Students Association establishes book scholarship
By Scott Bigelow
Club President-elect Crystal Caton, a junior from Swansboro; Treasurer-elect
Cheryl Joseph, a junior from Laurinburg; Secretary Tracy Hankins,
a senior from Fayetteville; Chancellor Meadors; President Carla
Jacobs, a senior from Lumberton; Rebecca Giddens, a senior from
Fayetteville; Treasurer Crystal Luther, a senior from Fayetteville;
and Advisor Sharon Bell.
at The University of North Carolina understand the effects of rising
costs on the economy.
That was the case
this spring at UNCP when the Accounting Students Association established
a scholarship to provide relief from high textbook prices.
Officers of the
undergraduate student club met March 24 with Chancellor Allen C. Meadors
to discuss the $500 book scholarship they funded.
are so expensive for us," said Tracey Hankins, club vice president.
"Last semester, I spent $800 on books."
Carla Jacobs said a book scholarship was the first item on the group's
agenda during the 2003-4 school year.
C. Meadors thanked the club members for its support of their support
of fellow students.
are more important in our society than philanthropy," Chancellor
Meadors said. "The students in the Accounting Students Club have
demonstrated their support of others by breaking down some of the financial
barriers of earning a college education."
Club Advisor Sharon
Bell, a professor in the School of Business,
said it has been a good year for the Accounting Students Club.
been a very active group," Bell said of the 15-member club. "There
were no book scholarships for accounting students before this group
Funds from the
Accounting Students Association Book Scholarship will go to an accounting
student, who is in good academic standing at the University and with
a demonstrated financial need. The $500 annual scholarship will be available
at the campus Bookstore in amounts of $250 per semester.
about this scholarship or other ways to give to UNCP, please contact
the Office of Donor Relations at (910)
521-6213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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