and to the community. Mr. and Mrs. Dial believed strongly in the value of an education, so much that Mr. Dial led the drive to save UNCP’s historic landmark Old Main building from destruction. They also had strong faith, attended church without fail throughout their lives, and believed in teaching these values to their children.

Through this scholarship, the Dial children and grandchildren wish to provide the opportunity for an education to students from around the world. The recipient will be an international student. Failing a qualified international candidate, consideration will be given to Native American students from Robeson County, North Carolina. Criteria for award include consideration of financial need and scholastic achievement. A minimum University QPA is required. Students may be either part-time or full-time, undergraduate or graduate. It is preferred but not required that the recipient be a freshman with renewal of the scholarship each year provided all criteria are met. There is no required field of study with this scholarship.  One award, not to exceed $500.00, will be made half in the fall and half in the spring. The number and amount of awards will increase incrementally with the endowment. The Financial Aid Office will screen and select recipients. The Donors may recommend or refer candidates from time to time but will not be involved in the selection process or decision.

Ruby Carter Dial Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The Donors wish to recognize distinguished service to education as a teacher, administrator, counselor and mentor to young people.  Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be residents of Robeson County, the state of North Carolina, who are either full-or-part time undergraduate students in their junior year of study, and maintaining a 3.0 QPA at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The $500.00 annual award is merit based; candidates do not have to be of financial need.  First preference will be given to a resident of Robeson County who is a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe and enrolled in the teacher certification program, not receiving other financial aid, with demonstrated community service, involvement and experience in American Indian Youth programs and activities.  The award will be made half in the fall and half in the spring and the award shall not exceed $500 per year.  The award will be renewable if funds are available.

Alfred R. and Francine A. Dunlavy Endowed Scholarship

The Donor wishes to recognize her parents, Alfred R. and Francine A. Dunlavy, whose encouragement and example had a profound influence on the donor’s life.  Mrs. Dunlavy was a first-generation college student, the daughter of Sicilian immigrants; she was recipient of a full scholarship to Barnard College, as well as scholarships to the University of Madrid and the Sorbonne in Paris.  She was grateful all her life for these educational opportunities.  She was a New York City school teacher of Spanish and French, and she worked tirelessly with non-profit organizations to establish and protect human rights in Latin America. Mr. Dunlavy was a very successful businessman in the hearing aid field; he held four patents on hearing aids that were designed to amplify only high tone hearing losses.  Despite his successes, he always regretted never having had the opportunity to attend college.

The recipient of the Alfred R. and Francine A. Dunlavy Endowed Scholarship will be a first-generation college student and have and maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA. Incoming freshmen as well as current students will be eligible.  The award is renewable.

Paul R. And Lee Givens Endowed Scholarship

Established by Paul and Lee Givens, this scholarship is awarded annually to an academically gifted student.  The scholarship may be renewed as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 QPA or better.  The decision regarding renewal will be made annually.

Dr. Paul R. Givens holds the position of Chancellor Emeritus, having served as Chancellor from 1979-1989 at UNC Pembroke.

Linda Gail Hammond Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

This scholarship was established in 2001 to honor the memory of Linda Gail Hammond and to provide financial support for low-income individuals in Robeson County, NC who are eligible to attend the University. First consideration for award will be given to members of the Lumbee Native American Tribe who are residents of Robeson County, North Carolina. Second consideration will be given to other members of the Lumbee Native American Tribe. Third consideration will be given to other residents of Robeson County, NC. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 2.5 QPA, be full time students and demonstrate financial need. The awards will occur half in the fall semester and half in the spring semester; will be made to students in the freshman year of study; and, are renewable.

Allison P. Harrington Endowed Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until Fall 2014)

The Donor wishes to make a major contribution to students at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke by establishing an endowed scholarship that will provide an award to one student per year.  This scholarship is being established because of the Donor’s strong belief in education.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a resident of Robeson or Brunswick Counties and a full-time undergraduate student with a 3.0 QPA at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The recipient can be in any year of study, and there is no preference to subject major. Financial need is not considered.  The award is renewable as long as funds are available and the recipient continues to meet the criteria as established. The award is given annually.

Mary Ann Hubbard Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is given by James and Ellen Hubbard in memory of their daughter, Mary Ann Hubbard, who met a tragic death during her senior year in college.  It is given in appreciation for her African-American roommate who meant so much to her during her illness. The scholarship is awarded annually to an educationally challenged student. The recipient must meet current academic requirements and be in financial need. It is renewable. This scholarship is designed to encourage academic perseverance. 

Jeriad Paul Jacobs Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The Donors wish to honor the memory of their son by establishing the Jeriad Paul Jacobs Endowed Memorial Scholarship. Jeriad was a brave, modern-day Indian warrior who died in Iraq while serving his country as a member of the US Marine Corps. He possessed a number of passions, two of which were his family and his American Indian heritage. Jeriad was a poet who, in his brief 19 years, wrote numerous poems that expressed yet another true passion—life. Even though he loved his “Indian people,” Jeriad also believed in loving and helping all people. 

Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be members of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe and residents of Robeson County, North Carolina. Candidates must show demonstrated financial need and must be full-time undergraduate students in any year of study and maintaining at least the minimum university standard QPA.  There is no restriction to major or field of study.

Herman and Louise M. Jenkins Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

This scholarship was established by the family as a living memorial in honor of Herman and Louise M. Jenkins who were life-long residents of Richmond County, NC.  It is designed to help students who are in need of financial assistance to continue their education at UNC Pembroke.  First preference will be given to students from Richmond County who are planning to teach in Richmond County.  Students must demonstrate that they are deserving of this award on the basis of achievement, motivation, and hard work.

The Jump Start Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Donor wishes to establish a scholarship designed for any student with a strong desire for an education and of financial need.  The Jump Start Endowed Scholarship Fund is designed for persons who have a strong desire for a college education and want to give it a try.  The Donor believes that often average students, who have the desire to work hard, are deserving of aid even though they may not be the most academically talented of students.  Therefore the recipient(s) shall be undergraduate students who meet or exceed minimum University standards. The candidate may be a recent high school graduate or may have been out in the working world for several years.  The high school record is not the basis for this scholarship (as long as the applicants have the minimum requirements for UNCP admission); it is based on motivation. The award is available to students for any year of study and any major. The scholarship application must contain a letter expressing the applicant’s desire for a college degree with the reasoning for this realization.  The scholarship award shall equal tuition and fees for one semester to one student initially.  If the candidate succeeds and motivation continues, the scholarship is renewed each semester as long as there are sufficient available funds.

David K. and Elizabeth H. Kuo Scholarship

The Kuo family and their friends wish to honor the memories of Dr. David K. Kuo and Dr. Elizabeth H. Kuo by establishing this scholarship. Dr. David Kuo was a professor of Biology, and Dr. Elizabeth Kuo was a professor of Geography.  Together, they served The University of North Carolina at Pembroke for a combined total of 59 dedicated years.  Throughout their lifetimes, Drs. David and Elizabeth Kuo enriched and inspired the lives of numerous students, fellow faculty members, and the staff at UNC Pembroke.

 Eligible recipients of this scholarship are full-time undergraduate students in any year of study. Financial need or specific major are not considerations for this honor. The award is renewable contingent upon sufficient funds being available.

Lance Foundation Endowed Scholarship*

The Lance Foundation scholarship fund was established in support of disadvantaged students attending UNC Pembroke.  This scholarship is open to students from the Charlotte/Mecklenburg County area.  It is based on academic aptitude as indicated by a sound academic record and financial need.

Faye Nye Lewis Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship, generously supported by Ms. Lewis, is awarded annually to a sophomore ROTC candidate who has completed his or her freshman year as a Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) student.  It is to provide funds for the student’s sophomore year as an ROTC cadet and is based on his/her overall achievement.

John Winston and Addie Mae Locklear Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

The scholarship was established by loving family members in memory of John Winston and Addie Mae Locklear, parents who believed in the value of education.  It is available to all majors with a 3.0 QPA or better.  The recipient must be a North Carolina resident and a full time student.  The award is renewable annually.

Stacy Ryan Locklear Air Force ROTC Endowed Scholarship Fund*

The Donors wish to establish a scholarship to honor the memory of Stacy Ryan Locklear, who profoundly impacted the lives of his father, family, and friends. Ryan was a vibrant 3-year-old who passed away unexpectedly on July 25, 2004.  He was proud of his dad, who was commissioned an Air Force officer in 1989 through the UNCP Air Force ROTC Program. 

The Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) curriculum teaches leadership, follower-ship, communication skills, management, and a myriad of other essential skills and is designed to prepare students to assume positions of increasing responsibility in the modern Air Force.

Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe and a resident of Robeson County. The candidate shall be a full-time, undergraduate student in the junior or senior year of study participating in the Air Force ROTC Program at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The candidate shall maintain a 3.0 QPA and must be of demonstrated financial need.

Dennis Lowery and Family Endowed Scholarship*

The Donor wishes to replace a previously non-endowed scholarship, established in March 2001, with an endowed scholarship in order to provide assistance to local students in higher education in perpetuity; therefore, the Donor has re-established the Dennis Lowery and Family Scholarship as the Dennis Lowery and Family Endowed Scholarship. 

Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be Native American residents of Robeson County, NC, from the Pembroke, Prospect, or Magnolia communities. Candidates will be selected based upon financial need. The candidate will be a full-time student in the junior or senior year of study, with no restriction of major and maintaining a 2.5 QPA.  Awards will be renewable if funds are available.

Sarah Locklear Lowery Endowed Scholarship

The Donors wish to recognize Mrs. Sarah Locklear Lowery by honoring her life as a long-time educator and one of the first 500 graduates of Pembroke State College (now UNC Pembroke). Mrs. Lowery was an elementary school teacher for over 32 years; 28 years with the Public Schools of Robeson County in North Carolina and 4 years with the Baltimore County Schools in Maryland.  She is a member of Prospect United Methodist Church and has been active in community service projects all her life.  

The recipients will be either full- or part-time undergraduate students maintaining a 3.0 University QPA standard. There is no restriction of residency, major, or year of study.  The award is non-renewable and is based on demonstrated financial need.

Zeb Lowery Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dennis Lowry in 1999 in memory of his father Zeb Lowry. The recipient of the scholarship shall be a full-time student. The recipient must maintain at least a 2.5 QPA to receive and renew the award. The scholarship is based on financial need.

Burleigh and Pearlie Lowry Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Donors wish to memorialize their parents’ love, dedication and faithfulness to Harper’s Ferry Church, and their realization for the opportunities that are provided through educational pursuits, by establishing the Burleigh and Pearlie Lowry Endowed Memorial Scholarship.

The recipients of the Burleigh and Pearlie Lowry Endowed Memorial Scholarship shall be selected on the basis of the following priorities: (1) first- demonstrated financial need; (2) second - a membership or family membership in Harper’s Ferry Baptist church; and, (3) third - first preference given to a resident of Robeson County, North Carolina.

Reba M. Lowry Endowed Scholarship

Established by Ira Pate Lowry in memory of his wife, Mrs. Reba M. Lowry, who served UNC Pembroke for many years as Dean of Women and Chairman of the Department of Foreign Languages, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student based on scholarship and need.

Dr. Gerald Dean Maynor Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

This scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Gerald Dean Maynor, former Chair of the Education Department of UNCP, in honor of his belief in the importance of education and his desire to help others succeed.  The recipient of the scholarship will be a resident of Robeson County and a graduate of Purnell Swett High School.  The recipient will be a full time undergraduate student with a minimum 3.0 QPA.  The award is renewable.

Maria Frances Johnson McCrimmon Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

The scholarship was established in memory and honor of Maria Frances Johnson McCrimmon, an alumna of UNCP, by her husband John H. McCrimmon, Sr.  First preference for recipient(s) of the scholarship shall go to students from Bladen County, North Carolina. Failing qualified or sufficient numbers of applicants, next preference is to students from North Carolina, the United States and, finally, anywhere worldwide.  The award is available to students of any year of study and is renewable.

John Foy McMillan Endowed Scholarship*

The Donor wishes to honor the memory of her younger brother by establishing this scholarship.  John, whose life was tragically taken in an automobile accident on Valentine’s Day 2009, was a man of strong moral character. Raised by his mother and three siblings, John possessed a strong work ethic. After the military, he worked to put himself through college, graduated with a bachelor's degree from UNCP, became an employee of the University and later earned a Master’s degree.  John had a humble spirit, never speaking a harmful word to anyone, and went out of his way to help a colleague. He was polite, sincere, honest, positive and a proud UNCP employee.  As Director of New Student and Family Orientation at UNCP John helped new students transition into university life by assisting with student placement testing, advising, registration and orientation. John loved his dogs. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 501 and First Baptist Church in Red Springs. Through this scholarship, John’s legacy will continue to live within us and throughout the halls of UNCP; and, numerous students will receive funding that will help them obtain their dream of a college degree.

The recipient of the John Foy McMillan Endowed Memorial Scholarship shall be a lifelong resident of Robeson County, of part-time status, and maintaining a 3.0 QPA. There is no restriction of major or year of study. The recipient shall have been raised in a one-parent household and be of demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable as long as funds are available.

Zula Lee and Thomas C. McRae Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The scholarship was bequeathed to UNC Pembroke by Mr. McRae in memory of himself and his wife, Zula Lee McRae.  The scholarship is awarded annually to an economically disadvantaged African-American student, with priority given to a resident of Robeson County.

The Allen and Barbara Meadors Endowed Scholarship*

The scholarship is available to freshmen entering the university with a 3.5 or better high school grade point.  The recipient must be a resident of Pembroke or Robeson County, North Carolina.  Recipient must maintain a minimum 3.0 QPA for the award to be renewable. 

Velva Dean Morgan Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The Donor wishes to recognize her deceased sister, Velva, by establishing this scholarship in her memory:  “She was a wonderful sister and I want her name to be remembered for many years to come.”

Velva felt that her education was one of her greatest achievements and was very proud of this accomplishment.  She was very meek when she first enrolled in college. Finding money to attend college was hard to do in the 60’s.  Velva struggled with money for her education and didn’t know, from year to year, if she would be able to afford to continue. Student loans and other means of financial support were virtually non-existent. Velva did graduate from Pembroke State College in 1967, was successful in her life, and never forgot her humble beginnings.

Velva would want to help students who are having the same monetary struggles she had; someone who would not be able to attend college without the help of her scholarship. This scholarship was one of the things she requested to be established through her estate. Velva wanted a recipient who is eager to achieve and succeed, who works hard, and who has high standards.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a resident of North Carolina and a full-time student maintaining a minimum of 3.0 QPA. This scholarship is based on proven financial need and is renewable as long as the recipient continues to satisfy the criteria set forth in this agreement. There is no restriction of major or year of study.

North Carolina Native American Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship was established in 2000 by a gift from UNCP alumnus Christopher Kirks and funded by individuals and corporate donors to provide financial assistance to members of North Carolina Native American tribes who may otherwise not be afforded an education. Criteria for award of these scholarships include: that the recipient(s) be of NC Native American ancestry with distribution equally among all NC (recognized) Indian tribes represented.  The recipient(s) must be full-time undergraduate students with a minimum QPA and a demonstrated financial need. There is no preference regarding subject major or year of study. 

Earl Hughes Oxendine Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The Earl Hughes Oxendine Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established in 1991 by family and friends to honor this long-time educator who graduated from UNC Pembroke in 1957.  Awards will be made to deserving students from the region who demonstrate qualities of leadership, service, and integrity.  Recipients must receive the recommendation of their high school advisor or principal.  Awards will normally be renewed to the recipient as long as h/she remains in good standing at the University.  Decisions for renewal will be made annually.

The Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Edward Oxendine Endowed Scholarship

The Donors wish to assist students who are interested in pursuing a medical career, with preference in the area of pre-Pharmacy.  Candidate selection shall be based upon: full-time enrollment; either undergraduate or graduate status; pursuing a medical career (pre-Pharmacy preference); adherence to a 2.5 QPA; and financial need.   Should there be two candidates of equal qualifications, first preference shall be granted to a Native American.  There is no preference of residency or year of study.  The scholarship shall be renewable.

Louis and Millie Oxendine Endowed Scholarship*

The scholarship was established by Louis S. Oxendine because of his belief in the importance of education and the desire to assist a student at UNCP.  The recipient must be a resident of North Carolina and an undergraduate.  Initial award will be to a student with a 3.0 QPA and with financial need.  First preference is given to a freshman.  The award is renewable as long as the student maintains an academic average of 2.5 QPA after the junior year.

David D. Parke Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship was established in memory of David D. Parke. Mr. Parke was a pre-med student at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, when he was drafted into the service during the Korean War; he was listed as Missing in Action in 1952. North Carolina residents or military-affiliated students enrolled in their junior or senior year of study with the intention of pursuing a health career are eligible to receive this renewable award. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.3 to 3.5 QPA and be full-time undergraduate students. The applications will be promoted through the HCAP program prior to being screened through the Financial Aid Office.

Pembroke Business and Professional Women’s Organization Career Advancement Endowed Scholarship

The Donor wishes to provide financial assistance to a mature woman who needs further education to obtain a promotion, to change to a more promising career field, or to return to the job market.

The recipients of the Pembroke Business and Professional Women’s Organization Career Advancement Endowed Scholarship will be residents of Robeson County, NC, with a demonstrated financial need and a major in any field of study, with first preference to Native American students. Recipients must maintain a minimum University QPA, be in their junior year, and be full-time undergraduate students. The award of $500.00 will occur half in the fall and half in the spring and is renewable.

Pembroke High School Class of 1961 Endowed Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until Fall 2014)

This scholarship is established by class members and friends as a legacy to honor the memory of class members and the high school that was established for Indian students in Pembroke, North Carolina, in 1924. Students were housed in the Indian Normal School, a state owned building. A new building was completed and dedicated in 1939. The completion of Pembroke High School enabled the Indian Normal School to separate its secondary and college branches. Pembroke High School launched its twenty-nine year journey with a faculty of eight and 229 students in grades eight through eleven. The intent of this scholarship is to establish an award which will affirm and promote the belief in the enduring value of education and to commemorate the memory and legacy of the Pembroke High School Class of 1961.

This endowed scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to recognize the relevance and the importance of the contributions of Pembroke High School graduates to this country and the belief that education is a means of broadening horizons, pursuing a meaningful career, and advancing the quest to serve all humanity. 

Candidates for this scholarship shall be graduates of Purnell Swett High School pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke; must have a GPA of 3.0 and maintain a 3.0 GPA as a junior and senior; and must demonstrate financial need. Recipients shall be enrolled members of a state- or federally-recognized Indian tribe. Recipients must have residential status from Robeson County. If there should be no qualified American Indian candidates, the scholarship would not be awarded.

Julian T. Pierce Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

This scholarship was established by the trustees of the Julian T. Pierce Memorial Fund for the purpose of creating a living memorial to Julian T. Pierce.  Mr. Pierce, a Lumbee Indian, was a humanitarian with great courage and foresight who demonstrated his concern for the poor and the underprivileged in Robeson County, NC.

The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a resident(s) of Robeson County, who is/are in financial need, and has/have demonstrated scholastic and leadership abilities.  The scholarship provides the student(s) with full tuition for an academic year.  It will normally be renewed each academic year providing the recipient(s) maintain a 3.0 QPA or better.

Gilbert D. Prevatte Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The donors wish to honor the memory of Mr. Tony Prevatte’s brother, Gilbert D. Prevatte, a 1979 UNCP graduate.  Eligible candidates are residents of Robeson County, NC, enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in any year of study.  The recipient must maintain a 3.0 QPA and may major in any area of study.  The amount of this scholarship will be awarded in two allotments: half in the fall semester and the remaining half in the spring semester.  The award will be renewable if funds are available.

The Percy Richardson Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Donors wish to assist in providing educational opportunities to Native American college students at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, an accredited four-year University.  Candidate selections shall be based upon the following criteria: (1) first preference shall be to Native Americans who are affiliated with a State Recognized Tribe or Terminated Tribe (as evidenced by proof of Tribal enrollment) situated on the East Coast as far west as the Ohio state line; second preference shall be to Federally recognized Native Americans; and last option would be to other students seeking to secure a degree with emphasis on American Indian Studies; (2) no subject major preference unless the scholarship is not awarded to a Native American, in which case, the recipient would have to be seeking a degree with emphasis on American Indian Studies; (3) a minimum University standard QPA; (4) no preference to year of study and is renewable for three additional years (total of four years); and, (5) full-time undergraduate status.  Applicant must carry at least 12-16 credits, depending upon the University’s requirements for full-time status.  If a freshman, the recipient is required to utilize the scholarship within nine months after high school graduation.  If the recipient experiences a medical or family hardship and withdraws from school, the recipient is required to return to school within one year in order to retain the scholarship.

Saint Albans Masonic Endowed Scholarship*

The members of the Lumberton St. Albans Masonic Lodge established this scholarship to help deserving youth in Robeson County, North Carolina receive a quality education. Criteria for award of these scholarships include residency in Robeson County, North Carolina and a minimum University standard QPA The recipient(s) shall demonstrate financial need, be in their freshman year of study and be registered as a full time student. Two scholarships will be awarded with award occurring half in the fall and half in the spring. The scholarship is not renewable.

Oscar R. Sampson Endowed Scholarship

Established by the family and friends of Oscar R. And Susie J. Sampson, this award is to be presented annually to a Native American student who has met all admission requirements to enroll, or who is currently enrolled at UNC Pembroke.  The recipient must possess those qualities of integrity, leadership, scholarship, and service that Mr. Oscar R. Sampson held so dear.  The recipient must be in need of financial assistance.  The award will cover tuition and fees for the academic year.

R.E. Smith, Jr., and Cora T.Y. Smith Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship has been designated for an academically talented Native American student demonstrating financial need. Funded by the S.C. Dames of the XVII Century, this scholarship was established in memory of R.E Smith, Jr., and Cora T.Y. Smith. Mrs. Smith was a former member of many genealogical societies. She was well loved and respected by all who knew her.

Staff Council Scholarship

Established to honor the staff and family members of UNCP staff, candidates for this award are full-time staff members (who have successfully completed probation) or the child or spouse of such a staff member. High school graduates applying must have a 2.0 GPA.

Student Book Scholarship

This scholarship was established by donors who observed that students struggling to pay tuition and fees may be unable to afford their textbooks. Any student may apply for this annual scholarship through the Financial Aid Office.

Earl A. And Ophelia Thomas Endowed Scholarship

Earl A. Thomas graduated from Pembroke Indian Normal School (the predecessor to today’s UNCP) in 1934 while his wife Ophelia Thomas graduated in 1933. Named in their memory, this scholarship is awarded annually to two academically talented Native Americans, first preference to one male and one female, who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 QPA and is renewable.

UNCP 50th Class Reunion Gold Endowed Scholarship

On behalf of the UNCP alumni, the Donor wishes to establish an endowed fund into which all 50th Class Reunion participants, and their friends or family, can make contributions during their respective homecoming years.  The Class of 1956 shall be the first 50th Reunion Class to contribute to this fund and shall therefore be credited with establishing this endowment in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Relations.

Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be either full-time or part-time, graduate or undergraduate students in any year of study, in any field or major and maintaining at least the minimum university standard QPA at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  First consideration shall be given to candidates of demonstrated financial need who are not receiving federal grant assistance.  There is no restriction of residency.

UNCP Friends of the Library Generalist Endowed Scholarship

 The Donor wishes to establish the UNCP Friends of the Library Generalist Endowed Scholarship, an endowed fund, to assist at least one undergraduate student per year at UNCP, depending upon fund availability.  The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to an undergraduate student who is not the recipient of a merit scholarship.

Candidates for consideration of this award shall be full-time undergraduate students in the sophomore, junior, or senior year of study at UNCP meeting a 3.0 minimum QPA standard restriction.  Candidates may be pursuing a degree in any major.  Candidates do not have to demonstrate financial need, and the award is renewable, but candidates must reapply each semester.

When awarded, the award shall be $500.00 per student per award and shall be credited to the recipient’s account.

This scholarship is awarded annually. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 1. The applications are evaluated based on a point system established by the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library and are judged by three members of that body and approved by the entire Board. Winners are announced and introduced at the annual benefit evening of the Friends of the Library, held during National Library Week in April. 

Dr. Sylvester Wooten Omega Psi Phi Scholarship

The Donors wish to honor Dr. Sylvester Wooten by establishing this scholarship in his name and provide financial assistance to members of Omega Psi Phi enrolled at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

The recipients of the Dr. Sylvester Wooten Omega Psi Phi Scholarship shall be XM members of Omega Psi Phi.  If no recipient is identified within the organization for a given academic year, the award will be held until an academic year in which a recipient can be identified within Omega Psi Phi.  The recipients must maintain a minimum 2.5 QPA and be of demonstrated financial need. There is no restriction of residency, major, year of study, or student status. The award is renewable if a new recipient cannot be identified.

 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIPS

Cherry Laurel Endowed Scholarship

The Donors wish to recognize students who persevere, overcoming one or more significant personal obstacles during their first two years at UNCP.  Inductees will not only receive scholarships, UNCP apparel, and recognition at the annual awards ceremony sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences; they will also have the opportunity to advise the UNCP administration on matters related to student success and mentor other UNCP students faced with obstacles. 

Each recipient will be a full-time student in his or her sophomore or junior year and must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.  There is no restriction of residency, and financial need is not a consideration.  The scholarship is renewable until the recipient’s fourth year of enrollment at UNCP as long as the recipient continues to meet the aforementioned criteria.

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS

DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES

Adolph L. Dial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Adolph Dial, the first chairman of the American Indian Studies Department at UNC Pembroke. The award is made annually to a student majoring in American Indian Studies.

Jane C. Oxendine Endowed Scholarship

The Jane Oxendine scholarship was established by the Pembroke Chapter of the UNCP Alumni Association in recognition of Mrs. Oxendine’s dedication to the preservation of the American Indian culture. The recipient must have a major or minor in American Indian Studies. The recipient shall be enrolled in good standing at the University and be in need of financial assistance. The recipient must be actively involved in cultural activities on and off campus.

Thomas Oxendine Endowed Scholarship

The Thomas Oxendine Endowed Scholarship is established by family and friends to honor his distinguished military service and life contributions to American Indian people. The family’s intent is to establish an award which will affirm and promote their belief in the enduring value of education with an appreciation for the academic discipline of American Indian Studies. The donor will commemorate the memory and legacy of the late Thomas Oxendine, who was the nation’s first American Indian Navy fighter pilot.  Thomas, a highly decorated officer who fought in WWII and in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, served his country with distinction. This endowed scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to recognize the importance and relativity of American Indian’s contribution to this country. The donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career but also in the quest to serve all humanity. 

Candidates qualified for this scholarship award shall be an American Indian Studies major pursuing an undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  Recipients are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA and must be a sophomore or above in order to qualify for the scholarship.  The Department Chair shall establish a committee to determine the recipient that is most deserving based on the criteria stipulated. The award will be made annually.

William Lonnie Revels, Sr. Memorial Scholarship*

The Donor wishes to establish this scholarship—a tribute to her husband’s lifelong commitment to education, entrepreneurship, and his American Indian heritage—to encourage and financially assist young American Indian students pursuing an education at UNC Pembroke. 

The recipients of the William Lonnie Revels, Sr. Memorial Scholarship shall be native residents of North Carolina majoring in American Indian Studies, Education, or Business at UNCP.  The awards should rotate within these majors—the first year awarded to an American Indian Studies major, the second year to an Education major, the third year to a Business major with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship, etc. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 QPA and be full-time undergraduate students in any year of study. The award will be made to an American Indian student of demonstrated financial need in the fall and is non-renewable.

Jim Thorpe Scholarship

This scholarship was established by UNCP professor and Thorpe scholar Dr. Robert Reising to reward a deserving student as well as to honor “the Greatest Athlete in the World.” Jim Thorpe, a Sac and Fox Indian, Olympic and professional athlete, was a one-time resident of North Carolina.  Criteria for award of this scholarship include a demonstrated financial need, full-time undergraduate student status, and, preferably, majoring in American Indian Studies. One scholarship will be awarded in the fall of the year. The scholarship is renewable.

DEPARTMENT OF ART

Gene Locklear Endowed Scholarship in Art

This scholarship was established by friends of Gene Locklear, a Pembroke native, former professional baseball player and renowned artist. Mr. Locklear’s paintings, primarily depicting Native Americans, have owners worldwide and include the governor of North Carolina and baseball legend Pete Rose. One of Mr. Locklear’s paintings was even selected to hang in the White House.

This scholarship is awarded annually to an Art major. The recipient is selected on the basis of artistic ability and/or need.

Laura Faye Lowry Locklear Scholarship in Art Education

Mr. Harold B. Locklear wishes to honor his deceased wife, and the mother of his children, by establishing a scholarship in her name. Laura Faye was an educator with the Public Schools of Robeson County before sickness required her to leave the classroom on medical disability. Mr. Locklear also taught in the public school after four years in the Marines and after retiring as a Master Sergeant from the North Carolina Air National Guard.

The Donor wants to give a deserving and qualified student the opportunity to attend school by providing financial assistance. Mr. Locklear remembers the hardships he endured while working toward a post-secondary degree and wants to help lighten the burden for someone else.

The recipient of the Laura Faye Lowry Locklear Scholarship in Art Education will be either a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in the junior or senior year of study working toward a degree in Art Education. Recipients shall be natives of the Prospect Community in Robeson County and be willing to remain and work at Prospect Elementary School if the opportunity presents itself. The award is based on demonstrated financial need and is renewable as long as the recipient maintains the minimum University QPA standard.

 Magenta Maynor Endowed Scholarship in Art*

Established in 2000 by her daughter, Dr. Jayne P. Maynor, this scholarship honors the memory of Magenta J. Maynor, a member of the UNCP class of 1949 who loved sharing the joy, beauty and enrichment of art with her students. The recipients of this scholarship will be residents of North Carolina with a major in art. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 2.5 QPA and be full time students. The two awards will occur half in the fall semester and half in the spring semester, can be made to students in any year of study and are renewable.

Paul Van Zandt Endowed Scholarship in Art

The Donors wish to honor Professor Paul Van Zandt, former Chair of the Department of Art, by providing a scholarship that will assist students in the achievement of their educational goals.  Professor Paul Van Zandt was an esteemed artist and faculty member at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke for 35 years until his retirement in 2005.  At the time of his retirement, Van Zandt had established his legacy as a teacher, mentor, sculptor and potter.  For these reasons, and to thank him for his service, this scholarship has been established to promote education among students majoring in Studio Art.

Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a full-time undergraduate student, in the sophomore, junior or senior year of study at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke declaring an Art Studio major.  This candidate shall maintain a minimum 3.0 QPA.  There is no restriction of residency and financial need should not be a consideration.  The Department of Art Selection Committee reserves the right to renew this award to a previously qualified recipient.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

Dr. Robert F. Britt Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Robert F. Britt scholarship was established by family, students, and friends to honor the memory of long-time faculty member and Biology Department Chairman, Dr. Robert F. Britt. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Biology major who has shown interest in the Plant Sciences.

The Ben Chavis, Grandmother Lela Locklear-Chavis, and Great-Great Grandfather John Archie Locklear/ Friends of the Library Endowed Scholarship

The Donor’s intent is to establish an award in honor of Ben Chavis, his grandmother, Lela Locklear-Chavis, great-great grand-father John Archie Locklear and ancestors, for their outstanding service and contribution to provide educational opportunities for young people. This award is established to affirm and promote their belief in the enduring value of education and in the importance of applying oneself in order to achieve success. This endowed scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to perform at an optimal level of excellence and to provide financial support as they pursue their field of study. The Donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many possibilities that come with a strong educational foundation.  

Candidates qualified for this scholarship shall major in math or a science related field of study, pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The Donor prefers that financial need is demonstrated; however, the Friends of the Library may use its discretion to determine the recipient which is most deserving. One award will be made annually.

GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Women in Science Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of the GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Women in Science Scholars Endowed Scholarship is to recognize outstanding scholarship, to provide an incentive for women science students to enter the science profession, and to provide students with a woman scientist mentor at GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Students’ QPA must remain at 3.0 or better to be eligible to continue to receive the award.

James Porter Mathematics and Environmental Sciences Endowed Scholarship

 The Donor wishes to recognize her father, whose guidance and example made a profound difference in the course her life has taken.  James Porter’s belief in the power of education influenced his daughter’s decision to pursue advanced degrees, and ultimately played a huge role in her success.  Equally important was this father’s impact on the way his daughter attempts to live her life: with spirit, passion, perspective, and a love of God, life, family, and community. 

The recipients of this scholarship will be students who have declared a major in mathematics, computer science, environmental science, the life sciences, or other related disciplines as they may be established at UNCP; maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA; have demonstrated financial need; a preference should be shown for Native American students.  The award is renewable.

Jepty Patrick Strickland Endowed Scholarship*

Ken Strickland, a businessman living in Mclean, VA, a native of Robeson County, and a graduate of Prospect High School class of 1959, wanted to provide an educational opportunity to UNCP students while honoring his father, Jepty Strickland. Therefore, he established the Jepty Patrick Strickland Endowed Scholarship.

His father, a Lumbee Indian, was a farmer in Robeson County and a lifelong member of St. Anna Church, believing strongly in the importance of religion in everyday life and in providing service to his community and fellowman. Mr. Jepty was committed to education for his children and worked diligently to provide guidance to his family towards that end.

Awards from this scholarship shall provide tuition assistance to candidates in their junior or senior year of study who are seeking a degree in: (1) teacher education; (2) Business; or (3) Science at UNC Pembroke. Through the year 2020, first preference shall be given to a candidate from a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe. However, in the absence of a qualified American Indian candidate, the scholarship shall have no racial or ethnic preferences. After 2020, this scholarship is open and available to all races, creeds and nationalities. The recipient must show promise, be of demonstrated financial need, and be a native or current resident of Robeson County. The recipient must maintain a minimum 3.25 QPA to be eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship is renewable as long as the requirements continue to be met.

Trinity Urgent Care and Family Practice Endowed Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until Fall 2015)

The Donor’s intent is to establish a scholarship that will affirm and promote her belief in the enduring value of education in the field of Nursing and the sciences.  The donor will commemorate the memory and legacy of her late mother, Viola Bullard Parsons, whose influence and encouragement inspired the Donor to pursue her dreams and aspirations.

This scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to recognize the importance and relativity of serving humanity through the field of medicine and/or healthcare clinical services.  The funding is given in the hopes that recipients will continue in the quest of lifelong learning in this field of study and to provide financial support as they pursue their vocation and training.  The Donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career; but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many possibilities that come with a good educational foundation.  

 Candidates for this scholarship shall be members of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe; nursing, chemistry, biology or pre-med majors pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The Donor prefers that the recipient be of demonstrated financial need; however the department may use its discretion to determine the recipient who is most deserving.  The award will be made annually.

UNCP Biotechnology Endowed Scholarship

The Donor wishes to recognize the efforts of Biotechnology majors and promote the advantages of Biotechnology as well as the advantages of higher education and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  A longtime member of the UNCP faculty, Dr. Leonard Holmes is promoting the sciences, biotechnology, and higher education, as well as giving back to the university that has been the cornerstone of his professional life by providing him good fortune and friendships. 

The recipient of the UNCP Biotechnology Endowed Scholarship will be a Biotechnology major.  In the event a deserving Biotechnology major cannot be identified, the award will be made to a Chemistry major.   Selection of the students will be made by the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Physics.  Recipients must maintain the minimum university standard grade point average and be full-time undergraduate students. The award will be made in any year of study and is renewable. 

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS

The Ben Chavis, Grandmother Lela Locklear-Chavis, and Great-Great Grandfather John Archie Locklear/ Friends of the Library Endowed Scholarship

The Donor’s intent is to establish an award in honor of Ben Chavis, his grandmother, Lela Locklear-Chavis, great-great grand-father John Archie Locklear and ancestors, for their outstanding service and contribution to provide educational opportunities for young people. This award is established to affirm and promote their belief in the enduring value of education and in the importance of applying oneself in order to achieve success. This endowed scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to perform at an optima

l level of excellence and to provide financial support as they pursue their field of study. The Donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many possibilities that come with a strong educational foundation.  

Candidates qualified for this scholarship shall major in math or a science related field of study, pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The Donor prefers that financial need is demonstrated; however, the Friends of the Library may use its discretion to determine the recipient which is most deserving. One award will be made annually.

The Doctors Cecil and Naomi Lee Conley Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry*

This scholarship documents the Donors’ wishes to support the area of study in which each of them specialized during their long and distinguished careers as faculty members.  In 1963, Dr. Cecil Conley became the chairman of Pembroke State University’s (now the University of North Carolina at Pembroke) Division of Science and Mathematics.  Dr. Naomi Lee, also a PSU alumna, was dean of women and assistant professor in the PSA Business Department.  Because of these ties to UNCP, the fact that they met and married while on the PSU campus, and because education had been their careers, these two now retired faculty members established the scholarships in 1993.  It has been their hope that these scholarships will benefit young people from the area.

Candidates for the Doctors Cecil and Naomi Lee Conley Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry shall be a Robeson County resident majoring in Chemistry, maintaining a 3.0 GPA, whose financial need may be considered but should not be a determining factor.  The Selection Committee shall consist of a University Committee in consultation with the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics.  Dr. Cecil Conley shall be invited to participate in the final selection.  

Jose and Dorothy D’Arruda Endowed Scholarship

The Donors wish to express their belief in the advantages of higher education and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in particular by establishing a scholarship that will provide incentive and support to young people who are entering the sciences.  As a longtime Professor of Physics and Chair of the Physical Science Department, Dr. Jose D’Arruda has an obvious attachment to his area of study.  His friend and partner since the age of 16, Dorothy D’Arruda holds two degrees from UNCP and taught high school level science for many years.  Both of these donors are lovers of the logic of science and have devoted a large part of their lives to the art of teaching.  In the hope that they might instill a sense of wonder and pleasure at the principles of nature and encourage a sense of awe at the order and beauty contained in the universe, the D’Arrudas have made this commitment to education at UNCP.  

The recipient of The Jose and Dorothy D’Arruda Endowed Scholarship will be an incoming or current student with a major (or an intent to major) in Physics.  Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA and be full-time undergraduate students. The award will be made in any year of study and is renewable.

The Mary Ann Elliott Endowed Scholarship*

The Donor wishes to support a financially deserving engineering student.  The recipients of The Mary Ann Elliott Endowed Scholarship will be residents of North Carolina studying toward a major in Engineering or Telecommunications-related field. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 2.5 QPA and may be full-time or part-time undergraduate students. The award will occur half in the fall and half in the spring semester, can be made in any year of study and is renewable.

William Robert George, Sr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established by A. Fred George in loving memory of his father, William Robert George. Mr. George was a Chemical engineer whose commitment to excellence both professionally and personally was a positive example to everyone who knew him. His support and encouragement were the key factors behind his three son’s success in the business world today. The recipient shall be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in chemistry. The recipient must be in financial need and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is renewable.

GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Women in Science Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of the GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Women in Science Scholars Endowed Scholarship is to recognize outstanding scholarship, to provide an incentive for women science students to enter the science profession, and to provide students with a woman scientist mentor at GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Students’ QPA must remain at 3.0 or better to be eligible to continue to receive the award.

Linda D. Oxendine Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1989 and endowed by contributions from family members and friends of the late Linda D. Oxendine, a long time UNC Pembroke employee with the Physical Science Department. It is awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in Physical Science.

James Porter Mathematics and Environmental Sciences Endowed Scholarship

 The Donor wishes to recognize her father, whose guidance and example made a profound difference in the course her life has taken.  James Porter’s belief in the power of education influenced his daughter’s decision to pursue advanced degrees, and ultimately played a huge role in her success.  Equally important was this father’s impact on the way his daughter attempts to live her life: with spirit, passion, perspective, and a love of God, life, family, and community. 

The recipients of this scholarship will be students who have declared a major in mathematics, computer science, environmental science, the life sciences, or other related disciplines as they may be established at UNCP; maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA; have demonstrated financial need; a preference should be shown for Native American students.  The award is renewable.

John E. Reissner Memorial Scholarship*

The Donors wish to honor their husband and father by establishing a scholarship in his memory.  A professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, Dr. John Reissner joined the UNCP faculty in 1976 and continued to teach in the phased retirement program until his death in April 2006.

Dr. Reissner was dedicated to sharing the wonder of science with his students. The recipients of this scholarship will demonstrate an eagerness for knowledge and enthusiasm for learning, especially in the sciences. The ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to kindness, community service and/or the welfare of others.

The recipients of the John E. Reissner Memorial Scholarship will be residents of North Carolina with a declared or intended major in Chemistry at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 QPA and be full-time undergraduate students, of demonstrated financial need, in the sophomore, junior, or senior year of study. The award is renewable.

Trinity Urgent Care and Family Practice Endowed Scholarship (Not to be awarded until Fall 2015)*

The Donor’s intent is to establish a scholarship that will affirm and promote her belief in the enduring value of education in the field of Nursing and the sciences.  The donor will commemorate the memory and legacy of her late mother, Viola Bullard Parsons, whose influence and encouragement inspired the Donor to pursue her dreams and aspirations.

This scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to recognize the importance and relativity of serving humanity through the field of medicine and/or healthcare clinical services.  The funding is given in the hopes that recipients will continue in the quest of lifelong learning in this field of study and to provide financial support as they pursue their vocation and training.  The Donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career; but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many possibilities that come with a good educational foundation.  

 Candidates for this scholarship shall be members of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe; nursing, chemistry, biology or pre-med majors pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The Donor prefers that the recipient be of demonstrated financial need; however the department may use its discretion to determine the recipient who is most deserving.  The award will be made annually.

UNCP Biotechnology Endowed Scholarship

The Donor wishes to recognize the efforts of Biotechnology majors and promote the advantages of Biotechnology as well as the advantages of higher education and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  A longtime member of the UNCP faculty, Dr. Leonard Holmes is promoting the sciences, biotechnology, and higher education, as well as giving back to the university that has been the cornerstone of his professional life by providing him good fortune and friendships. 

The recipient of the UNCP Biotechnology Endowed Scholarship will be a Biotechnology major.  In the event a deserving Biotechnology major cannot be identified, the award will be made to a Chemistry major.   Selection of the students will be made by the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Physics.  Recipients must maintain the minimum university standard grade point average and be full-time undergraduate students. The award will be made in any year of study and is renewable. 

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, THEATRE, AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES

David L. Dean, Jr. Memorial Scholarship*

The Donors wish to honor their friend and son, David, by establishing this scholarship in his memory. David was a multi-talented person who loved art, singing, reading, and playing the guitar. He was a poet with works published in Poets of America. David was also very intelligent carrying a 4.0 GPA in the first 11 years of school.  At 13 he was an Eagle Scout and at 14 received the God and Country Award.  He loved being a student at UNCP, especially enjoying his English and History courses.  His message to students today would be to “stay in school and give it your all” and to “finish what you start.”

The recipients of the David L. Dean, Jr. Memorial Scholarship shall be residents of Robeson County majoring in English. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 QPA and be full time undergraduate students at UNCP in any year of study. The recipients must be of demonstrated financial need and the award is renewable if funds are available.

Grace Loving Gibson Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship was established by students and friends of Grace E. L. Gibson, who taught composition, literature, journalism, and creative writing (1966-1986) in the Communicative Arts Department of UNC Pembroke. It is awarded annually to a talented student writer majoring in English, Theatre, and Languages who has demonstrated creativity and ability in communication.

Sue Betty Locklear Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Sue Betty Locklear Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established in 1991 by faculty, family, and friends to honor the memory of Sue Betty Locklear, who served as secretary for more than twenty-one years in the Department of Communicative Arts. The award is to be made annually to a non-traditional student who is in need of financial assistance and who has declared a major in either the Department of English, Theatre, and Languages or the Department of History.

Remember the 60s Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship was established by a group of interested individuals, organizations and corporations in Lumberton, NC who believe that the opportunity to assist students in pursuit of higher education in the area of performing arts is a worthwhile and necessary activity. Proceeds from the Remember the 60s production fund this scholarship.  First priority will be given to a resident of Robeson County who has participated in a Living History Club project during high school. Recipients will be students majoring in some aspect of performing arts to include but not limited to Music, Dramatic Literature & Performance, Arts Management, Theatre Education and Middle Grades Licensure.

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

The Ben Chavis, Grandmother Lela Locklear-Chavis, and Great-Great Grandfather John Archie Locklear/ Friends of the Library Endowed Scholarship

The Donor’s intent is to establish an award in honor of Ben Chavis, his grandmother, Lela Locklear-Chavis, great-great grand-father John Archie Locklear and ancestors, for their outstanding service and contribution to provide educational opportunities for young people. This award is established to affirm and promote their belief in the enduring value of education and in the importance of applying oneself in order to achieve success. This endowed scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to perform at an optimal level of excellence and to provide financial support as they pursue their field of study. The Donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many possibilities that come with a strong educational foundation.  

Candidates qualified for this scholarship shall major in math or a science related field of study, pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The Donor prefers that financial need is demonstrated; however, the Friends of the Library may use its discretion to determine the recipient which is most deserving. One award will be made annually.

Dr. Thomas E. and Cheryl E. Ross Endowed Scholarship in Geography

 The Donors wish to establish this scholarship to encourage the study of geography at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

The recipients of the scholarship will be full-time undergraduate students in any year of study, maintaining a minimum 2.5 QPA and must have completed at least six semester hours of geography at UNCP. Preference should be given to students who are seeking a minor or concentration in geography. When and if a major in Geography/Geo-Environmental Studies is established, preference will be given to a Geography major (though a Geo-Environmental Studies major may be considered if no Geography major or minor qualifies).  The faculty of the Department of Geology and Geography may also award this scholarship to a student, regardless of major, minor, or concentration, who earns a place on the State of North Carolina Geography Bowl Team and competes in competition held at the annual meeting of the Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers.

The recipient will be identified and the award made in the Spring of the year. The award is renewable if funds are available.  There is no restriction of residency, and financial need is not to be a consideration for awarding.

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

Captain Elizabeth Lord Baldwin Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

This scholarship was established in memory of Elizabeth Lord Baldwin.  Ms. Baldwin was a 1986 UNC Pembroke graduate with a B.A. in Political Science.  She was an involved and active student.  After graduation, Ms. Baldwin excelled in the US Army.  The recipient(s) will be a junior and/or senior maintaining a 3.0 or better QPA.  A North Carolina resident is preferred.  The recipient will be a political science major in the Department of Political Science or a history major in the Department of History.  Consideration may be given to an education major who has declared a major in political science or history.  Applicants will also have a demonstrated strong work ethic, personal achievement, and be in need of financial assistance.

John Green Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1984 and endowed by generous contributions from The Robesonian, family members, and friends of the late John Green (‘84).  The scholarship is given to a capable and energetic student who wishes to pursue a career in writing.  It will be awarded to a student majoring in History, Journalism, or Creative Writing.

Sue Betty Locklear Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Sue Betty Locklear Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established in 1991 by faculty, family, and friends to honor the memory of Sue Betty Locklear, who served as secretary for more than twenty-one years in the Department of Communicative Arts.  The award is to be made annually to a non-traditional student who is in need of financial assistance and who has declared a major in either the Department of English, Theatre, and Languages or the Department of History.

James C.  Maynor Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship was established by Dr. Jayne P. Maynor to honor her father, James C. Maynor, a member of the UNCP class of 1950 and generous benefactor. The recipients of the James C. Maynor Endowed Scholarship will be residents of North Carolina with a major in history. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 2.5 QPA and be full time undergraduate students. The award will occur half in the fall semester and half in the spring semester, can be made in any year of study and is renewable.

Clifton Oxendine Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship was established by family, colleagues, students and admirers to honor the late Dr. Clifton Oxendine who served UNC Pembroke from 1939 to 1970, first as Dean of the college and then as Professor Emeritus of American History.  This scholarship is awarded annually to a disadvantaged student majoring in American History with first preference to a Native American from Robeson or surrounding counties.

Max M. Weinstein Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Donor’s intent is to establish an award that will affirm and promote his belief in the enduring value of education and in the study of history.  The donor will commemorate the memory and legacy of his late father, Max Weinstein, who shared his belief in the usefulness and value of learning through history. This endowed scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to recognize the importance and relativity of history in the quest of life long learning and to provide financial support as they pursue this field of study. The donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many possibilities that come with a good educational foundation.  

Candidates qualified for this scholarship award shall be History majors pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The donor prefers that financial need is demonstrated; however, the department may use its discretion as to determine the recipient who is most deserving.  The award will be made annually.

DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION

John Green Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship was established in 1984 and endowed by generous contributions from The Robesonian, family members, and friends of the late John Green (‘84).  The scholarship is given to a capable and energetic student who wishes to pursue a career in writing.  It will be awarded to a student majoring in History, Journalism, or Creative Writing.

Newy Scruggs Sports Broadcasting Endowed Scholarship

After receiving success in various large markets across the country in the field of sports broadcasting, the Donor wishes to assist other young people who have chosen a similar career track by establishing the Newy Scruggs Sports Broadcasting Endowed Scholarship.  The primary requirement for candidates to be awarded this scholarship shall be students majoring in Mass Communication with plans to pursue a career in sports broadcasting, sports reporting or sports information.  Final preference will be given to any Mass Communication student who plans to participate in athletics at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  All candidates must be full-time undergraduate students in any year of study and maintain at least the minimum university standard QPA. 

Gene Warren Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring or intending to pursue a career in journalism or public relations.  It is based on academic performance.  The award is renewable.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Claude W. Berry Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship was established by family, friends, and students to honor the memory of Claude W. Berry, Jr., a renowned Robeson County educator.  Claude Berry served Robeson County as a seventh grade math teacher, Director of Exceptional Children in the Red Springs City School System and later as Director of Program Services for the Public Schools of Robeson County.  He also served as a part-time faculty member of UNCP in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

The recipient of this annual award shall be a Robeson County graduate with the declared major in mathematics and/or computer science.  The recipient will be chosen regardless of race, gender or financial need.  The recipient must maintain a 3.0 QPA or better.  The award is renewable.

The Ben Chavis, Grandmother Lela Locklear-Chavis, and Great-Great Grandfather John Archie Locklear/ Friends of the Library Endowed Scholarship

The Donor’s intent is to establish an award in honor of Ben Chavis, his grandmother, Lela Locklear-Chavis, great-great grand-father John Archie Locklear and ancestors, for their outstanding service and contribution to provide educational opportunities for young people. This award is established to affirm and promote their belief in the enduring value of education and in the importance of applying oneself in order to achieve success. This endowed scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to perform at an optimal level of excellence and to provide financial support as they pursue their field of study. The Donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many possibilities that come with a strong educational foundation.   

Candidates qualified for this scholarship shall major in math or a science related field of study, pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The Donor prefers that financial need is demonstrated; however, the Friends of the Library may use its discretion to determine the recipient which is most deserving. One award will be made annually.

Terry Nathaniel Chavis Scholarship*

This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a Purnell Swett High School graduate with a demonstrated financial need majoring in Computer Science.  Students granted this nonrenewable scholarship must maintain a 3.0 QPA and must be full-time undergraduate students in their freshman year of study.

The Wendy M. Hedgpeth Scholarship

The Donor is creating the Wendy M. Hedgpeth Scholarship in order to help students in financial need to overcome barriers and to reach their full potential.  Part of the criteria is that the recipient be pursuing a degree in Computer Science because the donor is passionate about technology and believes the country needs more technology focused talent.  The donor further requires that the student be involved in community service, as outlined below, and maintain a 2.5 GPA. The donor feels that, to be more appreciative of what one receives; one must work to earn it.

The recipients of the Wendy M. Hedgpeth Scholarship shall be undergraduate students, juniors or seniors, of either full or part-time status, majoring in Computer Science and maintaining a minimum 2.5 QPA.  The recipient shall be required to provide proof of community service – 20 hours per semester minimum – related to their field of study.  First preference shall be given to a candidate from a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe. Recipients shall be natives of Robeson County with demonstrated financial need. The award is renewable as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

Jason Wayne Hunt Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The Donor, on behalf of the Family and Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity, wishes to establish the Jason Wayne Hunt Endowed Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of Jason.

At the time of his death, Jason was a rising Junior at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke with Computer Science as his declared major. Jason’s strongest subjects were Science and Math, but he also loved helping children by tutoring them. He was active with his fraternity, Phi Sigma Nu; played softball and worked part-time while a full-time student.  This scholarship was established to carry Jason’s name and dream to deserving students seeking a goal and a dream of a college education. 

Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be residents of Robeson County, the state of North Carolina, showing financial need, a full-time undergraduate student in the sophomore year of study, majoring in Computer Science and maintaining the minimum university standard QPA. 

James Porter Mathematics and Environmental Sciences Endowed Scholarship

 The Donor wishes to recognize her father, whose guidance and example made a profound difference in the course her life has taken.  James Porter’s belief in the power of education influenced his daughter’s decision to pursue advanced degrees, and ultimately played a huge role in her success.  Equally important was this father’s impact on the way his daughter attempts to live her life: with spirit, passion, perspective, and a love of God, life, family, and community. 

The recipients of this scholarship will be students who have declared a major in mathematics, computer science, environmental science, the life sciences, or other related disciplines as they may be established at UNCP; maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA; have demonstrated financial need; a preference should be shown for Native American students.  The award is renewable.

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Bradley Alford Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of a gifted piano major that died of cancer in his senior year. It is awarded to a full-time Music major in his or her junior or senior year of study and is based on both musical talent and academic ability. The recipient must maintain a QPA of 3.0. When this scholarship reaches endowment, one $500 award will be given per year, but until that point, it will continue to be awarded pending available funds.

Dr. Gordon R. Gibson Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Gibson, who retired from a distinguished musical career in New York and served as a staff accompanist at UNCP before passing away in 2004, at the age of 80. This scholarship recognizes musical excellence and personal commitment to the Music Department. The candidate must be a full-time Music major at the undergraduate or graduate level with a minimum QPA of 2.5.

Angela B. Hodges Endowed Scholarship (not to be awarded until fall 2014)

This scholarship was established by family and friends to carry on the pride and tradition of Angela Hodges, a 1989 graduate of UNCP and an extremely talented musician. Angela brought her talent to every child she touched in and out of the classroom. The scholarship is awarded to a Music major, with preference going to an incoming freshman and a graduate of Lumberton Senior High School. Although this scholarship is not yet fully endowed, it will continue to be awarded pending available funds.

Doris B. Johnson Endowed Scholarship in Music

This scholarship was established by Dr. Kenneth Johnson in memory of his wife, who taught music education courses in the Music Department for many years. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is active in the Music Educators National Conference and who shows exceptional potential as a music teacher.

Margaret S. Jones Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Jones, wife of former chancellor, Dr. English E. Jones, to aid students in obtaining their educational goals. It is given annually to an outstanding Music major who has proven him/herself to be a dedicated student with exceptional talent and has exhibited a willingness to use this talent for the benefit of the department.

Richard Pisano Endowed Scholarship

The Pisano Family wants to provide an educational opportunity to deserving students at UNC Pembroke while honoring their father, Richard Pisano.  Their father believed strongly in education and always loved music.

The recipients shall be full-time, undergraduate students in their junior or senior year of study at UNCP. The recipients shall be Music majors and shall maintain a minimum 2.5 QPA. This scholarship shall be awarded to a native of North Carolina with demonstrated financial need. In order to have it touch the lives of more students, the scholarship is not renewable to a prior recipient.

Travis Stockley Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is named for the former director of the UNCP Musical Theatre program who passed away in an automobile accident in August of 2006. It is awarded to a Music student who has made significant contributions to the MusicalTheatre program. Although this scholarship is not yet fully endowed, it will continue to be awarded pending available funds.

George R. Walter Endowed Scholarship

The Donors wish to honor Dr. Walter for his many years of teaching and leadership in The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Music Department.

The recipient will be a full time student majoring in music. The recipient must maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA and be in the sophomore year of study.  The award will be made in the fall.  The recipient does not have to demonstrate financial need.  The award is renewable at the discretion of the department.  Although this scholarship is not yet fully endowed, it will continue to be awarded pending available funds.

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

Campbell Soup Company Student Nursing Endowed Scholarship

The Campbell Soup Company Student Nursing Endowed Scholarship was established in 1994 to be used for nursing scholarships for disadvantaged students enrolled in the RN Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Caring Touch Home Health Care Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

The Donor recognizes the shortage of nurse professionals practicing in Southeastern North Carolina and desires to help promote the advancement of this profession through financial support granted to a full-time nursing student.  The donor requests that the recipient demonstrate financial need and that priority be granted to a student planning to practice as a nurse in the surrounding counties, including Robeson, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Bladen, Columbus, and Cumberland Counties.  The Caring Touch Home Health Care Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a rising junior with a 3.0 QPA.  The award shall be renewable as long as funds are available and the recipient continues to meet the established criteria.  

H. Gail Davis Endowed Nursing Scholarship*

The Donors wish to honor H. Gail Davis by establishing this scholarship in her honor.  Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s family and friends recognize Ms. Davis for her 38 years of dedicated service to the nursing profession and her contributions that ensured consistent, quality patient care.

Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a resident of the state of North Carolina who is a full-time undergraduate student in the junior or senior year of study seeking a degree in Nursing and maintaining a 2.5 QPA at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. There is no restriction of financial need, and the award is renewable.

Mary McKenzie Edwards Endowed Scholarship*

A scholarship established by her daughter in loving memory, Mary McKenzie Edwards struggled to earn her degree in nursing in the 1930’s. This scholarship is designed to assist students enrolled in the University Nursing Program who are in financial need. Recipients must be residents of Robeson County with first preference for award to members and descendants of the Lumbee and Tuscarora tribes. The scholarship awards are available to all nursing students. Recipients must be in good academic standing.

Trinity Urgent Care and Family Practice Endowed Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until fall 2015)

The Donor’s intent is to establish a scholarship that will affirm and promote her belief in the enduring value of education in the field of Nursing and the sciences.  The donor will commemorate the memory and legacy of her late mother, Viola Bullard Parsons, whose influence and encouragement inspired the Donor to pursue her dreams and aspirations.

This scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to recognize the importance and relativity of serving humanity through the field of medicine and/or healthcare clinical services.  The funding is given in the hopes that recipients will continue in the quest of lifelong learning in this field of study and to provide financial support as they pursue their vocation and training.  The Donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career; but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many possibilities that come with a good educational foundation.  

 Candidates for this scholarship shall be members of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe; nursing, chemistry, biology or pre-med majors pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The Donor prefers that the recipient be of demonstrated financial need; however the department may use its discretion to determine the recipient who is most deserving.  The award will be made annually.

Joan Howard Wallace NCSDAR-AI Nursing Scholarship

The Donor, a nurse, is fulfilling a goal by establishing this scholarship at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke to provide financial assistance to a nursing student who is a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe and exhibits ability and promise in the nursing profession. 

The NCSDAR (North Carolina Society Daughters of the American Revolution) State Chairman-American Indians Committee was established in Washington, D.C. in 1941 to educate members of the DAR and school children about the Native American Culture and to provide funds for education of members of state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribes.  The Donor was appointed Chair of that organization in 2000.  The scholarship’s name reflects the DAR support and the American Indian Committee.

Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be of demonstrated financial need and a full-time nursing student in the sophomore to senior year of study at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.   There is no restriction for residency of any county and no minimum QPA is required.

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

Dr. Robert K. Gustafson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The recipient of the Dr. Robert K. Gustafson Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be at least a second semester sophomore, junior, or senior, majoring in Philosophy and/or Religion, who exemplifies high academic performance and positive intellectual leadership. Need shall not be a prerequisite. Half of the annual award shall be given in each fall and spring semester, and the award is renewable as long as the recipient remains in good standing with the Department of Religion and Philosophy. First preference shall be given to a longtime resident of North Carolina from Scotland, Robeson, or Cumberland County. 

Dr. George Lea Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The George Lea Harper, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established on March 24, 1995, in memory of Dr. George Harper, a former professor in the Philosophy and Religion Department, by his friends and colleagues. The recipients must major in Philosophy or Religion and meet all academic standards of the University. It is available to undergraduate students in any year of study as well as to graduate students. The recipients may be full-or-part-time status. There is no residency restriction and the scholarship is renewable.

 Marshall W. and Gertrude Locklear Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The Marshall W. and Gertrude Locklear Endowed Memorial Scholarship was initially established by family and friends in 1990 to honor the memory of Marshall W. Locklear.  In 2000, Gertrude Locklear’s name was added to honor her memory as well. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student from Robeson County who is working toward a degree in Religion.  The recipient should be a candidate for the ministry or plan to go into some form of full-time religious service.  The scholarship is renewable as long as the student makes satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree.

The Doctor Reverend Jerry Lowry Endowed Scholarship*

In 1990, Rev. Jerry Lowry established a Planned Gift with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Foundation.  Because this gift was prompted by his love of UNCP, upon his death, the gift endowed a scholarship in the Department of Philosophy and Religion.  The establishment of this scholarship affirmed Dr. Lowry’s strong belief in the importance of faith and serving others.

The recipients of the Doctor Reverend Jerry Lowry Endowed Scholarship will be residents of North Carolina, with preference going to a Robeson County native majoring or with a minor in Religion at UNC Pembroke.  Recipients shall be either full- or part-time undergraduate students of demonstrated financial need, maintaining a 3.0 QPA.  The award will be made half in the fall and half in the spring and is renewable as long as funds are available and the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

Ruth Martin Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1990 and endowed by family, friends, alumni, colleagues, and church groups in memory of Miss Ruth Martin, Associate Professor of Religion (1953-1985), for her many years of service to the University and the community.  The award is given annually to a student who is a Religion major preparing for full-time religious service.

The Ministry Through Education Endowed Scholarship (not to be awarded until 2011)

This scholarship was established by a donor to assist students who aspire to serve their fellow man and community through ministry.  The recipients will be either full- or part-time undergraduate students with a major in Religion, Religious Education, or Education with a concentration in Religion.  Recipients must maintain a minimum University QPA.

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Captain Elizabeth Lord Baldwin Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

This scholarship was established in memory of Elizabeth Lord Baldwin.  Ms. Baldwin was a 1986 UNC Pembroke graduate with a B.A. in Political Science.  She was an involved and active student.  After graduation, Ms. Baldwin excelled in the US Army.  The recipient(s) will be a junior and/or senior maintaining a 3.0 or better QPA.  A North Carolina resident is preferred.  The recipient will be a political science major in the Department of Political Science or a history major in the Department of History.  Consideration may be given to an education major who has declared a major in political science or history.  Applicants will also have a demonstrated strong work ethic, personal achievement, and be in need of financial assistance.

Walter L. Weisberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Political Science

The Weisberg scholarship was established by the Weisberg family in memory of Walter L. Weisberg, a professor of Political Science at UNC Pembroke, 1975-1981.  Recipients of the scholarship are selected on the basis of academic achievement.

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Jetter Bernard Locklear Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1988 by friends, family members, and Mrs. Francine Locklear in memory of her husband, Jetter Bernard Locklear this scholarship is awarded to an academically talented, economically disadvantaged Native American, who is pursuing a degree in the Human/Social Services.  The recipient of the scholarship will have declared a major in Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK

College of Arts and Sciences Endowed Scholarship for Social Work Majors*

The Donor wishes to establish the College of Arts and Sciences Endowed Scholarship for Social Work Majors at UNC Pembroke to honor the memory of a former student who successfully completed the requirements for a degree in Social Work in December 2002.

Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a resident of the state of North Carolina, demonstrating financial need, a full-time student in any year of study, majoring in Social Work and maintaining the minimum 2.5 QPA.  The scholarship is non-renewable.

Margaret Kennerdell George Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was funded by A. Fred George in loving memory of his mother, Margaret Kennerdell George.  Mrs. George, as a social worker, gave unselfishly of her time and compassion to enhance the lives of and provide opportunities for less fortunate children in Akron, Ohio.  Mrs. George was a true professional, respected by her peers and dearly loved by those whose lives she touched.  The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Social Work.  No restrictions apply regarding race or geographical domain; however, the recipient must qualify for financial assistance and maintain a 3.0 or higher QPA.  The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient makes the satisfactory progress in the program.

Mary T. Hill Endowed Scholarship in Social Work (Not to be awarded until Fall 2015)

The Donor’s intent is to establish an award which will affirm and promote her belief in the enduring value of education built on the premise that education should be used for the benefit and service of mankind.  The donor will commemorate the memory and legacy of her mother, Mary T. Hill, whose selfless acts of service improved the quality of life for her family and her community.   Her example inspired the donor to recognize the value of social work as a most important and influential discipline of study. The scholarship is meant to inspire the recipient to understand that life’s fulfillment and happiness may be enriched by the measure of what one invests and gives back to others.  The scholarship is to provide financial support to a deserving student who is pursuing the Social Work field of study.  The donor believes that education coupled with the desire to serve humanity is a means of broadening one’s horizons, and that a strong educational foundation is the basis of a fulfilling career and a happy life.   The scholarship should serve as a reminder that giving should be part of one’s continuous commitment to humanity.  

Candidates qualified for this scholarship award shall be social work majors pursuing an undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The donor prefers that financial need is demonstrated; however the department may use their discretion as to determine the recipient that is most deserving.  A GPA of 3.0 is preferred with preference to a Robeson, Bladen, Scotland, Cumberland, Hoke or a Columbus County resident.  The award will be made annually.

Jetter Bernard Locklear Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1988 by friends, family members, and Mrs. Francine Locklear in memory of her husband, Jetter Bernard Locklear.  The scholarship is awarded to an academically talented, economically disadvantaged Native American who is pursuing a degree in the Human/Social Services.  The recipient of the scholarship will have declared a major in Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work.

Dr. Von S. Locklear Memorial Scholarship in Social Work

The Dr. Von S. Locklear Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a sophomore or junior Social Work major to be used for a year of study.  Preference will be given to: (a) persons who demonstrate an appreciation for the Lumbee culture and tradition; (b) those who have demonstrated a commitment to the social work profession; and (c) a good QPA.  The scholarship is given in memory of Von Locklear who died of cancer in 1989 at the age of 36.  During his short adult life, Von consistently demonstrated an unconditional commitment to the profession of social work.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Jetter Bernard Locklear Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1988 by friends, family members, and Mrs. Francine Locklear in memory of her husband, Jetter Bernard Locklear.  The scholarship is awarded to an academically talented, economically disadvantaged Native American who is pursuing a degree in the Human/Social Services.  The recipient of the scholarship will have declared a major in Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work.

Arthur Wendell “A.W.” Oxendine Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Arthur Wendell “A.W.” Oxendine, a ten year veteran of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Department and a thirteen year veteran of the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department, died in the line of duty in 1993 as a result of injuries sustained in a hit-and-run traffic collision.  The scholarship is given in his memory to assist a student majoring in the field of Criminal Justice who demonstrates qualities of honesty and leadership and who has met the academic requirements of the University.

 

MAYNOR HONORS COLLEGE

Esther G. Maynor Scholarship

Born and raised in Robeson County, Esther Graham Maynor was the daughter of Duncan and Dovie Lowry Graham.  She married Therod “Horse” Maynor.  During WWII, Therod Maynor and Floyd Pike became friends and eventually business partners with Pike Electric in Mount Airy, NC.  Pike Electric is the largest electrical contractor in the southeast.  Therod passed away in 1967 and Mrs. Maynor stayed in Mount Airy.  Upon Mrs. Maynor’s death, she left in her will that her Trust Estate, minus some specific distributions that she listed, be given to the Trustees of UNC Pembroke for the purpose of establishing the Esther G. Maynor Scholarship. 

Eligible applicants will be students of the University Honors College who demonstrate financial need as outlined by the University’s financial aid guidelines.  Residence, major, or year of study will not apply, although preference will be given to graduates of North Carolina high schools.  Applicants and awardees must maintain good standing within the Honors College and must be full time students.

The number of scholarships awarded will be dependent on the amount of income generated by the endowment.  The amount of each scholarship will vary with need at the discretion of the Dean of the Honors College.

UNCP Friends of the Library Endowed Scholarship

 The Donors wish to establish the UNCP Friends of the Library Endowed Scholarship, an endowed fund, to assist at least one Honors College student per year at UNCP, depending upon fund availability.  The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to an Honors College student who is not the recipient of a merit scholarship.

Candidates for consideration of this award shall be full-time undergraduate students in the sophomore, junior, or senior year of study at UNCP meeting a 3.0 minimum QPA standard restriction.  Candidates may be pursuing a degree in any major.  Candidates do not have to demonstrate financial need, and the award is renewable, but candidates must reapply each semester.

When awarded, the award shall be $250.00 per student per award and shall be credited to the recipient’s account.

 

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS

The Jackie Parker Adams Endowed Scholarship*

The Donors wish to establish this endowment to honor the life of Jackie Parker Adams, a 1980 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be a full time student at UNCP in any year of study, majoring in Business and maintaining a 3.0 QPA.  Recipient must be of demonstrated financial need and be a resident of North Carolina.  As part of the application process, candidate must submit a short essay explaining why he/she should receive the award.

Century 21—The Real Estate Center Endowed Scholarship

The Donor wishes to encourage young men and women to pursue an education in the field of business by establishing a scholarship that will provide incentive and support. CENTURY 21 The Real Estate Center supports the mission of higher education in general and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in particular, and hopes to promote careers in business by sponsoring this award.  As a longtime leader in the Lumberton business community, CENTURY 21 feels a civic responsibility towards the residents of the area, and intends this award to demonstrate the seriousness of their commitment to the growth and prosperity of this area.     

Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be a resident of Robeson County in the state of North Carolina and a full time undergraduate student in the School of Business who has committed to business as a major, and is maintaining a 3.0 GPA at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The scholarship may be re-awarded annually to the same student assuming he or she meets the criteria above.

The Doctors Naomi Lee and Cecil Conley Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration*

This scholarship documents the Donors’ wishes to support the area of study in which each of them specialized during their long and distinguished careers as faculty members.  In 1963, Dr. Cecil Conley became the chairman of Pembroke State University’s (now the University of North Carolina at Pembroke) Division of Science and Mathematics.  Dr. Naomi Lee, also a PSU alumna, was dean of women and assistant professor in the PSU Business Department.  Because of these ties to UNCP, the fact that they met and married while on the PSU campus, and because education had been their careers, these two now retired faculty members established the scholarships in 1993.  It has been their hope that these scholarships will benefit young people from the area.

Candidates for award of The Doctors Naomi Lee and Cecil Conley Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration shall be a Robeson County resident majoring in Business Administration, maintaining a 3.0 GPA, whose financial need may be considered but should not be a determining factor.  The Selection Committee shall consist of a University Committee in consultation with the Dean of the School of Business.  Dr. Naomi Lee Conley shall be invited to participate in the final selection.  

Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the generosity of independent insurance agents throughout North Carolina to provide scholarship support to sophomores, juniors and senior students with a declared major in Business. The recipients must meet all academic requirements of the University. The award amount will paid half in the fall and spring.

Curt and Catherine Locklear Endowed Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until Fall 2014)

This scholarship is established by family and friends to commemorate the memory and legacy of the late Curt Locklear’s distinguished military service record and dedication as a father, husband, and successful American Indian business leader. His life contributions helped to advance and develop economic, educational, social, and political opportunities for Lumbee Indians in Robeson County and beyond.

Further, this gift is given in honor of Catherine Locklear, a devoted wife, mother, and business partner whose selfless acts of service helped to improve the quality of life for her family and community.  The scholarship is meant to inspire the recipient to understand that life’s fulfillment and happiness may be enriched by the measure of what one invests and gives back to others.  The award shall promote the importance of a strong educational foundation as a means of pursuing a meaningful career, in the quest to serve all humanity. 

Candidates for this scholarship shall: major in Business while pursuing an undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke; maintain a 3.0 GPA; be a sophomore, junior or senior; and, demonstrate financial need. Recipients shall be enrolled in a State of North Carolina- or federally-recognized tribe. Recipients must have residential status from one of the following counties: Robeson, Cumberland, Scotland, or Hoke.  The award will be made annually as long as funds are available.

Ralph H. Lowry Family Endowed Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until Fall 2014)

The Donor wishes to honor Mr. Ralph H. Lowry, former chairman of the board of trustees of The Cherokee Indian Normal School of Robeson County, which eventually became UNCP, by creating this scholarship.

The recipient of the Ralph H. Lowry Family Endowed Scholarship will be an enrolled member of a state- or federally-recognized Indian tribe.  The recipient must maintain a QPA that meets the University standard and be an undergraduate of either full- or part-time status.  Incoming freshmen as well as current students will be eligible.  The recipient will be pursuing a major that is within the School of Business and will reside in Robeson County, NC.  Financial need should be considered.  The award is renewable to the same recipient.

Carl and Dennie Meares Endowed Scholarship

The Donor’s intent is to establish an award to affirm and promote their belief in the enduring value of education and in the importance of applying oneself in order to achieve success.  This endowed scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to perform at an optimal level of excellence and to provide financial support as they pursue their field of study.  The Donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many possibilities that come with a strong educational foundation.

The recipients of this scholarship will be undergraduate business majors and maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA. Incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be eligible.  The Donor prefers that financial need is demonstrated; however, the Dean of the School of Business may use his discretion to determine the recipient who is most deserving.   The award is given annually and is renewable.

Coach Mario and Elizabeth Poletti Memorial Scholarship for Service

The children of Coach Mario and Elizabeth Poletti wish to honor their mother and their father, who dedicated his life to teaching, coaching, and service to family, church, and community. 

The scholarship is open to a UNCP football student-athlete in any year of study and is renewable. The recipient shall be a business major (or intend to study business if no major declared), have a minimum 3.0 QPA, be a full-time undergraduate student, and show a record of previous service to family, church, school, and community.   Selection will be made by a committee appointed by the Dean of the School of Business and will include the current UNCP Football coach.

Nelson Price & Associates Scholarship

Nelson Price & Associates, PA, wish to promote the efforts of the School of Business.  Nelson Price & Associates, PA, has been a model of good business practice with a foundation that has been built on honesty, integrity, hard work, and customer service.  Several employees of the firm are UNCP graduates, including Greg and Andy Price.  The firm recognizes the value of higher education and the values of UNCP to the region and wishes to assist students as they strive to enhance their knowledge and college experience.    

The recipient shall be a business major, and the scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of a committee formed under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Business.

William Lonnie Revels, Sr., Memorial Scholarship*

The Donor wishes to establish this scholarship—a tribute to her husband’s lifelong commitment to education, entrepreneurship, and his American Indian heritage—to encourage and financially assist young American Indian students pursuing an education at UNC Pembroke. 

The recipients of the William Lonnie Revels, Sr. Memorial Scholarship shall be native residents of North Carolina majoring in American Indian Studies, Education, or Business at UNCP.  The awards should rotate within these majors—the first year awarded to an American Indian Studies major, the second year to an Education major, the third year to a Business major with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship, etc. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 QPA and be full-time undergraduate students in any year of study. The award will be made to a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe who is of demonstrated financial need in the fall and is non-renewable.

Jepty Patrick Strickland Endowed Scholarship*

Ken Strickland, a businessman living in Mclean, VA, a native of Robeson County, and a graduate of Prospect High School class of 1959, wanted to provide an educational opportunity to UNCP students while honoring his father, Jepty Strickland. Therefore, he established the Jepty Patrick Strickland Endowed Scholarship.

His father, a Lumbee Indian, was a farmer in Robeson County and a lifelong member of St. Anna Church, believing strongly in the importance of religion in everyday life and in providing service to his community and fellowman. Mr. Jepty was committed to education for his children and worked diligently to provide guidance to his family towards that end.

Awards from this scholarship shall provide tuition assistance to candidates in their junior or senior year of study who are seeking a degree in: (1) teacher education; (2) Business; or (3) Science at UNC Pembroke. Through the year 2020, first preference shall be given to a candidate from a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe. However, in the absence of a qualified American Indian candidate, the scholarship shall have no racial or ethnic preferences. After 2020, this scholarship is open and available to all races, creeds and nationalities. The recipient must show promise, be of demonstrated financial need, and be a native or current resident of Robeson County. The recipient must maintain a minimum 3.25 QPA to be eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship is renewable as long as the requirements continue to be met.

UNCP School of Business Faculty Scholars Endowed Award

The Donor, comprised of faculty members from the School of Business, wishes to establish the Business Faculty Scholars award; this award signifies these educators’ belief in the value of a degree earned from the UNCP School of Business.  Moreover, these donors take pride in implementing an award that is funded exclusively by faculty and which will be awarded to a student who embodies those qualities that best characterize a successful undergraduate scholar.  Therefore, while this agreement will set forth the basic criteria for the award, the committee that recommends the annual recipients may use its discretion in selecting a scholar who they feel most personifies the intent of an award titled Business Faculty Scholars.  If no qualified applicant is found, the award will be postponed until such time as one is identified.

Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be full-time junior-level Business majors who are preparing to enter their senior year, who have a minimum quality point average of 3.5, with a preference for students who completed most of their hours at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The recipient will be identified and the award made in the spring of the year.

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, FINANCE, AND DECISION SCIENCES

BB&T Finance and Banking Endowment

The Finance and Banking Endowment is designed to provide opportunities for students who are majoring in finance and to provide funds for the development of a strong academic environment. The endowment will be used to fund student scholarships in finance and banking. It will also be used to provide research support for faculty, leading-edge banking and financial services software packages, computer and other technological equipment, special library resources, and other needs that cannot be met with state funds alone. The goal of the endowment is to ensure a strong academic program that will produce viable, marketable students in finance and banking.

  

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS

AIR FORCE ROTC PROGRAM

Stacy Ryan Locklear Air Force ROTC Endowed Scholarship Fund*

The Donors wish to establish a scholarship to honor the memory of Stacy Ryan Locklear, who profoundly impacted the lives of his father, family, and friends. Ryan was a vibrant 3-year-old who passed away unexpectedly on July 25, 2004.  He was proud of his dad, who was commissioned an Air Force officer in 1989 through the UNCP Air Force ROTC Program. 

The Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) curriculum teaches leadership, follower-ship, communication skills, management, and a myriad of other essential skills and is designed to prepare students to assume positions of increasing responsibility in the modern Air Force.

Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe and a resident of Robeson County. The candidate shall be a full-time, undergraduate student in the junior or senior year of study participating in the Air Force ROTC Program at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The candidate shall maintain a 3.0 QPA and must be of demonstrated financial need.

ARMY ROTC PROGRAM

Faye Nye Lewis Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship, generously supported by Ms. Lewis, is awarded annually to a sophomore ROTC candidate who has completed his or her freshman year as a Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) student.  It is to provide funds for the student’s sophomore year as an ROTC cadet, and is based on his/her overall achievement.

DEPARTMENTS OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and EDUCATIONAL SPECIALTIES

Marcus W. Avent Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The donor wishes to honor the memory of his son-in-law, Marcus Warren Avent.  Marc grew up in Lumberton, North Carolina, and received a business degree from UNCP in 1994.  He was a valued manager for Regional Acceptance Corporation and was well respected by his colleagues. He was also a dedicated husband and father. 

Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a resident of the state of North Carolina and a full-time undergraduate student in the junior or senior year of study at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  Candidate must maintain a 3.0 QPA and be working toward a degree in Education.

Adolph and Dorothy L. Blue Family Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship is being established in honor of Dorothy Locklear Blue and in memory of Adolph Blue.  Dorothy, a 1955 graduate of UNCP, is a retired educator having worked in the Public Schools of Robeson County for 38 years.  Adolph, former Assistant Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at UNCP, retired in 1991 with 25 years of service.  The Donors wish to establish this scholarship to stress the importance of education and to support students seeking degrees in the teaching profession.  Education at UNCP is a family legacy established five generations ago by Dorothy’s grandfather, Anderson Locklear (Locklear Hall), and continues to this day.

The recipients of the scholarship will be residents of Robeson County with a declared major in Education. Recipients must maintain the minimum University QPA and be full-time undergraduate students of demonstrated financial need in their junior or senior year of study. The award is renewable as long as funds are available.

James Knox Braboy Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The Donor wishes to honor the memory of Mr. James Knox Braboy by establishing a scholarship that will recognize his dedication to the teaching profession and to acknowledge his lifelong passion for educating under-served children.  Mr. Braboy received his two-year diploma from the Indian Normal School (now UNCP) in 1928 and returned in 1958 to receive his four-year degree in Education.  In 1970 he was named South Carolina’s Teacher of the Year and one of the top three teachers in the nation.

After his death in 1976, Mr. Braboy was described as being “a just and kind man,” serving his people faithfully, and walking humbly with God.  His main purpose in life was to see that the Indian children at Leland Grove School (Dillon, South Carolina) got the best education that he could provide them with the limited resources available to him.

Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe and a legal resident of Robeson County in the junior or senior year of study seeking a degree in Education at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  Candidate may be a part-time or full-time undergraduate, but must maintain the University’s minimum QPA standard and be of demonstrated financial need.  The award is renewable.

Mary Elizabeth Jones Brayboy Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of Mary Elizabeth Jones Brayboy, eligible recipients of this scholarship are Native American women enrolled as full-time undergraduate students majoring in Education. Recipients of this renewable scholarship must maintain a 3.0 QPA.

John J., Lela, and Steve Brooks Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

The scholarship was established in memory of John J. Brooks by the Brooks family. John J. Brooks was a Native American alumnus of the institution and a teacher in the local public schools for many years. The family wishes to honor their deceased mother, Lela Brooks, and brother, Steve Brooks, by adding their names to the existing scholarship.

The recipient shall be a Native American graduate of the Public Schools of Robeson County who shows academic promise, who has demonstrated need for financial assistance in attending college, who intends to study and pursue a career in education with the Public Schools of Robeson County, and who by virtue of birth, affiliation, or experiences is genuinely committed to encouraging the study, understanding, and preservation of Native American history, tradition, and culture. Recipient must maintain the university minimum standards of 2.5 QPA and be a full-time undergraduate student. The award shall occur in the fall and is renewable.

Class of 1955 Endowed Scholarship

Having greatly benefited from the existence of this educational institution, and recognizing the impact of a college education upon the quality of their lives, the donors have established the Class of 1955 Endowed Scholarship at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke as a testament of their gratitude and appreciation.

Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe.  The candidate shall be a first-semester senior at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, majoring in Education, with plans to go immediately into the teaching profession.  This award is not based upon financial need and is non-renewable.  The candidate must be full-time status and must maintain a 2.5 QPA.  There is no restriction on residency.

James H. and Katherine B. Dial Endowed Scholarship in Education*

The Donor wishes to honor James H. Dial, the patriarch of the Dial Family and lifelong educator and community leader, by establishing the James H. and Katherine B. Dial Endowed Scholarship in Education.  Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a Native American resident of Robeson County, North Carolina, showing financial need, who is either a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in the junior year of study, majoring in Education (K-7) and maintaining a 3.0 QPA. Scholarship is non-renewable.

Ruby Carter Dial Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Donors wish to recognize distinguished service to education as a teacher, administrator, counselor and mentor to young people.  Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be residents of Robeson County, the state of North Carolina, who are either full-or-part time undergraduate students in their junior year of study, and maintaining a 3.0 QPA at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The $500.00 annual award is merit based; candidates do not have to be of financial need.  First preference will be given to a Robeson County member of a state- or federally-recognized American tribe who is enrolled in the teacher certification program, not receiving other financial aid, with demonstrated community service, involvement and experience in American Indian Youth programs and activities.  The award will be made half in the fall and half in the spring and the award shall not exceed $500 per year.  The award will be renewable if funds are available.

Dial-Chavis SNCAE Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed in 1992 by Harriet Caligan Dial, UniServ Director of NCAE, and wife of UNC Pembroke Professor Emeritus, Dr. Adolph L. Dial. It honors longtime Robeson County educator Agnes Hunt Chavis who served the NEA in leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels. The award is presented annually to a junior or senior education (or related academic field) major who plans to teach in the public schools. Candidates must be members of the SNCAE-UNCP Chapter. The choice of a recipient will be based on academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship is renewable.

Dr. Carl M. Fisher Memorial Scholarship

The Donors wish to honor their husband and father, Dr. Carl M. Fisher, who died March 30, 2006, after 37 years of service to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, by establishing this scholarship in his memory. Dr. Fisher was employed at UNCP from 1967 until his retirement in 1994. While at UNCP he worked as a professor in the Education Department and an administrator.  One of his greatest aspirations was to teach in a way that would encourage students to want to continue their education.  Therefore, this scholarship is being established to help a deserving student in the School of Education achieve her or his ultimate goal of an undergraduate or graduate degree at UNC Pembroke.

The recipients of the Dr. Carl M. Fisher Memorial Scholarship must have a declared major in Education and maintain a minimum 3.0 QPA. Recipients may be either part- or full-time undergraduate students in their junior or senior year of study or graduate students. There is no restriction of residency or financial need. The award is renewable if funds are available.

Brian Freeman Endowed Scholarship for Teaching Excellence*

The Donor wishes to establish this scholarship to commemorate his selection as the National Education Association’s Teaching Excellence Award recipient for 2003.  Brian is the first teacher from North Carolina to receive this honor.  He would like to financially assist a K-6 Elementary Education major at UNCP to follow in his footsteps and to encourage him/her to make a positive impact in the lives of children.

Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a resident of Robeson County who is a full time undergraduate student in the junior year of study, majoring in K-6 Elementary Education and maintaining a 3.0 QPA at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The recipient does not have to be of demonstrated financial need.

James Leon and Christine Roberts Hunt Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Donors wish to honor the patriarch and matriarch of the Hunt Family by establishing the James Leon and Christine Roberts Hunt Endowed Memorial Scholarship.   Leon, UNCP Class of 1950, and Christine, UNCP Class of 1957, were the first members of their respective families to earn a college degree. They were both retired educators in Robeson County, North Carolina collectively working a total of 60 years. Leon and Christine believed strongly in education and worked hard to provide educational opportunities for their six sons, four of whom are also graduates of UNCP.

Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be of demonstrated financial need, a full-time undergraduate student in the junior or senior year of study at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke majoring in Education and maintaining a 2.5 QPA.

James S. and Patricia Clark Hunt Family Endowed Scholarship

The Donors, both graduates of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, recognize the importance of UNCP to the American Indian population in Robeson County and acknowledge that, without this great Institution, obtaining an education would have been almost impossible for them.  They further acknowledge that the University’s founding fathers worked very hard to establish this University to offer an education that would lead to a better quality of life and success in life. Obtaining a college education greatly affected and benefited the Donors’ family and has given them the desire and the financial means to give back to the University. Many lifelong friendships were established by the Donors while at UNCP in the 1950s and are still enjoyed and valued today. 

The recipients may be either full-or-part-time students, in their junior or senior year of study, majoring in Education. The recipients must maintain a 2.5 QPA in order to retain the award.  There is no restriction of residency. The award is renewable as long as funds are available and the recipient remains in good standing by continuing to meet the criteria of the scholarship.  The recipients must be of demonstrated financial need.

Herman and Louise M. Jenkins Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

This scholarship was established by the family as a living memorial in honor of Herman and Louise M. Jenkins who were life-long residents of Richmond County, NC.  It is designed to help students who are in need of financial assistance to continue their education at UNC Pembroke.  First preference will be given to students from Richmond County who are planning to teach in Richmond County.  Students must demonstrate that they are deserving of this award on the basis of achievement, motivation, and hard work.

Wendy Lee Klenotiz Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in loving memory of UNCP student Wendy Lee Klenotiz by her family and friends. The recipient shall be a female full-time rising junior or senior student majoring in special education. The recipient must maintain at least a 2.7 grade point average to receive and maintain the award. The award is renewable each year. Preference will be given to students involved in athletics and with special health needs. Financial need will be taken into consideration.

Anderson N. Locklear Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the descendants of Anderson N. Locklear in 1990 to honor the memory of this pioneer educator (1870-1934), who served for forty-two years as a teacher and principal in the Native American schools of Robeson County. Mr. Locklear was a member of the first class of the old Normal School (later to become UNC Pembroke), where he served as a trustee for many years.  Locklear Hall, which houses the Department of Art on the UNC Pembroke campus, is named in his honor. Awarded annually to a Native American student majoring in teacher education, the scholarship may be renewed as long as the recipient is in good standing.

Louise Bell Locklear Memorial Scholarship*

The Louise Bell Locklear Memorial Scholarship is being established in honor of the life and accomplishments of Mrs. Louise Bell Locklear. Growing up as a child of the Depression in rural Robeson County, Louise, like most other children, struggled with poverty as well as racial inequities that were prevalent in the South at that time. She attended school in the Saddletree community, and, at an early age, family and teachers began to notice that Louise excelled in her studies. Her parents had the foresight to encourage the prospect that she one day be the first college graduate in her family. The magnitude of that ambition, at that time, could be compared in today’s society to a child aspiring to be Governor of a state.

Her parents arranged for her to attend high school in Pembroke because there was a better educational opportunity than in her rural country high school. In the early 1900’s, when traveling a couple of miles from home was virtually unheard of, Louise traveled 16 miles in hopes of securing a college education. Sadly, upon completion of high school, there was not enough money to pay for her dream. She lived her adult life as most women of that era did—married, bore and raised eight children, lived on a farm—and like most of her community, struggled daily with the legacy of poverty. However, she never lost her resolve about the benefit of education. Through hard work, diligence, and prayer, Louise saw six of her eight children receive college degrees. Her life ended abruptly at age 62, but her dreams and aspirations will continue to live through future generations.

The recipient of the Louise Bell Locklear Memorial Scholarship shall be a second-semester sophomore, junior, or senior at UNCP, enrolled either part-time or full-time and majoring in Education. Recipients must be residents of North Carolina, must maintain a minimum 2.5 QPA, and be of demonstrated financial need. The award will be made half in the fall and half in the spring and is renewable as long as the above criteria are met and the recipient is in good standing with the University. First preference shall be given to a female member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe; however, if a suitable candidate cannot be identified, the preference does not apply.

Pearlie Locklear Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a Native American student majoring in Early Childhood Education, the scholarship is made possible by gifts from the Pearlie Locklear family. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship may be renewed as long as the recipient is in good standing at the University.

Josephine B. Lucente Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Josephine Burnett Lucente, an alumna of UNCP and retired elementary school teacher, so that aspiring teachers may reap the many benefits of a college education and a teaching career.  The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a sophomore or junior elementary education major with a strong background in basic skills such as reading and mathematics.  Recipient must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, be in financial need, and be of good character.

Lumbee Regional Development Association (LRDA) Early Childhood Development Endowed Scholarship*

The Donor wishes to help students seeking a degree in Early Childhood Education (Birth through Kindergarten) by establishing the LRDA Early Childhood Development Endowed Scholarship.  Candidate selections shall be based upon:  a Robeson County resident of full-time enrollment; classification as a Junior; an Early Childhood (Birth to Kindergarten) major; adherence to the minimum University QPA; and, of demonstrated financial need.   The award shall be made half in the Spring and half the succeeding Fall.

The George H. Martino Endowed Memorial Scholarship

His daughter Georgiann M. George established this scholarship in loving memory of Mr. George H. Martino.  Mr. Martino lived his life as a positive example to all who had the joy of knowing him. He was a quiet and compassionate man, a good husband, a loving father and a nurturing grandfather.  He is remembered as an untiring volunteer who gave unselfishly to those less fortunate than he was.

Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a full time undergraduate student at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in any year of study.  They must have a declared major in Education and be of demonstrated financial need.  Candidate must maintain a 3.0 QPA.

The Ministry through Education Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a donor to assist students who aspire to serve their fellow man and community through ministry.  The recipients will be either full- or part-time undergraduate students with a major in Religion, Religious Education, or Education with a concentration in Religion.  Recipients must maintain a minimum University QPA.

Charlie H. Moore and Marie Sampson Moore Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

This scholarship was established by Mary M. Moorehead to honor the memory of her parents who lived in the Prospect community near the campus of UNCP.  Mr. Moore graduated from the Cherokee Indian Normal School in 1930 and taught for many years in the Robeson County Schools.  Mrs. Moore was a homemaker.  This award is given in recognition of the Moores as nurturing parents and contributing citizens.  The recipient of the annual award shall be a full-time junior or senior education major who plans to teach in the public schools.  Priority will be given to a candidate whose emphasis is on elementary education.  The recipient must maintain at least a “B” grade point average to receive and maintain the award.  Financial need may also be a consideration.  The award is renewable.

Al Parnell Endowed Memorial Scholarship*

 Mr. Parnell, respectfully known as “Mr. P” by his students, taught history, social studies, and citizen education for 29 years in the Public Schools of Robeson County. His career included terms at Pembroke Sr. High School and Purnell Swett High School, formerly known as West Robeson High School.  Along with his teaching responsibilities, “Mr. P” coordinated the Student Government Association (SGA), the concession stand in school and at all the sporting events, and the Teacher Cadet program; coached the girls’ tennis team in the fall and the boys’ tennis team in the spring; assisted with dances and proms; and took Purnell Swett High School students for tutoring once a week at Prospect School.  He was a member of the Robeson County Fair Board and served in the past as Board president. He was active in his church, Beulah Baptist Church of Lumberton, N.C., serving as deacon, Sunday School superintendent, and Sunday School teacher. For the past four years since his retirement from the Public Schools of Robeson County, Al had taught Social Studies at Dillon High School in Dillon, South Carolina. 

The recipients of this scholarship shall be Robeson County residents and graduates of the Public Schools of Robeson County pursuing a degree in Education. Recipients shall maintain a 2.5 QPA. The recipients shall be undergraduate students in any year of study.  The scholarship is based on demonstrated financial need. The award is renewable.

The Progress Energy Endowed Scholarship (Formerly the CP&L Scholarship)

This scholarship is awarded to an Education major with a GPA Status of 3.5.  The student must be pursuing a teacher certification in Math or Science and demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and desire to succeed.

Progress Energy Teaching Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an Education major with at least a 3.5 GPA.  The student receiving this scholarship will demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential (involvement in university clubs/organizations and nonprofit and religious organizations), and the desire to succeed.

Prospect High School Class of 1959 & Faculty International Travel Fund

Ken Strickland wishes to create the Prospect High School Class of 1959 & Faculty International Travel Fund in honor of his teachers and classmates whose inspiration and encouragement helped him attain success in life. The goal of this travel fund is to provide financial assistance to teacher education majors at UNCP who are natives of Robeson County, and are committed to teaching in the Public Schools of Robeson County once they graduate. The Donor feels strongly that exposing future teachers to foreign cultures and societies are a means of enriching their educational experience and bringing those experiences back to their classrooms.

Funding shall be awarded to assist a teacher education major traveling abroad in a student exchange program. The recipient must: (1) demonstrate financial need; (2) be a native or current resident of Robeson County; (3) be a product of the Public Schools of Robeson County; and, (4) commit to teaching in the Public Schools of Robeson County if a teaching position is offered to them. The recipient can participate in international travel during any portion of the academic year, summer sessions included, in order to qualify. The recipient shall be admitted to the teacher education program and have a minimum 2.8 QPA. 

The Dean of the School of Education will determine the educational value of the travel as it relates to the Donor’s wishes to bring other cultures to the classrooms in Robeson County and may present a pool of candidates to the Financial Aid Office for consideration. The award shall provide travel assistance to as many students as funds will allow as determined by the financial aid office in consultation with the Dean of the School of Education.

The scholarship is to be used for travel related expenses and is not to be used to pay tuition, fees, etc. If no student qualifies for the travel award, then the funds will remain for awarding in a future academic year. 

William Lonnie Revels, Sr., Memorial Scholarship

The Donor wishes to establish this scholarship—a tribute to her husband’s lifelong commitment to education, entrepreneurship, and his American Indian heritage—to encourage and financially assist young American Indian students pursuing an education at UNC Pembroke. 

The recipients of the William Lonnie Revels, Sr. Memorial Scholarship shall be native residents of North Carolina majoring in American Indian Studies, Education, or Business at UNCP.  The awards should rotate within these majors—the first year awarded to an American Indian Studies major, the second year to an Education major, the third year to a Business major with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship, etc. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 QPA and be full-time undergraduate students in any year of study. The award will be made to a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe who is of demonstrated financial need in the fall and is non-renewable.

Robeson County Retired School Personnel Endowed Scholarship*

Established in 2001 by its namesake organization, this scholarship is designed to provide support to a teacher education major. The recipient will be a resident of Robeson County, NC with a major in teacher education. Recipient must maintain a minimum university QPA, demonstrate financial need and be a full time undergraduate student. The award will occur half in the fall and half in the spring, can be made in the junior year of study and is renewable.

Sheltering Home Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons Endowed Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until Fall 2014)

This fund shall be used to provide support for a full-time rising Junior or Senior student (or students) studying to become an elementary classroom teacher in grades K-6.  The recipient shall be selected in accordance with the following criteria: has completed two years of study in the School of Education; has maintained at least a 2.5 GPA; is a resident of North Carolina; exhibits financial need; exhibits integrity, moral standards, and service through community and campus involvement to the satisfaction of the scholarship committee; and is an enrolled member of a state- or federally-recognized Indian tribe, with preference to a member of the Lumbee Tribe.

Jepty Patrick Strickland Endowed Scholarship*

Ken Strickland, a businessman living in Mclean, VA, a native of Robeson County, and a graduate of Prospect High School class of 1959, wanted to provide an educational opportunity to UNCP students while honoring his father, Jepty Strickland. Therefore, he established the Jepty Patrick Strickland Endowed Scholarship.

His father, a Lumbee Indian, was a farmer in Robeson County and a lifelong member of St. Anna Church, believing strongly in the importance of religion in everyday life and in providing service to his community and fellowman. Mr. Jepty was committed to education for his children and worked diligently to provide guidance to his family towards that end.

Awards from this scholarship shall provide tuition assistance to candidates in their junior or senior year of study who are seeking a degree in: (1) teacher education; (2) Business; or (3) Science at UNC Pembroke. Through the year 2020, first preference shall be given to a candidate from a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe. However, in the absence of a qualified American Indian candidate, the scholarship shall have no racial or ethnic preferences. After 2020, this scholarship is open and available to all races, creeds and nationalities. The recipient must show promise, be of demonstrated financial need, and be a native or current resident of Robeson County. The recipient must maintain a minimum 3.25 QPA to be eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship is renewable as long as the requirements continue to be met.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AND RECREATION

Cecil A. And Frances Butler Endowed Scholarship in Physical Education

Established in 1989 by the Cecil A. Butler Family, this academic scholarship is awarded annually to the student major (sophomore rank or above) who has the highest QPA in the Department of Health and Physical Education. The scholarship is renewable provided the highest QPA is maintained.

Kenneth P. Johnson Endowed Scholarship in Physical Education

The Kenneth P. Johnson Endowed scholarship, named in honor of the revered UNCP Physical Education professor and coach, is awarded annually to a UNC Pembroke student majoring in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

William Molan “Big Mo” Strickland Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

The scholarship was created to remember “Big Mo” Strickland and to honor his unrelenting efforts and desires as a volunteer to improve the quality of Robeson County’s athletic programs through encouragement, advice and mentorship of student athletes.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be an athlete with a major in the Health and Physical Education Department earning a minimum 2.5 QPA.  He/she must be a native of Robeson County, NC, a graduate of Purnell Swett High School and qualify under FAFSA guidelines for financial assistance.

 

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

Caring Touch Home Health Care Endowed Scholarship

The Donor wishes to award an MBA student who demonstrates leadership potential.  The recipient must have completed or will complete 30 semester credit hours in the MBA program by the conclusion of the semester when the award is presented. 

The recipient of the Caring Touch Home Health Care Endowed Scholarship will be a graduate student in the Master of Business Administration program.  Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA and occupy either full- or part-time status as a graduate student at UNC Pembroke. The award will be made in the Spring semester and is not renewable.

 

SPECIALIZED SCHOLARSHIPS

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

The Braves Club Endowed Athletic Scholarship

The scholarship, created by the members and friends of The Braves Club, is designed to reward academic achievement of UNC Pembroke athletes.  This award is given annually to one male and one female athlete for their senior year.  The recipient will have completed at least two years of study at UNC Pembroke.  It is provided to those students with the highest QPA with a minimum of 3.0.

The Tecumseh B., Jr. & Eva Brayboy Endowed Memorial Baseball Scholarship*

The children of Tecumseh and Eva Brayboy established this scholarship in 2000 to recognize and honor the values and beliefs of their beloved parents. The recipient of the Tecumseh B., Jr. and Eva Brayboy Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be a resident of North Carolina who meets all minimum University academic standards, is of proven financial need, is an athlete in good standing on the baseball team, and a full time student.  First preference shall be given to an athlete who is a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe. One award shall be made and shall be paid half in the fall and half in the spring. The award can be made to a student in any year of study and is renewable.

The A.G. “Tunney” Brooks Student Athlete Scholarship Award

The Donor wishes to honor the longtime Athletic Director and Coach of Football, Basketball and Baseball at Lumberton High School.  Throughout his tenure as coach and Athletic Director of the Pirates, Coach Tunney instilled the values of sportsmanship, teambuilding, and healthy competition, while he challenged his players to give their all.  The young men who played for him, and the fans who rooted for his teams, value forever the legacy he built – both on and off the field – during his tenure.

The recipients of The A.G. “Tunney” Brooks Student Athlete Endowed Scholarship should be UNCP Student Athletes of high character who demonstrate a genuine financial need. Following the awarding policy laid out in Item IV below, priority should be given first to Lumberton High School Athletes, then to Robeson County Athletes, and finally if no candidates can be found, the award will be open to all other student/athletes attending UNCP.  Recipients are expected to maintain a minimum of 2.5 QPA and maintain their standing as a student athlete. The award is not renewable in order to make the funding available to as many student athletes as possible.

Mac and Sylvia Campbell Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Campbells to recognize a member of the men’s basketball team and a member of the men’s golf team at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke who have demonstrated talent, commitment, and integrity. The recipient shall be a full-time student athlete. The scholarship will be available to a member of the men’s basketball team in years ending in an even number and to a member of the men’s golf team in years ending in an odd number. The scholarship award shall be the interest accumulated from the principal and be awarded in full in the fall. Award shall not be based upon financial need and is renewable.

Dallas “Mac” and Sylvia Campbell, Jr. Family Endowed Football Scholarship

The Mac and Sylvia Campbell, Jr. Family of Elizabethtown, NC, wishes to provide deserving members of the UNCP football team financial aid during the summer terms.  The award is available to any member of the UNCP football team, and recipients are chosen through the recommendation of the Head Football Coach at UNCP.  Incoming freshmen are eligible if permitted by NCAA regulations. 

Jimmy Carroll Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

Established by parents and friends to honor the memory of Jimmy Carroll, a Lumberton High School athlete and life-long resident of Robeson County, this scholarship shall be awarded to an undergraduate student athlete who is eligible under NCAA academic requirements.  Preference is given to a Lumberton High School graduate or, if none is available, a resident of Robeson County.

John L. Carter Student Athlete Endowed Memorial Scholarship (not fully endowed)

This scholarship was established by family and friends of John L. Carter, the Donors, to honor John: an esteemed member of the Pembroke community; 1926 graduate of the Indian Normal School (to become Pembroke State College and then the University of North Carolina at Pembroke); former Registrar of Pembroke State College; and, avid supporter of athletics at Pembroke High School.  Carter was deeply involved with the Pembroke High School Booster Club, known today as the Purnell Swett Booster Club, was a member of the Burnt Swamp Baptist Association, and a member of the Mt. Airy Baptist Church in Pembroke. Throughout his life, John L. believed in the values of sportsmanship and healthy competition, and built a legacy that this scholarship attempts to honor. 

The recipients of the John L. Carter Student Athlete Endowed Memorial Scholarship shall be UNCP student athletes of high character and who are of demonstrated financial need. The scholarship shall be awarded to Robeson County natives who are members of an athletic team at UNCP.  Recipients are expected to maintain a minimum of 2.5 QPA and maintain their standing as a student athlete with the NCAA Academic Guidelines. The award is renewable as long as the recipients continue to meet the above criteria. 

Sammy Cox Baseball Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is provided annually to a qualified member of the UNCP Baseball Team.  The student will meet University academic standards.  The award is renewable on an annual basis.

Dr. Ed Crain Endowed Track & Field/Cross-Country Scholarship

The Donor wishes to establish this scholarship to honor the accomplishments and contributions of Dr. Edwin W. Crain. He contributed much to the success of the UNCP Athletic Program and its student athletes primarily as Track and Cross-Country Coach.

The recipient(s) shall be full-time student athletes who are eligible under NCAA academic requirements. The scholarship will be available to any member of the Track or Cross-Country Teams at UNCP. The award is available to students in any year of study. The scholarship award shall be a minimum of $250.00 and be awarded in full in the Fall.  Award shall not be based upon financial need and is renewable.

William Howard Dean Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the patriarch of the Dean Family, “Howard” Dean. Mr. Dean served as Athletic Director, Basketball Coach, Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Dean of Graduate Studies at The University of North Carolina between 1960 and 1992. Candidates must maintain a 3.0 QPA and be planning to participate in men’s basketball at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The Head Basketball Coach and the Athletic Director shall serve as the selection committee.

Harold T. Ellen Endowed Baseball Scholarship

The Donors wish to honor the accomplishments and contributions of longtime UNCP Baseball Coach Harold T. Ellen with the establishment of this scholarship. Coach Ellen’s lifelong commitment to education and athletics garnered him many personal awards including induction into the NAIA and UNCP Halls of Fame; however, he most cherished the friendships established and the knowledge that, through teaching and coaching, he made a positive impact on so many lives. This scholarship recognizes his legacy as a husband, father, coach, and teacher.

The recipient of the Harold T. Ellen Baseball Endowed Scholarship shall be a full-time undergraduate student and UNCP baseball player meeting NCAA and UNCP Athletic Department eligibility requirements. The recipient must maintain a minimum 2.5 QPA in his field of study. There is no preference to residency, subject major, or year of study. Demonstrated financial need is not a consideration and the scholarship is renewable. The recipient is to be selected by the Financial Aid Office with input provided by the UNCP Baseball Head Coach using the above criteria.

Joe Gallagher Basketball Scholarship (Not to be awarded until 2016)

This scholarship was established by teammates, players, and friends of Joe Gallagher to honor his achievements at UNCP and in life. Joe, a 1968 graduate, was the all-time scoring and rebounding leader in UNCP’s basketball program and, for this reason, he was inducted into the UNCP Hall of Fame.  Joe was an All-American during his days at UNCP, later coached at UNCP, coached for several other colleges and, eventually, the pros.  Joe is loyal to his family, friends and his alma mater.  The Donors want the recipient of this scholarship to emulate Joe’s work ethic, loyalties, and his belief in family.

The recipients of the Joe Gallagher Basketball Scholarship will be full-time undergraduate students in any year of study and must maintain the minimum University standard and the NCAA Academic Guidelines. There is no restriction of residency or major and the recipient must be of demonstrated financial need.  The award is renewable as long as the recipient continues to meet the aforementioned criteria.

Lacey E. Gane Athletic Scholarship

The scholarship was established by the friends of Lacey E. Gane in honor of his many accomplishments and contributions.  He contributed greatly to the success of the UNCP Athletic Program as golf coach, basketball coach and athletic director.

The scholarship will be awarded to full-time student athletes who are eligible under NCAA academic requirements.  The scholarship will alternate each year between golf and basketball.  It is available to students of any year of study.

The Glenn/Haigmeier Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2000 by Allan Glenn based upon his experience of support and assistance during his years as a student and athletic trainer at the University. It also honors the memory of his father, Mr. Raymond Haigmeier, who devoted many years to officiating baseball at the University. This scholarship is designed to provide an opportunity for an athletic training student to have a portion of their education funded. Criteria for award of this scholarship include: the recipient of this scholarship shall be an undergraduate student at the University without regard to financial need, QPA, year of study or county/state of residence. One scholarship will be awarded half in the fall and half in the spring. The scholarship is renewable.

Willie R. Harris, Sr. Endowed Golf Scholarship

The scholarship has been established in memory of Willie R. Harris, Sr., a good friend of UNC Pembroke, ardent golfer, and former manager of Riverside Golf Course, Pembroke, N.C.  The contributing founders of the scholarship were friends and relatives of Mr. Harris.

The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a qualified member of the UNC Pembroke Golf Team.  The decision to renew the scholarship will be made each year based on the student’s performance and academic standing.

Kenney Family Endowed Scholarship (Not to be awarded until Fall 2015)

This scholarship was created by friends, family, coaches, administrators, and Braves Club members in honor of the family of Mira and Dan Kenney and their five children—Geoff, Rebecca, Matt, Kyle, and Mack. Dan Kenney served UNC Pembroke in many leadership roles spanning five decades beginning in 1977, including those of a coach, director of athletics, faculty member, and chief of staff.

The recipients of the Kenney Family Endowed Scholarship will be student athletes who have been at UNC Pembroke for more than one year and exhibit the characteristics of the Kenney Familyincluding a strong passion for UNC Pembroke, integrity, positive attitude, and a commitment to teamwork.  The recipients must meet NCAA Eligibility Standards and will be selected by the Director of Athletics or designee. Preference is for the recipient to be a rising senior with an interest in coaching, teaching, or administration as a career ambition.

Willie D. Mayes, Jr. Memorial Endowed Wrestling Scholarship

The scholarship is endowed by the fellow students, teammates, realties, and fraternity brothers of the late Willie Mayes.  The scholarship is awarded based on need to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior wrestler who most exemplifies Willie’s leadership and determination.

Ron Miller Endowed Athletic Scholarship

The children of Ron Miller wish to honor their father who dedicated his life to teaching, coaching, and the betterment of the communities he served. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ron Miller joined the Pembroke State basketball squad in 1961 after transferring from Edwards Military Institute in Salemburg, NC.  Ron graduated from Pembroke State College in 1963 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education and went on to become a successful high school teacher and coach. Over his 37-year coaching career with both men and women, he won over 600 games, including the 1993 NCHSAA State 4A Championship with South View High School in Fayetteville, NC. Coach Miller remained very active with UNCP throughout his career and after retirement. 

The scholarship is open to any UNCP student-athlete or support personnel (manager, statistician, etc.) in any year of study and is renewable. The recipient shall be a South View HS graduate, have a minimum 2.5 QPA, and be a full-time undergraduate student.   A committee appointed by the Director of Athletics will select the scholarship recipient.

Carl R. Peed Endowed Basketball Scholarship for Leadership

The Donor dedicates this scholarship to two great coaches and mentors, Lacey Gane (UNCP) and Charlie Bishop (Hamlet High School), and his former UNCP teammates, all of whom taught him the importance of teamwork and gave the Donor the skills to be successful in life beyond the court.  This scholarship is to be awarded to the individual who best exemplifies the values that Coaches Gane and Bishop taught: trust, respect, responsibility, self-discipline, hard work, confidence, strong work ethic, and the will to always strive to win, even when faced with defeat.

The candidate shall be a player who makes a significant contribution to the UNCP men’s basketball team who excels on the basketball floor, and who demonstrates leadership qualities not only on the basketball court—practice and games—but in day-to-day life around campus and in the community. Demonstrated leadership qualities include, but are not limited to, giving one’s all and high moral and ethical standards as reflected by UNCP and its athletic program.

Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a full-time student in the second semester freshman through senior year of study at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke maintaining the minimum university QPA.  There is no restriction of residency or major.  Demonstrated financial need may be considered. 

Raymond B. Pennington Endowed Scholarship

The Donor wishes to honor the patriarch of the Pennington Family who served as Athletic Director, Baseball Coach, Golf Coach, Dean of Men and Chair of the Physical Education Department during his tenure at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a full time undergraduate student in any year of study at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a member of the men’s baseball team maintaining NCAA eligibility.  The award shall not exceed $600 per year to one student. The award will be renewable pending available funds.  The UNCP Baseball Coach and Athletic Director will conduct selection of the recipients.

Coach Mario and Elizabeth Poletti Memorial Scholarship for Service

The children of Coach Mario and Elizabeth Poletti wish to honor their mother and their father, who dedicated his life to teaching, coaching, and service to family, church, and community. 

The scholarship is open to a UNCP football student-athlete in any year of study and is renewable. The recipient shall be a business major (or intend to study business if no major declared), have a minimum 3.0 QPA, be a full-time undergraduate student, and show a record of previous service to family, church, school, and community.   Selection will be made by a committee appointed by the Dean of the School of Business and will include the current UNCP Football coach.

Nathaniel Powell Cross Country/Track & Field Scholarship

The donor wishes to promote the efforts of UNCP Cross Country/Track & Field.  Nathan Powell was an outstanding performer for the UNCP Cross Country/Track & Field teams in the mid-late eighties.  An All-District 26 performer and team member on multiple District Championship squads, Nathan still has one of the top 10 fastest cross country times in UNCP history (26:17/8K in 1986 at The Citadel Invitation).  Nathan wishes to give back to the university that gave to him and provide assistance to a UNCP student-athlete. 

Recipients must maintain NCAA eligibility and will be selected at the discretion of the Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach.

Trina Riddle Endowed Scholarship for Women’s Athletics

The Donor wishes to assist students at UNCP by establishing the university’s first endowed scholarship designed specifically to enhance the women’s athletic program. The primary requirement for candidates for award of The Trina Riddle Endowed Scholarship for Women’s Athletics shall be any female participating in varsity athletics at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  All candidates must be full time undergraduate students in any year of study and maintaining at least the minimum university standard QPA in any field of study. There are no geographic stipulations associated with this award.  The award will be made half in the fall and half in the spring. The award will be renewable if funds are available.

John W. (Ned) Sampson Endowed Men’s Basketball Scholarship*

This scholarship was established by his family in honor of the many years of service of “Mr. Ned” (class of 1953 and Hall of Fame member) to Magnolia School as well as his contributions to the University. The scholarship is designed to assist deserving young athletes who might not otherwise realize the dream of a university degree. The scholarship is awarded annually to a basketball player, with priority given to a Robeson County resident.

William Molan “Big Mo” Strickland Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

The scholarship was created to remember “Big Mo” Strickland and to honor his unrelenting efforts and desires as a volunteer to improve the quality of Robeson County’s athletic programs through encouragement, advice and mentorship of student athletes.

The recipient of this scholarship shall be an athlete with a major in the Health and Physical Education Department earning a minimum 2.5 QPA.  He/she must be a native of Robeson County, NC, a graduate of Purnell Swett High School and qualify under FAFSA guidelines for financial assistance.

UNCP Alumni Soccer Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship was established to enable alumni, parents and friends of the University to provide assistance to the sport of soccer at the University.  Recipient(s) may be currently enrolled or incoming soccer player(s).  Award is based on athletic ability in the sport of soccer.  Recipient(s) will be bound by the stipulations of the University athletic grant-in-aid agreement.  The award is renewable on an annual basis.

UNCP MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Students qualifying for UNCP Merit Scholarships are selected on the basis of academic aptitude, achievement, motivation, and recommendation of the high school counselor. The following privately funded scholarships are offered under the UNCP Merit Scholarships: 

Marion F. Bass Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Marion F. Bass, an alumnus of UNC Pembroke and President of Marion Bass Securities Corporation of Charlotte, NC and New York.  The scholarship is to be awarded annually to an academically gifted student.  The award will normally be renewed to the recipient as long as he/she is in good standing at the University.  The decision regarding renewal will be made annually.

Harry Hutchison Gibson Endowed Scholarship

The Gibson scholarship is to be awarded annually to an academically gifted student. It will normally be renewed to the recipient as long as he/she is in good standing at the University. The decision regarding renewal will be made annually.

Gibson-MacLean Endowed Scholarship

This Chancellor’s Scholarship was established by Dr. Hector MacLean and Dr. M. Carr Gibson of Lumberton, N.C. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to an academically gifted student. The award will normally be renewed to the recipient as long as the student remains in good academic standing at the University. The decision regarding renewal will be made annually.

Joseph B. Oxendine Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Joseph B. Oxendine along with numerous friends and colleagues. Dr. Oxendine believes strongly in the importance of education and has devoted his career to students.  The scholarship shall be awarded annually to an academically gifted student. The decision regarding renewal shall be made annually.

 

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

ALUMNI-SPONSORED AWARDS

The Robeson County Alumni Award*

The donors strongly believe in the quality of education that The University of North Carolina at Pembroke provides its students. Therefore, members of the Robeson Alumni Chapter have joined together to create an award that will provide financial assistance to a student in pursuit of a higher education degree.

This endowment is designed to assist a student from Robeson County whose immediate family member is an alumnus/a of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Immediate family member shall be defined as father, mother, grandparent, or a relative providing proof of legal guardianship. A minimum 2.5 QPA is required with the candidate enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in the sophomore, junior, or senior year of study. There is no required field of study.

The award shall be provided on a yearly basis in two equal sums, half in the fall and half in the spring. The award is renewable if funds are available. The recipient shall be selected by the University Scholarship Selection Committee.

 

GENERAL AWARDS

Kyle and Sarah Carter Annual Award for Study Abroad

Because the Donors believe in the value of student study abroad, which provides student scholars with an opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the world as they receive a part of their education in an international environment, they have established an annual scholarship award. The student scholar who will receive this award should be chosen by the International Programs staff members based on the following criteria: the recipients must reach junior status by the time of their travel and must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Dr. Collie Coleman Award

This award was established by Mr. Robert Canida, the first African-American Director for UNCP’s Office of Multicultural and Minority Affairs, and Mrs. Annie Coleman, Assistant Dean of Research Services in the Mary Livermore Library at UNC Pembroke and widow of Dr. Coleman, in honor of her late husband, the first African-American Associate Vice Chancellor for Outreach at UNC Pembroke. The Donors wish to memorialize Dr. Coleman as a true educator, mentor, community activist, leader and visionary.  Dr. Coleman will always remain in the hearts of those that truly knew him as “A Somebody!”

The purpose of this fund is to provide an award to a member of UNC Pembroke’s National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) who exhibits academic excellence. In the event that the NPHC shall become non-existent, the Donors would like for the award to go to the office/department responsible for overseeing University Diversity Initiatives.

The recipients of the Dr. Collie Coleman Award shall be natives of North Carolina; but there is no restriction to county.  Recipients shall: (1) be undergraduate students in either the sophomore, junior or senior year of study; (2) maintain a 3.0 QPA; (3) be a current member of good standing of the UNCP National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC); and, (4) be of demonstrated financial need. The award, made in the spring of the year, is renewable.

The Dean Elinor F. Foster Scholarship Award

The Donors wish to establish the Dean Elinor F. Foster Award in honor of former dean of the Mary Livermore Library, Dr. Elinor Foster.  It is a non-endowed fund to assist at least one to two undergraduate students per year at UNCP, depending upon fund availability.  The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance with tuition and fees.

Candidates for consideration of this award shall be full-time undergraduate students in the sophomore, junior, or senior year of study at UNCP meeting a 3.0 minimum QPA standard restriction.  Candidates may be pursuing a degree in any major.  Candidates do not have to demonstrate financial need, and the award is renewable, but candidates must reapply each semester.

When awarded, the award shall be $500.00 per semester or a single semester award of $1,000 per school year and shall be credited to the recipient’s account.

Ellen Hubbard Child Care Fund

The Donor wishes to provide financial assistance to single-parent families working toward degrees at UNCP with children in need of day care. The donor recognizes that parenting puts additional stressors, financial and otherwise, on parents, and therefore the fund is designed to encourage applicants to begin or continue educational pursuits by providing assistance with day care expenses. 

The recipients of the award will be either new students with confirmed enrollment at UNCP or returning students. Applicants may include single-parent mothers or single-parent fathers with children currently enrolled in day care, or who will enroll children in day care upon the receipt of funds.  There is no restriction of residency, major, status, or year of study; however, the recipients shall maintain a minimum 2.5 QPA. The Donor wants to encourage the pursuit of an education by providing financial assistance for applicants with the most demonstrated financial need and who are strongly motivated to obtain a college degree.  The award is renewable as long as demonstrated financial need exists.

Sarah and Louis C. LaMotte, Sr. Award*

This award was established in memory of Sarah Hunter LaMotte and Louis C. LaMotte, Sr., who lived in Maxton for over 40 years and who loved the people of Maxton.  Dr. LaMotte was a Presbyterian minister and President of Presbyterian Junior College from 1939-1961, and Sarah LaMotte was an English teacher.  They were especially pleased to have been of help to promising students who needed financial assistance to attend UNCP.  The recipient of the award must be a full-time student enrolled with the intention of earning a BS or BA degree.  The recipient must be a resident of Maxton, NC.  The award is based on demonstrated financial need, good citizenship and responsibility.  Although not limited in area of study, some preference will be given those aspiring to be teachers.

William A. Roach/Lumberton Rotary Club Award*

The award was established in memory of William A. Roach, a charter member of the Lumberton Rotary Club.  It is awarded annually to a deserving student who is a resident of Robeson County who is in financial need and has demonstrated scholastic and leadership abilities.

Rust Enterprises Award

The Donor wishes to make it possible for employees of Rust Enterprises’ McDonald’s to be eligible for a scholarship award that will assist them in their quest for higher education as students at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

A recipient of the Rust Enterprises Scholarship Award will be either an entering or enrolled student who is employed by Rust Enterprises, Inc.

To be eligible to receive the scholarship, the employee must be either entering UNCP and therefore accepted for admission in the coming fall term, or an enrolled student who matches UNCP’s requirements for graduation by maintaining a 2.0 GPA. The student must have been employed by Rust Enterprises, Inc., for at least 3 months, averaging at least 24 hours per week.

UNCP Friends of the Library Book Award

 The Donors wish to establish The UNCP Friends of the Library Book Award, a non-endowed fund, to assist at least one or more undergraduate or graduate students per year at UNCP, depending upon fund availability.  The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance with textbooks and/or course-related materials.

 Candidates for consideration of this award shall be full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students in any year of study at UNCP meeting a 3.0 minimum QPA standard restriction.  Candidates may be pursuing a degree in any major.  Candidates must demonstrate financial need and the award is renewable but candidates must reapply each semester.

  When awarded, the award shall be $250.00 per student per award and shall be credited to the recipient’s account.

 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES AWARDS AND GRANTS

Angela Sharon Smith Award*

The Donor wishes to honor the memory of a former friend, alumna, and Pi Lambda (Zeta Phi Beta) sorority sister by establishing this award in her name.

The recipients of the Angela Sharon Smith Award will be residents of Bladen County majoring in math, science, or pre-law. Recipients must maintain the minimum University QPA standard and be of demonstrated financial need. The recipients shall be a sophomore, junior, or senior of either full-time or part-time status. First preference goes to a recipient working toward an undergraduate degree; however, in the event that an undergraduate candidate does not qualify, consideration may be given to a graduate student determined to have a circumstance of special need. The award will be made half in the fall and half in the spring and is renewable annually as long as funds have been made available by an outright contribution each year.

 

DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES

Pembroke Chamber of Commerce Award

This award was established by the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce and is to be awarded to qualified students majoring in American Indian Studies.

Martin H. Perry American Indian Studies Research Fund

The Donor, prompted by a love of North Carolina American Indian history, contributed a gift to the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. 

In grateful appreciation of the donor’s generosity, and to honor him, the Department of American Indian Studies shall establish a research fund and shall name this fund the Martin H. Perry American Indian Studies Research Fund.  The fund, restricted to the Department of American Indian Studies, is to provide financial assistance to either a faculty member performing American Indian research, or a junior or senior majoring in American Indian Studies, maintaining a 3.0 QPA, and performing American Indian research. 

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

Environmental Achievement / Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award

The Donor wishes to recognize scholastic achievement in students in both the Environmental Biology degree and the Sustainable Agriculture track of Biology.

The Environmental Achievement / Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award will be given to two students each year.  The award will be split evenly between the student with the highest GPA who is pursuing a degree in Environmental Biology track and the student with the highest GPA who is pursuing a degree in the Sustainable Agriculture track.  The award will be made in the fall semester and is renewable to the same student if applicable.  It may be given to a full time student at any level.  Financial need shall not be a consideration.

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, THEATRE, AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES

English Education Internship Award

This award was established by colleagues and friends of Virginia P. (Ginny) Jones, who served as Coordinator for Undergraduate English Education for ten years until her retirement in December 2012.  The award is to be made in the spring semester to a senior English education major who is in need of financial assistance during her/his internship. 

The recipients of the English Education Internship Award will be in their senior year with a major in English education. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 2.5 QPA and be full-time undergraduate students. The award will be made in the spring semester and is not renewable.  Financial need should be a consideration.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

The Loren L. Butler II History Award

This award was established by Loren L. Butler, II, Professor Emeritus of History, whose 28 years on the faculty of UNCP have prompted him to set up a fund.

The recipient will be a student majoring in History, with preference going to a student interested in pre-1600 European History. Recipient must maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA and be in the sophomore, junior, or senior year of study. The award will be made in the fall and is renewable at the discretion of the department, if funds are available.

The Nancy Jones-Dorothy Hupp Memorial Award*

The Donors wish to honor the memory of Nancy Jones and Dorothy Hupp.  Two awards will be presented, one in the fall and one in the spring.  Candidates awarded shall be residents of North Carolina, non-traditional females majoring in History (including SSE and American Studies concentrations). Candidate selections shall be based upon: part-time or full-time enrollment (minimum of 6 hours, except for graduate students); classification as a Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student; and, a minimum of a 3.2 QPA.  Each award will be worth $250.00.

Sons of the Revolution - North Carolina Society - American History Award

The donors wish to contribute to the educational support of students majoring in American History whose field of study concentrates on the Revolutionary Period and/or the period of establishment of the new democratic government of the United States of America through the establishment of The Sons of the Revolution American History Award.

This will be a one-year award of $1,000 and may be repeated in future years.  The UNCP history faculty will select the recipient, who may be either a full-time or part-time undergraduate in any year of study. At the end of the academic year, the recipient will be required to submit to the Secretary of the Sons of the Revolution a typed research paper on an appropriate topic as part of the Chapter’s evaluation process.  The Chapter will reserve the right to publish the paper in its publications.

DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION

James A. Comstock Memorial Award

This award is awarded annually to students majoring in the field of Broadcasting and active with WNCP-TV.  Recipients must possess exceptional grades across the curriculum. Students must maintain a 3.2 QPA in all courses.

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

The Presser Foundation Award

This substantial award, funded by the Presser Foundation, is given to a rising senior. It is based on merit and excellence and is determined by nomination and vote of the Music faculty.

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Betty Jo Hunt Award*

The recipients of the Betty Jo Hunt Award will be residents of Robeson County, North Carolina, with a major in pre-law, political science, criminal justice, and/or an associated concentration of study. Preference should be given to a prospective student planning on pursuing a law school program upon graduation.  Recipient must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 QPA and must be a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe. The award will be made in the fall semester and is renewable.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK

Maurice Bodenstein-Holocaust Memorial Award in Social Work

This award honors the memory of Maurice Bodenstein, who survived the European death camps in World War II.  After liberation, he became a social worker, assisting youngsters who survived the Holocaust.  He helped them recover optimism and self-respect. This award is given to a Social Work major for the purchase of textbooks.

McMahon Achievement Award in Social Work

This award was established by Dr. Maria O. McMahon to further demonstrate her strong support for the efforts of the social work program at UNCP.

The cash award is given each year to a graduating minority social work student (Native American, African American, Asian, or Hispanic) who has demonstrated outstanding service to the UNCP Social Work Program and community.

Social Work Faculty Award

The Donors wish to provide financial assistance to social work majors to help fund their education.

Candidate for award of this award shall be either a part-time or full-time undergraduate student of financial need in the junior or senior year of study, majoring in Social Work and maintaining a 2.5 QPA at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The candidate shall also be an active member of the Campus Association of Social Workers (CASW).  There is no restriction to residency, and this award is non-renewable.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Betty Jo Hunt Award*

The recipients of the Betty Jo Hunt Award will be residents of Robeson County, North Carolina, with a major in pre-law, political science, criminal justice, and/or an associated concentration of study. Preference should be given to a prospective student planning on pursuing a law school program upon graduation.  Recipient must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 QPA and must be a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe. The award will be made in the fall semester and is renewable.

 

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AWARDS

Elkay Southern Award for the School of Business

The Donor’s intent is to establish an award that will affirm and promote the enduring value of education and academic excellence. This award is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to recognize the importance and purpose of education as an essential tool for advancement and progression as it relates to improving the quality of ones life. The donor believes that education is a means of broadening ones horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many opportunities that come with a strong educational foundation. The donor wishes to recognize the significant role education serves in business and economic development and long-term community sustainability. 

Candidates qualified for this award shall be business majors pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The donor prefers that the recipient is a Robeson County native and plans, upon graduation, to reside and work in the Robeson County area. The School of Business may use its discretion as to determine the recipient that is most deserving.

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Accounting Students’ Association Book Award

The Donors wish to establish The Accounting Students’ Association Book Award, a non-endowed fund, to assist at least one undergraduate student per year at UNCP, depending upon fund availability, who is working toward a degree in Accounting.  The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance with textbook purchases.

Candidate for consideration of this award shall be a full time undergraduate student in the sophomore, junior or senior year of study at UNCP meeting a 2.0 minimum QPA standard restriction.  Candidate must be an Accounting major who has completed and passed ACC227 or ACC228, or the equivalent, with a “C” or better.  Candidate does not have to be of demonstrated financial need, and the award is renewable.

The Sandhills Chapter of North Carolina Association of CPAs Award*

The Donor wishes to support and encourage the accounting profession in North Carolina, and specifically in the Sandhills region, by providing awards that will assist area students in the achievement of their educational goals.  Because the Association and the Chapter are committed to the advancement of the profession among young people, this award has been established to promote accounting education and careers among students from the Sandhills region who may eventually choose to practice in this region.  

Candidates for award of this award shall be residents of the Sandhills area, which is defined as Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties, with intentions of working within these same counties after graduation.   Candidates will be selected based upon financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed in the Financial Aid office prior to consideration. The candidate may be an entering freshman or returning student, full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate, in any year of study and maintaining a 2.5 QPA. The awards shall be presented by the Dean of the School of Business or his/her representative who will make the determination whether the award will consist of one $1,000 award (to be distributed $500 in the fall, and $500 in the spring), or two separate awards of $500 (to be distributed $250 in the fall, and $250 in the spring).  The award will be renewable if funds are available.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AWARDS AND GRANTS

Lambda Chapter Teacher Grant-in-Aid*

ΔKG as a society of educators is committed to continuous support for quality teaching.  Lambda Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was chartered in April 1941 and has since that time offered a grant-in-aid to a prospective teacher.  This grant is offered to a Robeson County resident in support of the continued need for quality education within its boundaries. 

The recipients of the Lambda Chapter Teacher Grant-in-Aid shall be full-time undergraduate students in the senior year of study at UNCP with a major in Education. Recipients must be residents of Robeson County, North Carolina demonstrating financial need and maintaining a 3.0 QPA. The award will be made in the fall and is non-renewable.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AND RECREATION

Dr. Mary Guy Beaver Memorial Award

 The Donors wish to remember Dr. Mary Guy Beaver by establishing this award in honor of her eight years of dedicated service in developing the HPER and Athletic Department’s recreation program and her many contributions to the recreation majors.

 The recipients of the Dr. Mary Guy Beaver Memorial Award shall be recreation majors in their sophomore, junior or senior year of study. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 QPA and be full-time, undergraduate status. The award will be made in the spring and is renewable as long as funds are available and the recipient meets all criteria.  Financial need is not a consideration, and there is no residency restriction.

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES AWARDS AND GRANTS

Dr. Sharon Sharp Memorial Award

The Donors wish to honor the memory of a distinguished professor, friend, and colleague. The recipients of the Dr. Sharon Sharp Memorial Award will be residents of North Carolina with a major in Graduate Elementary Education or English Education. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.75 QPA. The award will be made beginning in the Spring of 2011 and is renewable.

 

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