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    UNC Pembroke
   
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Departmental Scholarships


 

College of Arts and Sciences

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 a member of a state or federally recognized American Indian tribe and student of demonstrated financial need in the fall and is non-renewable.

Helen Maynor Scheirbeck Endowed Scholarship*

This scholarship is established by family and friends to honor Helen's distinguished service and lifelong contributions to American Indian people and, in particular, to the Lumbee Tribe of which she was a member. The intent of this scholarship is to establish an award which will affirm and promote Helen's belief in the enduring value of education; and to commemorate the memory and legacy of one who dedicated her life to the advancement and advocacy of American Indian justice and her appreciation for the academic discipline of American Indian Studies.

This endowed scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to recognize the relevance and the importance of the contributions of American Indians 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 American Indian Studies majors; must maintain a 3.0 GPA; must be a sophomore, junior or senior; and, must be of demonstrated 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. If there should be no qualified American Indian candidates, the scholarship should be awarded to an American Indian Studies major.

Mary Alice Pinchbeck Teets Endowed Scholarship in American Indian Studies* (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

The recipients of this scholarship will be residents of Robeson County and also have attended a high school within Robeson County for 9th through 12th grades. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Incoming freshman as well as current students will be eligible. This scholarship is open to undergraduate American Indian Studies majors with a preference of a full time student.  The scholarship is not renewable and will be awarded half in the fall and half in the spring. 

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 (not to be awarded until Fall 2012)

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

Walter C. Bell, Jr. and Barbara Penninger Bell Endowed Scholarship*

The donors are providing this fund to establish a scholarship for the benefit of the students of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Both Mr. & Mrs. Bell are alumni of the University, having graduated in 1965. Mr. Bell received a B.A. in History and Math. Mrs. Bell received a B.S. in Home Economics. As they have fond memories and feelings for the University and as they wish to give students the opportunity to attend the University, they have decided to establish this scholarship fund.

The number of scholarships will be determined by interest available for award. The scholarship will cover the costs of, but not exceed, in-state tuition, fees, room and board. The scholarship shall be awarded to full-time undergraduates who are residents of North Carolina, Roanoke County, Virginia, or Salem, Virginia. The recipients must be in financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better. The recipients shall be majoring in Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology or Physical Science. The scholarship is renewable based on maintenance of a 3.0 GPA or better and on available funds.

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. In the case that there is not a qualified student who is majoring in biology with an interest in the plant sciences, the scholarship may be awarded to any biology major.

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.

Lumbee River EMC Endowed Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

The Donor wishes to establish a fund in support of outstanding UNCP students in the Biology or Environmental Science programs with a preference on those students who intend to pursue a career in agriculture. LREMC Scholars will maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA. Incoming freshman as well as current students will be eligible. The student or their parents/legal guardian must be a member of Lumbee River EMC. The award is renewable.

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*

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

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.

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.

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.

The Leonard and Hickory Holmes Medical Career Endowed Scholarship (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

The recipients of the Leonard and Hickory Holmes Medical Career Endowed Scholarship will be a junior or senior full-time student maintaining a minimum of 3.7 QPA. Recipients must be majoring in Chemistry, Applied Physics or Nursing; and be residents of North Carolina. First preference should be given to those students who are graduates of a Robeson county high school and are members of a state or federally recognized tribe.  If there are no applicants meeting the listed criteria, the Office of Financial Aid will make an award to the applicant(s) that most closely meet(s) the requirements.

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.

Anne Marie Teague Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Donor and his family wish to honor his daughter, Anne Marie Teague, who lost her life in a tragic accident in 2012. The donor also wishes to honor all of the great students that he has had the honor of teaching at UNCP, 1970 to the present. The donor recognizes the impact that UNCP has in preparing pre-professional students for health fields and would like to assist students pursuing this path.

The recipients of this scholarship will be pre-professional students in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. They will be in their sophomore or junior year, and will have taken the basic chemistry courses as required of their major. The award is renewable.

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

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; major in 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.

The Leonard and Hickory Holmes Medical Career Scholarship (not to be awarded until fully endowed)

The recipients of the Leonard and Hickory Holmes Medical Career Endowed Scholarship will be a junior or senior full-time student maintaining a minimum of 3.7 QPA. Recipients must be majoring in Chemistry, Applied Physics or Nursing; and be residents of North Carolina. First preference should be given to those students who are graduates of a Robeson county high school and are members of a state or federally recognized tribe.  If there are no applicants meeting the listed criteria, the Office of Financial Aid will make an award to the applicant(s) that most closely meet(s) the requirements.

Department of English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages

Beatrice Locklear Brayboy Endowed Spanish Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

The Donors wish to recognize the service of Mrs. Beatrice Locklear Brayboy to the various public school systems from which she retired. She enjoyed over 34 years as a Spanish Teacher and has a deep passion for the promotion of the Spanish language and the cultures of Spanish speaking countries. She is also an unwavering advocate for the teaching of Spanish within our educational structures.

The recipients of this scholarship will be Spanish majors maintaining a minimum 2.7 QPA. Preference will be afforded qualified Spanish majors who aspire to become teachers of the language. Successful candidates should also be well-rounded students as evidenced by their involvement in University and community service and activities. The student must engage in volunteerism opportunities that occur throughout the academic year that promote the Spanish culture; either on or off campus. Financial need should be considered. The student must also be a resident of North Carolina. The award is renewable.

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 Foreign Languages who has demonstrated creativity and ability in communication.

James B. and Evelyn J. Kirkland Middle Grade - Language Arts Endowed Scholarship*

The Donor wishes to recognize outstanding juniors or seniors in Middle Grade Language Arts. The recipients of this scholarship will be residents of North Carolina and demonstrate financial need.  The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is open to English education majors with a Middle Grades Language Arts Education 6-9 concentration. Incoming juniors and seniors are preferred.  The award is renewable.

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 Foreign Languages or the Department of History.

Kay McClanahan Endowed Memorial Scholarship in the Dramatic Arts

Several members of the UNCP community who knew and loved Dr. Virginia K. (Kay) McClanahan establish this scholarship to honor her memory. Drama was Kay's major at St. Andrews Presbyterian College during her undergraduate days, and it continued to be a great source of pleasure for her all the rest of her life. This scholarship is intended to recognize and recruit students with outstanding potential in the dramatic arts.

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving undergraduate student who is enrolled full time in the Theatre Program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The student must maintain a minimum of 2.5 QPA. Incoming freshmen as well as current students will be eligible. The award is renewable provided the student reapplies and maintains qualified status.

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.

James Thomas and Dorothy Harmon Sampson Family Endowed Scholarship*

The Donor wishes to honor the memory of her parents James "Coach Sampson" Thomas and Dorothy Harmon Sampson. Sally has fond memories as a young child of growing up on the campus of Pembroke College. They lived in a very small apartment at the end of what were then the men's dormitories. The whole campus, small compared to today, was her playground. Her mother was an English teacher at the local high school and father was the first football coach at Pembroke. He also coached basketball and men's and women's baseball. Coach Sampson was the Athletic Director and taught several physical education classes. He reenlisted during the Korean War. They left Pembroke but always came back to see family. Education and coaching remained a very important part of her parents' lives and she knows they would both be pleased if they knew that some student at the University might be helped in some small way by receiving this scholarship.

The recipients of this scholarship will be residents of North Carolina with preference given to residents of Robeson County. The recipients will be Education, English and/or Health Promotion majors. Incoming freshman as well as current students will be eligible. Financial need should be considered. The award is renewable as long as all requirements are met.

Department of Geology and Geography

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 shall be a full-time student with an expected graduation date within one to two years of the award and 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 Foreign Languages or the Department of History.

Jeffrey K Lucas Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The donor wishes to commemorate the career and professional dedication of Dr. Jeffrey K. Lucas, Department of History (2006-2015), and to provide financial support to deserving History and Social Science Education majors in honor of Dr. Lucas.

The recipients of this scholarship will be full-time undergraduate History or SSE majors and maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA. Sophomores with two full semesters on campus will be considered as well as juniors and seniors. There is no preference to residency. Financial need is a consideration. The award is renewable.

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

Walter C. Bell, Jr. and Barbara Penninger Bell Endowed Scholarship*

The donors are providing this fund to establish a scholarship for the benefit of the students of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Both Mr. & Mrs. Bell are alumni of the University, having graduated in 1965. Mr. Bell received a B.A. in History and Math. Mrs. Bell received a B.S. in Home Economics. As they have fond memories and feelings for the University and as they wish to give students the opportunity to attend the University, they have decided to establish this scholarship fund.

The number of scholarships will be determined by interest available for award. The scholarship will cover the costs of, but not exceed, in-state tuition, fees, room and board. The scholarship shall be awarded to full-time undergraduates who are residents of North Carolina, Roanoke County, Virginia, or Salem, Virginia. The recipients must be in financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better. The recipients shall be majoring in Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology or Physical Science. The scholarship is renewable based on maintenance of a 3.0 GPA or better and on available funds.

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.

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.

Wendy M. Hedgpeth Scholarship (First award to be made in the fall of 2011)

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.

Linda Walters Larke Endowed Scholarship in Math Education*(Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

The Donors wish to honor the memory of Linda Walters Larke by endowing this scholarship.  Linda Mae Rising Larke was born in Robeson County on May 13, 1947.  She was the daughter of a local farmer and homemaker.  She was the first of eight children to attend college.  She attended Pembroke State University and worked hard to pay her way through school.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in English.  She was offered an opportunity to teach at Magnolia High School, prior to completing her student teaching, because of the shortage of math teachers.  She agreed to a pay cut, for one year, to satisfy her student teaching requirement.  She worked for the public schools of Robeson County for thirty years.  She taught math at Magnolia High School, Orrum High School and Littlefield High School.  She earned her Master of Arts in Guiding and Counseling from Campbell University and became the school counselor at Littlefield and Fairmont High School.  In her last years, she was the Tech Prep Coordinator for the Public Schools of Robeson County.  She had a passion for student learning and career planning.

Candidates for this scholarship will be residents of Robeson County, the state of North Carolina, full-time students majoring in Math Education, in their junior year when they receive the scholarship.  The candidates must maintain the minimum University Standard QPA   me students in their Junior Year of study.  The candidates must show financial need.  The scholarship is renewable.       

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 who 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.

Rosemary R. Gibson Endowed Scholarship in Musical Theatre

The donor wishes to help a Musical Theatre major have enough funds to achieve graduation. The recipients of this scholarship in Musical Theatre will be undergraduate students with Musical Theatre as their declared major and maintain a minimum of 2.5 QPA. In the absence of an eligible Musical Theatre major, students who excel at piano (first preference) or conducting (second preference) should be considered.  Incoming freshman as well as current students will be eligible. Financial need is not a consideration. The award is renewable to the same recipient.

Angela B. Hodges Endowed Scholarship

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.

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.

Pattie and Luther Locklear and Pearlie M. Hardywell Endowed Scholarship*

Mr. and Mrs. Locklear wish to utilize this commitment to UNCP as a symbol of their appreciation of the university and its impact in their lives and the community it serves. Mrs. Locklear retired as a teacher after 30 years of service and is extremely passionate about education and the arts. Although their lives have been consumed by education, business and community improvement, they have their share of adventurous pursuits and special interests.

The recipient will be a student in the nursing program, an elementary education major, or a music education major and a member of a state or federally recognized tribe.  The recipient must maintain a minimum 2.7 QPA. The student must be a current resident of Robeson County and have attended and graduated from high school at Purnell Swett High School (first preference) or a high school in Robeson County (second preference) for 9th through 12th grades.  Financial need should be considered. The award is renewable.   

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 (not to be awarded until 2012)

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.

Pinchbeck - Teets Family Endowed Scholarship in Music* (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

The recipients of this scholarship in Music will be residents of Robeson County and also have attended a high school within Robeson County for 9th through 12th grades.  Recipients must demonstrate financial need. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Incoming freshman as well as current students will be eligible. This scholarship is open to music majors with a preference of a full time student.  The scholarship is renewable and will be awarded half in the fall and half in the spring.

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

Kenneth and Glenda R. Bird Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

The donor wishes to honor Kenneth and Glenda R. Bird with this scholarship that recognizes devoted and caring individuals committed to the field of nursing. Mr. & Mrs. Bird were firm believers in education. Both were high school dropouts who obtained their diplomas later in life. Mrs. Bird, a member of the Lumbee tribe, obtained her GED and LPN Certificate after dropping out of high school. She was a long time employee of Dr. Martin Brooks before being hired as a nurse for Student Health Services at UNC Pembroke. Mr. Bird, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota, returned to high school after serving a four year stint in the US Army. Mr. Bird was a painter who made a career in the field of construction. He was glad to share his talent in sign painting with anyone who requested it. Mr. and Mrs. Bird had six children. Five of them either attended or graduated from UNC Pembroke. Additionally, they have a number of grandchildren who have graduated or are currently attending UNC Pembroke.

The recipients of this scholarship will be a junior or senior Nursing major and shall be an enrolled member in a state recognized tribe or a federally recognized tribe and a North Carolina resident. Recipients may be full- or part-time undergraduate students and must maintain the University Standard QPA. The recipients must have demonstrated financial need. The award is renewable to the same recipient as long as they meet the criteria. If there are no qualified students who meet the tribal membership criteria, the scholarship should be awarded to a non-tribal member who meets the other criteria.

Bladen We Care/Anne C. Nye Endowed Scholarship*

The Donor wishes to establish an endowed scholarship for graduates of the Bladen Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program or is a Bladen County resident holding the Associate Degree Nursing credential who will be entering the UNC Pembroke BSN Program and who plans to work in Bladen County upon graduation.

The recipient of this scholarship will be a graduate of the Bladen County Community College ADN Program or Bladen County resident with the ADN credential and be accepted into the UNCP BSN Program. Eligible applicants will also maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA; reside in Bladen County; be motivated and capable learners; submit a scholarship application; demonstrate economic need; maintain continuous enrollment for the duration of the scholarship; and commit to work in Bladen County for two years following graduation.

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.

The Leonard and Hickory Holmes Medical Career Endowed Scholarship (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

The recipients of the Leonard and Hickory Holmes Medical Career Endowed Scholarship will be a junior or senior full-time student maintaining a minimum of 3.7 QPA. Recipients must be majoring in Chemistry, Applied Physics or Nursing; and be residents of North Carolina. First preference should be given to those students who are graduates of a Robeson county high school and are members of a state or federally recognized tribe.  If there are no applicants meeting the listed criteria, the Office of Financial Aid will make an award to the applicant(s) that most closely meet(s) the requirements.

Pattie and Luther Locklear and Pearlie M. Hardywell Endowed Scholarship*

Mr. and Mrs. Locklear wish to utilize this commitment to UNCP as a symbol of their appreciation of the university and its impact in their lives and the community it serves. Mrs. Locklear retired as a teacher after 30 years of service and is extremely passionate about education and the arts. Although their lives have been consumed by education, business and community improvement, they have their share of adventurous pursuits and special interests.

The recipient will be a student in the nursing program, an elementary education major, or a music education major and a member of a state or federally recognized tribe.  The recipient must maintain a minimum 2.7 QPA. The student must be a current resident of Robeson County and have attended and graduated from high school at Purnell Swett High School (first preference) or a high school in Robeson County (second preference) for 9th through 12th grades.  Financial need should be considered. The award is renewable.   

Sheltering Home Circle of the King's Daughters and Sons Endowed Nursing Scholarship*

This fund shall be used to provide support for a full-time rising Junior or Senior student (or students) studying in the UNC Pembroke Nursing Program. The recipient shall be selected in accordance with the following criteria: has completed requirements for acceptance in the RN-BSN Program; has maintained at least a 2.8 cumulative 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. Recipient shall be an enrolled member of a State or Federally recognized Indian tribe, with preference to a member of the Lumbee Tribe. Funds from this scholarship will be credited directly towards the student's account and used for tuition, fees, books, and uniforms. Scholarship may be renewed for a second year as need exists and student's academics continue to meet criteria. Recipient will be responsible for acknowledging receipt of the scholarship to a designated member of the North Carolina Circle of The King's Daughters and Sons and be willing to share how it assisted them in their career goals.

Trinity Urgent Care and Family Practice Endowed Scholarship*

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 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.

David Weinstein Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

The Donor wishes to recognize the quality of the Nursing Department at UNCP and the work of its students by creating the Senator David F. Weinstein Endowed Scholarship in Nursing.

The recipients of the Senator David F. Weinstein Endowed Scholarship in Nursing will be nursing majors maintaining the University's and Nursing Department's minimum QPA. Successful candidates should be well-rounded students as evidenced by their involvement in University and community service and activities. Financial need should be considered. The award is renewable.

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.

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.

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.

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 fully endowed)

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 therecipient 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

his 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 Honors 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.

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.

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.

Doctors Cecil and Naomi Lee Conley Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry and 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 fully endowed)

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 fully endowed)

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.

Linda and Don Metzger Endowed Scholarship in Business (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)*

The Donors wish to establish this endowed scholarship to help a young person further their education and reach their educational goals. The scholarship will recognize students who demonstrate commitment and dedication to getting an education and improving their future. This includes students who may not perform well on examinations but who exhibit a knowledge and understanding of the subject as well as attending the required classes, being on time with assignments, and showing an overall sense of responsibility.

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who is a resident of North Carolina. The student must maintain a minimum of 2.7 QPA. Incoming freshman as well as current students majoring in Business will be eligible. The student must exhibit a level of financial need, and the award is renewable provided the student reapplies and maintains qualified status.

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.

School of Education

Departmental Scholarships

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.

The Bollinger Family Endowed Scholarship (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

The donor wishes to honor the life and memory of Sue Bollinger Bennett, Elon Tyson Bollinger, Herman Paul Bollinger, Sr., and Donald Bruce Bollinger. As an elementary school teacher, Sue Bollinger Bennett inspired her students to excel and become engaged members of their community. She encouraged and influenced every child, as she understood that the future of the world was in her classroom each day. Sue earned her degree in Elementary Education at UNC Pembroke.  She learned her interpersonal skills growing up in Lumberton from her parents Herman and Elon Bollinger and her brother Don Bollinger.  Anyone who knows the Bollinger family says, "They are good people."

Recipient will be a full time student pursuing an Elementary Education degree and / or a member of the Women's Golf Team or Men's Basketball Team.  Consideration will be given to residents of NC with preference given to Lumberton High School graduates, Robeson Community College graduates, McMichael High School graduates or Rockingham County Community College graduates.  The award is renewable as long as the recipient maintains a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

James Knox Brayboy 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.

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.

Agnes Hunt Chavis - Eva Jones & Family Endowed Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

The Donors wish to honor the alumni in their family - Eva Chavis Jones, Class of 1931; Agnes Hunt Chavis, Class of 1950; George E. Chavis, Class of 1952; Larry R. Chavis, Class of 1972; and Donna Jones Chavis, Class of 1989 - with an endowed scholarship.

The recipients of this scholarship will be residents of Robeson County and members of a state or federally recognized tribe. The recipients will be undergraduate Education majors. Incoming freshman as well as current students will be eligible. Financial need should be considered. The award is renewable as long as all requirements are met.

Bryan R. "Lil Owl" Chavis Endowed Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

This scholarship is established to honor the memory of Bryan Russell Chavis. Chavis served admirable in the United States Navy aboard the USS Nicholson. He was honorably discharged in 2001. He was the proud father of two girls, Marion L. Chavis and Fallon B. Chavis. While diligently working in construction to provide for his family, he imparted to his daughters the importance of education. Rather than telling his daughters what he believed, he led by example. In 2004, he returned to the classroom to pursue a degree in Education. His desire was to teach others. In December of 2007, Bryan graduated from UNC Pembroke with a BS Degree in Education with a concentration in Science. Before he could begin to fulfill his teaching dream, Bryan walked on in the early hours of January 8, 2008. Bryan's desire to teach will live on through the endowment of this scholarship. Not only will this scholarship provide assistance to directly educate, it will provide
teachers to future generations.

The recipients of this scholarship will be education majors. Financial need must be demonstrated and the recipient must be a resident of Robeson County. First preference should go to: 1) a veteran, science education major, 2) a veteran or 3) a science education major. Incoming freshman as well as current students will be eligible. The award 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 Indian 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 SNCAEUNCP Chapter. The choice of a recipient will be based on academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship is renewable. In the case that there is not a SNCAE chapter at the University, the candidate must be an education major who is a resident of Robeson County.

Duke Energy Endowed 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.

Duke 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.

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.

Johnny and Demetrius Hunt Endowed Scholarship in Education (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)*

Throughout Dr. Johnny Hunt's professional career, he has strived to prepare himself for continuous growth and opportunities to work and serve in various administrative and leadership capacities.  He enjoyed 39 years in public education as a Teacher, Coach, Assistant Principal, Principal, Executive Director and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, and Superintendent for the Public Schools of Robeson County. Their meek and humble disposition is one of their most outstanding attributes which has enabled them to work with people from diverse backgrounds.  They have never been too busy to take out time to serve their church, community and most of all family.  They have generously given of their financial means and time to help support UNCP academics and athletics.  UNCP has certainly helped to shape and influence this leader's life and provided him with a solid educational foundation to help advance the educational, economic and social fabric of our region, state and nation. Demetrius has been the rock of the family and a never-ending song of comfort, support and being.

The recipients will be Education majors maintaining a minimum 2.7 QPA. Recipients may be in their junior or senior year and must be full-time students.  Recipients must be residents of Robeson County who graduated from a Public Schools of Robeson County high school and aspire to a career as a teacher.  Recipients must demonstrate financial need.  The award is renewable. Successful candidates should be well-rounded students as evidenced by their involvement in University and community service and activities.  The student must engage in volunteerism opportunities that occur throughout the academic year that promote education; either on or off campus.

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.

J.T. and Vera Doris Locklear Malcolm Endowed Scholarship (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

To recognize the years of service of their parents, J.T. and Vera Doris Locklear Malcolm, to our nation, the State of North Carolina and the Public Schools of Robeson County from which they both retired.

J.T. Malcolm served 27 years as an enlisted soldier in the Tennessee Army National Guard and the United States Army with tours in Korea and Vietnam. After his retirement from the U.S. Army, he attended Robeson Community College (RCC) and obtained his General Education Diploma (GED). He later was employed by RCC for 10 years and subsequently retired as a state employee. Vera Doris Locklear Malcolm was born in Robeson County, North Carolina. As a first generation college student, she has spent a lifetime learning and teaching others. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pembroke State College in 1967, and her Master of Arts degree from Appalachian State University in 1979. Professionally, she dedicated 25 years as a music educator with the Public Schools of Robeson and Hoke Counties. Their children are establishing this scholarship so that others will seek out their passion in life through education and find their place so they too can be productive members of society and their community.

The recipients will be Education majors (in music or reading) or cadets with any major who are in the U.S. Army or Air Force R.O.T.C. programs, or any commissioning program offered to enrolled students at UNC Pembroke by another service component, and who maintain a minimum 2.5 QPA. Recipients may be in their sophomore, junior or senior year and must be full-time students. Recipients must have graduated from one of the public high schools in Robeson, Hoke, Bladen, Columbus or Scotland Counties, unless the applicant's parent(s) are serving in another state due to active military service to our nation. In such case, the applicant's parent(s) must have maintained and/or established their legal residency in one of the aforementioned counties at least one year prior to the applicant starting school at UNC Pembroke. Financial need will not be considered. The award is renewable. Successful candidates should be well-rounded students, with leadership potential, as evidenced by their involvement in university and community service activities. The student must demonstrate his/her willingness to make a difference in the lives of others and his/her community.

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 member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe; however, if a suitable candidate cannot be identified, the preference does not apply.

Pattie and Luther Locklear and Pearlie M. Hardywell Endowed Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

Mr. & Mrs. Locklear wish to utilize this commitment to UNCP as a symbol of their appreciation of the university and its impact in their lives and the community it serves. Mrs. Locklear retired as a teacher after 30 years of service and is extremely passionate about education and the arts. Although their lives have been consumed by education, business and community improvement, they have their share of adventurous pursuits and special interests.

The recipient will be a student in the nursing program, an elementary education major, or a music education major and a member of a state or federally recognized tribe.  The recipient must maintain a minimum 2.7 QPA. The student must be a current resident of Robeson County and have attended and graduated from high school at Purnell Swett High School (first preference) or a high school in Robeson County (second preference) for 9th through 12th grades.  Financial need should be considered. The award is renewable.   

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.

Stacy Locklear, Sr. Endowed Scholarship (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)*

The Donors wish to honor the memory of Stacy Locklear, Sr. He taught for 35 years in Robeson County, spending most of that time as a secondary science teacher. He went on to become a guidance counselor, and then a principal, and always believed in the value of public education. Mr. Locklear earned his Bachelor's Degree from what was then Pembroke State College in 1962, part of a family legacy of UNCP graduates. The family of Stacy Locklear, Sr. establishes this scholarship in his name to encourage students who are following his footsteps towards a career in public education.

The recipients of this scholarship will be residents of Robeson County and maintain the Minimum University Standard QPA. This scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year who are majoring in secondary education, with a preference for students studying science education. Financial need should be considered. The award is renewable to the same student should they continue to meet the requirements.

The Locklear-Dial Endowed Scholarship in Education

The donors have provided this endowed scholarship to help a local student attend UNCP and obtain a degree in Education.  UNCP's School of Education has afforded a great quality of life for many of the donors' family and friends.

The recipients will be Education majors and maintain the University Standard minimum QPA.  The recipient must be in their junior or senior year and must attend full-time.    The recipient must be a resident of Robeson County, with a preference for students who are residents within the postal zip codes of Pembroke or Maxton.  The recipient must be a member of a state- or federally-recognized tribe and of demonstrated financial need.  The award is not renewable to the same student. If there are no applicants who meet the above requirements, the selection committee may make an award to the applicant that most closely meets the requirements.

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.

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 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.

J.T. and Vera Doris Locklear Malcolm Endowed Scholarship (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)

To recognize the years of service of their parents, J.T. and Vera Doris Locklear Malcolm, to our nation, the State of North Carolina and the Public Schools of Robeson County from which they both retired.

J.T. Malcolm served 27 years as an enlisted soldier in the Tennessee Army National Guard and the United States Army with tours in Korea and Vietnam. After his retirement from the U.S. Army, he attended Robeson Community College (RCC) and obtained his General Education Diploma (GED). He later was employed by RCC for 10 years and subsequently retired as a state employee. Vera Doris Locklear Malcolm was born in Robeson County, North Carolina. As a first generation college student, she has spent a lifetime learning and teaching others. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pembroke State College in 1967, and her Master of Arts degree from Appalachian State University in 1979. Professionally, she dedicated 25 years as a music educator with the Public Schools of Robeson and Hoke Counties. Their children are establishing this scholarship so that others will seek out their passion in life through education and find their place so they too can be productive members of society and their community.

The recipients will be Education majors (in music or reading) or cadets with any major who are in the U.S. Army or Air Force R.O.T.C. programs, or any commissioning program offered to enrolled students at UNC Pembroke by another service component, and who maintain a minimum 2.5 QPA. Recipients may be in their sophomore, junior or senior year and must be full-time students. Recipients must have graduated from one of the public high schools in Robeson, Hoke, Bladen, Columbus or Scotland Counties, unless the applicant's parent(s) are serving in another state due to active military service to our nation. In such case, the applicant's parent(s) must have maintained and/or established their legal residency in one of the aforementioned counties at least one year prior to the applicant starting school at UNC Pembroke. Financial need will not be considered. The award is renewable. Successful candidates should be well-rounded students, with leadership potential, as evidenced by their involvement in university and community service activities. The student must demonstrate his/her willingness to make a difference in the lives of others and his/her community.

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.

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.

Prospect High School Class of 1959 and Faculty International Travel Fund

Ken Strickland wishes to create the Prospect High School Class of 1959 and Faculty Student 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 is 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 an academically related/sponsored program over the course of a fall or spring semester or summer session (The travel must be within the context of an academic 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, in collaboration with other appropriate faculty/staff of the University, 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 and the International Programs Office.

The scholarship is to be used for travel related expenses and is not to be used to pay tuition, fees, etc.; the qualifiers for such academically related/sponsored program are cited above. If no students qualify 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*

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.

James Thomas and Dorothy Harmon Sampson Family Endowed Scholarship (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)*

The Donor wishes to honor the memory of her parents James "Coach Sampson" Thomas and Dorothy Harmon Sampson. Sally has fond memories as a young child of growing up on the campus of Pembroke College. They lived in a very small apartment at the end of what were then the men's dormitories. The whole campus, small compared to today, was her playground. Her mother was an English teacher at the local high school and father was the first football coach at Pembroke. He also coached basketball and men's and women's baseball. Coach Sampson was the Athletic Director and taught several physical education classes. He reenlisted during the Korean War. They left Pembroke but always came back to see family. Education and coaching remained a very important part of her parents' lives and she knows they would both be pleased if they knew that some student at the University might be helped in some small way by receiving this scholarship.

The recipients of this scholarship will be residents of North Carolina with preference given to residents of Robeson County. The recipients will be Education, English and/or Health Promotion majors. Incoming freshman as well as current students will be eligible. Financial need should be considered. The award is renewable as long as all requirements are met.

Jepty Patrick Strickland Endowed Scholarship*

Ken Strickland, a businessman of 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 and be involved in community service to be eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship is renewable as long as the requirements continue to be met.

Purnell Swett Endowed Teaching Scholarship*

This award was established by the Robeson County Indian Education Parent Committee in honor of Purnell Swett. Mr. Swett was the Robeson County School Superintendent from 1977 to 1989.

An annual cash award will be given to each of two outstanding members of a state or federally recognized American Indian tribe completing teacher education certification requirements. The recipients must make a two year commitment to teach in the Public Schools of Robeson County.

Department of Health and Human Performance

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 Human Performance. 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 and Human Performan ce.

James Thomas and Dorothy Harmon Sampson Family Endowed Scholarship (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)*

The Donor wishes to honor the memory of her parents James "Coach Sampson" Thomas and Dorothy Harmon Sampson. Sally has fond memories as a young child of growing up on the campus of Pembroke College. They lived in a very small apartment at the end of what were then the men's dormitories. The whole campus, small compared to today, was her playground. Her mother was an English teacher at the local high school and father was the first football coach at Pembroke. He also coached basketball and men's and women's baseball. Coach Sampson was the Athletic Director and taught several physical education classes. He reenlisted during the Korean War. They left Pembroke but always came back to see family. Education and coaching remained a very important part of her parents' lives and she knows they would both be pleased if they knew that some student at the University might be helped in some small way by receiving this scholarship.

The recipients of this scholarship will be residents of North Carolina with preference given to residents of Robeson County. The recipients will be Education, English and/or Health Promotion majors. Incoming freshman as well as current students will be eligible. Financial need should be considered. The award is renewable as long as all requirements are met.

Van Dwight Sampson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family, friends, and co-workers of Van Dwight Sampson in honor of his thirty-four years of dedicated service, teaching, and mentorship to the countless participants of Robeson County Recreation Department. Through his tireless effort, the Robeson County Recreation Department was able to provide outstanding contributions throughout the entire county.

The recipients of this scholarship will be full-time students with a declared major with the Health and Human Performance Department who participated in one or more programs through the Robeson County Recreation Department. Participation in Robeson County Recreation Department shall be verified by contacting the department during the review process. The recipient must have completed 24 credit hours at UNCP and maintain minimum 3.0 GPA while receiving the scholarship. Students studying aboard are eligible. Student graduating in December are eligible for this award in the Fall semester, however, preference will be a student attending the full academic year.

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 Human Performance 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.

Dr. Tommy Thompson Endowed Scholarship in Sports Management

The Donor wishes to recognize the work of Dr. Tommy Thompson, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (then Pembroke State College) who served as a faculty member in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department for 35 years, 27 of which he was Department Chair.  A firm believer in the importance of fitness and sports, Dr. Thompson also served the university as women's volleyball coach, assistant baseball coach, and women's tennis coach.  During his tenure as Department Chair, Dr. Thompson established the Sport Management Track within the Exercise and Sport Science degree program and was instrumental in establishing a Master's degree in Physical Education. The donor also wishes to recognize an outstanding sophomore or junior pursuing an Exercise and Sport Science degree in the Sports Management track.

The recipients will be a full-time sophomore or junior pursuing an Exercise and Sport Science degree in the Sports Management track and maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA.  Financial need is not a consideration.  The award is renewable.

Dr. Thomas E. Wooten Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Thomas E. Wooten, a native of Hamlet, North Carolina, put himself through college and graduate school.  Dr. Wooten taught Forestry at Clemson University for 37.5 years.  During this time he advised and mentored many undergraduate and graduate students.  Dr. Wooten was a strong advocate of education and throughout his life remained devoted to Southeastern North Carolina. The donors wish to honor his memory and recognize an outstanding continuing graduate student within the Physical Education program by providing this scholarship.

The recipients will be Graduate Level Physical Education majors and maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA.  Recipients may be full-time or part-time students.   The award is renewable.

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.

Dr. Thomas E. Wooten Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Thomas E. Wooten, a native of Hamlet, North Carolina, put himself through college and graduate school.  Dr. Wooten taught Forestry at Clemson University for 37.5 years.  During this time he advised and mentored many undergraduate and graduate students.  Dr. Wooten was a strong advocate of education and throughout his life remained devoted to Southeastern North Carolina. The donors wish to honor his memory and recognize an outstanding continuing graduate student within the Physical Education program by providing this scholarship.

The recipients will be graduate-level Physical Education majors and maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA.  Recipients may be full-time or part-time students.   The award is renewable.