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Esther G. Maynor Honors College
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: 910.521.6841

Location: Hickory Hall
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financial assistance / Scholarships

Admission to the Maynor Honors College is independent of financial assistance. However, there are certain scholarship and funding opportunities that are exclusively tailored for Honors College students. Students accepted into the Maynor Honors College each year have opportunities to apply for a variety of these “honors only" scholarships.

*Students are encouraged to review all the scholarship opportunities at UNCP in the current Academic Catalog. Honors students should also complete a UNCP Merit Scholarship Application available through the Office of Financial Aid (

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 910.521.6255 or



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.  The scholarship is to be awarded to students attending UNC Pembroke who are accepted to the Maynor Honors College and demonstrate financial need.

Beginning with the entering Freshman Class of Fall 2007, one full scholarship will be awarded to a freshman member of the Maynor Honors College. This scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, room and board, fees, and books. The scholarship is renewable for four years provided that the student remains in good academic standing and meets the requirements for continuation in the Honors College.

Interested students should:

Completed applications are due by May 1st of each year.

List of Past Recipients.



Part of the Maynor Gift has been set aside to support undergraduate study abroad opportunities. These scholarships are open to any UNCP student in good standing, though preference will be given to members of the Maynor Honors College.

The scholarships are designed to offset expenses associated with formal study abroad opportunities. The program abroad must result in college credit transferable to UNCP, and students must have a demonstrated financial need. Awards are typically valued at approximately $1000, depending upon the number of awards and available funds.

Click here for the Application Form.

Completed applications are due:
January 15th (for spring and summer travel)
April 1st (for fall travel)

List of Past Recipients.



The UNCP Friends of the Library Endowed Scholarship is an endowed fund established to assist one Honors College student per year at UNCP, depending upon fund availability.

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 GPA standard restriction. Candidates may be pursuing a degree in any major. The award is renewable but candidates must reapply each year.

The award shall be $500.00 per student and will be credited to the recipient’s account.

Click here for Application Instructions (LINK) and the Application Form (LINK).

Completed applications are due by March 1 of each year.



Updated: Thursday, December 5, 2013


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