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

Annual Scholarships and Grants



Alumni-Sponsored Awards

Robeson County Alumni Annual Scholarship*

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

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

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

General Awards

Robert Alex Britt, MD, Resident Advisor Financial Award

The candidates shall be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. This award is nonrenewable, financial need will not be considered, and candidates must have a GPA of 3.0. Consideration will be given to residents of North Carolina. This award will be awarded to a current Resident Advisor or Resident Director who demonstrates academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to the UNCP on-campus community.

Kyle and Sarah Carter Annual Scholarship for Study Abroad

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

Dr. Collie Coleman Annual Scholarship

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

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

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

Dean Elinor F. Foster Scholarship Annual Scholarship

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

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

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

Ellen Hubbard Child Care Fund

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

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

Sarah and Louis C. LaMotte, Sr. Annual Scholarship*

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

Cherry Laurel Scholarship Award

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

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

Family of Wendell and Gloria Lowery Annual Scholarship (Not to be awarded until award amount is reached)

The Donor wishes to honor her parents for their commitment to the community, education, and the arts.

The recipient(s) of this award will be an Art Education major. Recipients must maintain a minimum of QPA that meets the University standard. Full or part-time undergraduate students are eligible. The award is renewable to the same recipient as long as the above criteria are met. Financial need is not a consideration. If there are no applicants that meet the above requirements, the Office of Financial Aid may make an award to the applicant that most closely meets the requirements.

William A. Roach/Lumberton Rotary Club Annual Scholarship*

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

Rust Enterprises Annual Scholarship

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

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

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

UNCP Bookstore Book Award

The donor wishes to help students in need of financial assistance to cover the cost of books by raising money from university departments to fund an annual award.  The recipients of the will be of any major, undergraduate or graduate.  The only requirement is financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.  The award must be applied to the cost of course books.  The award will be made in the fall and spring semesters (possibly to different recipients) and is renewable.

UNCP Friends of the Library Book Award

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

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

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

College of Arts and Sciences Awards and Grants

Angela Sharon Smith Annual Scholarship*

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

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

Department of American Indian Studies

Pembroke Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship

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

Martin H. Perry American Indian Studies Research Fund

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

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

Department of Biology

Environmental Achievement / Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Annual Scholarship

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

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

Department of English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages

English Education Internship Annual Scholarship

This award was established by colleagues and friends in honor of Virginia P. (Ginny) Jones, who served as Coordinator for Undergraduate English Education for ten years until her retirement in December 2012, and Dennis H. Sigmon, who preceded Dr. Jones as Coordinator for Undergraduate English Education and continued to work with English Education majors until his retirement in May 2014. The award is to be made in the spring semester to a senior English education major who is in need of financial assistance during her/his internship.

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

Deon Greene Memorial Annual Scholarship Award for Study Abroad

The Donor wishes to honor the memory of Deon Greene, a student who loved the Spanish language and appreciated the study abroad opportunity he had at UNCP.    

The recipients will be full-time or part-time undergraduates majoring in Spanish.  The recipients must maintain a 2.5 QPA.  The scholarship will be awarded in the Spring semester to help defray travel expenses for students enrolled in a Spanish class offered by the Department of English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages that includes study abroad.  Financial need may be a consideration as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Department of History

Loren L. Butler II History Annual Scholarship

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

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

Nancy Jones-Dorothy Hupp Memorial Annual Scholarship*

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

Sons of the Revolution, North Carolina Society, American History Annual Scholarship

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

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

Department of Mass Communication

James A. Comstock Memorial Annual Scholarship

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

Department of Music

Presser Foundation Annual Scholarship

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

Department of Nursing

Pembroke Pathways Scholarship Award for Rising BSN Students from Sandhills Community College

The recipients will be deserving graduates of Sandhills Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program within the preceding 12 month period. Eligible students must be enrolling full-time in the Bachelors of Nursing Program at the University of North Carolina Pembroke. An award will be made each year to each eligible student in the amount of $1,000 for tuition, fees, books, and other supplies for his/her first year of full-time enrollment in the BSN program. The award is not renewable.

Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Betty Jo Hunt Annual Scholarship*

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

Department of Social Work

Maurice Bodenstein-Holocaust Memorial Annual Scholarshipin Social Work

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

McMahon Achievement Annual Scholarship in Social Work

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

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

Social Work Faculty Annual Scholarship

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

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Betty Jo Hunt Annual Scholarship*

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

School of Business Awards and Grants

Accounting Students' Association Book Award

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

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

Elkay Southern Annual Scholarship for the School of Business

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

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

Sandhills Chapter of North Carolina Association of CPAs Annual Scholarship*

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

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

Sandhills SCORE Chapter MBA Scholarship

In support of the University of North Carolina-Pembroke (UNCP) association with Sandhills Community College allowing students to attend a substantial portion  (>/=50%) of their required classes leading to a UNCP MBA degree through classroom work conducted at the SCC campus or via internet classes, the scholarship will be given to up to three students each year. 

This brings an enhanced opportunity for this essential educational advancement opportunity to students from a significant portion of the central North Carolina area presently serviced by the Sandhills SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Chapter.

The award will be made in the fall and spring semesters to deserving students who are taking advantage of this regional UNCP/SCC association to earn a Master of Business Administration degree and is renewable to the same student if applicable.  It may be given to a full-time student at any level. 

School of Education Awards and Grants

Lambda Chapter Teacher Grant-in-Aid*

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

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

Strong Scholars Program

The Donor wishes to reduce financial pressure for students in teacher education programs during the student-teaching semester, when a student's ability to offset expenses with outside employment is curtailed by the rigor of full-time work in the classroom.

The recipients of the Strong Scholars Program's annual scholarship will be education majors who are in the process of initial licensure whom the selection committee identifies as having the potential to become excellent classroom teachers.  Recipients must be undergraduate students who have exhibited outstanding success and enthusiasm in field experience prior to the final year of the program or graduate students whose life experiences prior to enrollment reveal the same traits. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the two semesters prior to their final year.  Recipients must have demonstrated financial need.

Department of Health and Human Performance

Dr. Mary Guy Beaver Memorial Annual Scholarship

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

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

School of Graduate Studies Awards and Grants

Dr. Sharon Sharp Memorial Annual Scholarship

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

*Residency Requirement Information: For all scholarships and awards that have a residency requirement, a dependent student must show that his or her parent(s) have a bona fide domicile in the designated area (county or state). In such a situation, since the university follows the legal general presumption that the domicile of a minor is the same as that minor's living parent(s) or legal guardian(s), the parent(s) must demonstrate 12 months of uninterrupted domicile (immediately prior to the first official day of courses for the term of enrollment) in the designated area (county or state). This same presumption applies to independent students.