Wiley and Dianne Barrett Endowed Basketball Scholarship
The Donor feels fortunate to have been able to attend UNC Pembroke and play basketball. The Donor wishes to express his appreciation by establishing this endowed scholarship to help a young person further their education and reach their educational goals while playing basketball at UNC Pembroke. The scholarship will recognize students who demonstrate commitment and dedication to getting an education and improving their future.
The Wiley and Dianne Barrett Endowed Basketball Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who is a member of the Men’s or Women’s Basketball Team. The student must maintain a minimum of 2.7 QPA. Incoming freshman as well as current students will be eligible. The award is renewable provided the student reapplies and maintains qualified status.
Braves Club Endowed Athletic Scholarship
The scholarship, created by the members and friends of The Braves Club, is designed to reward academic achievement of UNC Pembroke athletes. This award is given annually to one male and one female athlete for their senior year. The recipient will have completed at least two years of study at UNC Pembroke. It is provided to those students with the highest QPA with a minimum of 3.0.
Tecumseh B., Jr. & Eva Brayboy Endowed Memorial Baseball Scholarship*
The children of Tecumseh and Eva Brayboy established this scholarship in 2000 to recognize and honor the values and beliefs of their beloved parents. The recipient of the Tecumseh B., Jr. and Eva Brayboy Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be a resident of North Carolina who meets all minimum University academic standards, is of proven financial need, is an athlete in good standing on the baseball team, and a full time student. First preference shall be given to an athlete who is a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe. One award shall be made and shall be paid half in the fall and half in the spring. The award can be made to a student in any year of study and is renewable.
A.G. “Tunney” Brooks Student Athlete Scholarship Award
The Donor wishes to honor the longtime Athletic Director and Coach of Football, Basketball and Baseball at Lumberton High School. Throughout his tenure as coach and Athletic Director of the Pirates, Coach Tunney instilled the values of sportsmanship, teambuilding, and healthy competition, while he challenged his players to give their all. The young men who played for him, and the fans who rooted for his teams, value forever the legacy he built - both on and off the field - during his tenure.
The recipients of The A.G. “Tunney” Brooks Student Athlete Endowed Scholarship should be UNCP Student Athletes of high character who demonstrate a genuine financial need. Following the awarding policy laid out in Item IV below, priority should be given first to Lumberton High School Athletes, then to Robeson County Athletes, and finally if no candidates can be found, the award will be open to all other student/athletes attending UNCP. Recipients are expected to maintain a minimum of 2.5 QPA and maintain their standing as a student athlete. The award is not renewable in order to make the funding available to as many student athletes as possible.
Mac and Sylvia Campbell Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Campbells to recognize a member of the men’s basketball team and a member of the men’s golf team at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke who have demonstrated talent, commitment, and integrity. The recipient shall be a full-time student athlete. The scholarship will be available to a member of the men’s basketball team in years ending in an even number and to a member of the men’s golf team in years ending in an odd number. The scholarship award shall be the interest accumulated from the principal and be awarded in full in the fall. Award shall not be based upon financial need and is renewable.
Dallas “Mac” and Sylvia Campbell, Jr. Family Endowed Football Scholarship
The Mac and Sylvia Campbell, Jr. Family of Elizabethtown, NC, wishes to provide deserving members of the UNCP football team financial aid during the summer terms. The award is available to any member of the UNCP football team, and recipients are chosen through the recommendation of the Head Football Coach at UNCP. Incoming freshmen are eligible if permitted by NCAA regulations.
Jimmy Carroll Memorial Endowed Scholarship*
Established by parents and friends to honor the memory of Jimmy Carroll, a Lumberton High School athlete and life-long resident of Robeson County, this scholarship shall be awarded to an undergraduate student athlete who is eligible under NCAA academic requirements. Preference is given to a Lumberton High School graduate or, if none is available, a resident of Robeson County.
John L. Carter Student Athlete Endowed Memorial Scholarship (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)
This scholarship was established by family and friends of John L. Carter, the Donors, to honor John: an esteemed member of the Pembroke community; 1926 graduate of the Indian Normal School (to become Pembroke State College and then the University of North Carolina at Pembroke); former Registrar of Pembroke State College; and, avid supporter of athletics at Pembroke High School. Carter was deeply involved with the Pembroke High School Booster Club, known today as the Purnell Swett Booster Club, was a member of the Burnt Swamp Baptist Association, and a member of the Mt. Airy Baptist Church in Pembroke. Throughout his life, John L. believed in the values of sportsmanship and healthy competition, and built a legacy that this scholarship attempts to honor.
The recipients of the John L. Carter Student Athlete Endowed Memorial Scholarship shall be UNCP student athletes of high character and who are of demonstrated financial need. The scholarship shall be awarded to Robeson County natives who are members of an athletic team at UNCP. Recipients are expected to maintain a minimum of 2.5 QPA and maintain their standing as a student athlete with the NCAA Academic Guidelines. The award is renewable as long as the recipients continue to meet the above criteria.
Bob Caton Endowed Scholarship for Football and Men’s Basketball (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)
The Donor wishes to establish this scholarship with the belief these athletes will use their collegiate experience as a time of growth in character and maturity. Through positive decision making and the building of character, the Donor hopes the recipients will better themselves as athletes and young professionals. Upon graduation, the Donor trusts the recipients will be prepared to face the personal and professional challenges of the real world using the skills learned in the academic and athletic arenas.
The recipients of this scholarship shall be athletes on the UNCP football team or UNCP men’s basketball team, registered full-time, and who maintain the University’s minimum QPA for the fall and spring semester. The candidate should be of good character with an attitude and willingness to perform well while attending UNCP. There is no restriction of major or residency. The award should be split each year between a football athlete and a men’s basketball athlete. The award is renewable to the student athlete from each sport provided the qualifications are met each academic year. The awards will be renewed through graduation by the student athlete or exhaustion of their athletic eligibility, whichever comes first. The award is received half in the fall and half in the spring, and is based on demonstrated financial need.
Sammy Cox Baseball Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is provided annually to a qualified member of the UNCP Baseball Team. The student will meet University academic standards. The award is renewable on an annual basis.
William Howard Dean Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the patriarch of the Dean Family, “Howard” Dean. Mr. Dean served as Athletic Director, Basketball Coach, Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Dean of Graduate Studies at The University of North Carolina between 1960 and 1992. Candidates must maintain a 3.0 QPA and be planning to participate in men’s basketball at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The Head Basketball Coach and the Athletic Director shall serve as the selection committee.
Harold T. Ellen Endowed Baseball Scholarship
The Donors wish to honor the accomplishments and contributions of longtime UNCP Baseball Coach Harold T. Ellen with the establishment of this scholarship. Coach Ellen’s lifelong commitment to education and athletics garnered him many personal awards including induction into the NAIA and UNCP Halls of Fame; however, he most cherished the friendships established and the knowledge that, through teaching and coaching, he made a positive impact on so many lives. This scholarship recognizes his legacy as a husband, father, coach, and teacher.
The recipient of the Harold T. Ellen Baseball Endowed Scholarship shall be a full-time undergraduate student and UNCP baseball player meeting NCAA and UNCP Athletic Department eligibility requirements. The recipient must maintain a minimum 2.5 QPA in his field of study. There is no preference to residency, subject major, or year of study. Demonstrated financial need is not a consideration and the scholarship is renewable. The recipient is to be selected by the Financial Aid Office with input provided by the UNCP Baseball Head Coach using the above criteria.
Dr. Ed Crain Endowed Track & Field/Cross-Country Scholarship
The Donor wishes to establish this scholarship to honor the accomplishments and contributions of Dr. Edwin W. Crain. He contributed much to the success of the UNCP Athletic Program and its student athletes primarily as Track and Cross-Country Coach.
The recipient(s) shall be full-time student athletes who are eligible under NCAA academic requirements. The scholarship will be available to any member of the Track or Cross-Country Teams at UNCP. The award is available to students in any year of study. The scholarship award shall be a minimum of $250.00 and be awarded in full in the Fall. Award shall not be based upon financial need and is renewable.
Joe Gallagher Basketball Scholarship (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)
This scholarship was established by teammates, players, and friends of Joe Gallagher to honor his achievements at UNCP and in life. Joe, a 1968 graduate, was the all-time scoring and rebounding leader in UNCP’s basketball program and, for this reason, he was inducted into the UNCP Hall of Fame. Joe was an All-American during his days at UNCP, later coached at UNCP, coached for several other colleges and, eventually, the pros. Joe is loyal to his family, friends and his alma mater. The Donors want the recipient of this scholarship to emulate Joe’s work ethic, loyalties, and his belief in family.
The recipients of the Joe Gallagher Basketball Scholarship will be full-time undergraduate students in any year of study and must maintain the minimum University standard and the NCAA Academic Guidelines. There is no restriction of residency or major and the recipient must be of demonstrated financial need. The award is renewable as long as the recipient continues to meet the aforementioned criteria.
Lacey E. Gane Athletic Scholarship
The scholarship was established by the friends of Lacey E. Gane in honor of his many accomplishments and contributions. He contributed greatly to the success of the UNCP Athletic Program as golf coach, basketball coach and athletic director.
The scholarship will be awarded to full-time student athletes who are eligible under NCAA academic requirements. The scholarship will alternate each year between golf and basketball. It is available to students of any year of study.
Glenn/Haigmeier Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2000 by Allan Glenn based upon his experience of support and assistance during his years as a student and athletic trainer at the University. It also honors the memory of his father, Mr. Raymond Haigmeier who devoted many years to officiating baseball at the University. This scholarship is designed to provide an opportunity for an athletic training student to have a portion of their education funded. Criteria for award of this scholarship include: the recipient of this scholarship shall be an undergraduate student at the University without regard to financial need, QPA, year of study or county/state of residence. One scholarship will be awarded half in the fall and half in the spring. The scholarship is renewable.
Willie R. Harris, Sr. Endowed Golf Scholarship
The scholarship has been established in memory of Willie R. Harris, Sr., a good friend of UNC Pembroke, ardent golfer, and former manager of Riverside Golf Course, Pembroke, N.C. The contributing founders of the scholarship were friends and relatives of Mr. Harris.
The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a qualified member of the UNC Pembroke Golf Team. The decision to renew the scholarship will be made each year based on the student’s performance and academic standing.
Haskins Family Endowed Scholarship for Football and Women’s Basketball (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)
The Haskins Family Endowed Scholarship for Football and Women’s Basketball was created by John and Kelly Haskins, and their children, Morgan and Connor. The scholarship was established by the Haskins Family to award a student-athlete playing football special teams or women’s basketball. The Haskins Family’s love of sports and the dedication of John and Connor as a coach and student-athlete, respectively, for UNC Pembroke Athletics inspired the family to financially invest in future student-athletes who have a similar passion for their sport and UNC Pembroke.
The recipients of this scholarship will be student athletes of the UNC Pembroke Football and Women’s Basketball programs. The award will alternate between Football and Women’s Basketball programs, starting with Football. The initial award recipient will be a member of the football program with a high preference for a special teams player. There is no preference relating to financial need, residency, year of study, or subject major. This scholarship is renewable until the recipient exhausts their playing eligibility at which time the recipient will switch to the other program. The recipient will be an undergraduate student-athlete maintaining the minimum University standard.
Kenney Family Endowed Scholarship (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)
This scholarship was created by friends, family, coaches, administrators, and Braves Club members in honor of the family of Mira and Dan Kenney and their five children-Geoff, Rebecca, Matt, Kyle, and Mack. Dan Kenney served UNC Pembroke in many leadership roles spanning five decades beginning in 1977, including those of a coach, director of athletics, faculty member, and chief of staff.
The recipients of the Kenney Family Endowed Scholarship will be student athletes who have been at UNC Pembroke for more than one year and exhibit the characteristics of the Kenney Family-including a strong passion for UNC Pembroke, integrity, positive attitude, and a commitment to teamwork. The recipients must meet NCAA Eligibility Standards and will be selected by the Director of Athletics or designee. Preference is for the recipient to be a rising senior with an interest in coaching, teaching, or administration as a career ambition.
Willie D. Mayes, Jr. Memorial Endowed Wrestling Scholarship
The scholarship is endowed by the fellow students, teammates, realties, and fraternity brothers of the late Willie Mayes. The scholarship is awarded based on need to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior wrestler who most exemplifies Willie’s leadership and determination.
Kenneth Ray Maynor Memorial Endowed Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)
The Donor wishes to recognize Kenneth Ray Maynor, a 1957 graduate of Pembroke State College, now known as UNC Pembroke. While at Pembroke State, he majored in education and spent his free time on the basketball court. Anyone who knew him understood, had it not been for Pembroke State College, Kenneth Maynor would have never had the opportunity to gain anything past a high school degree. It was this university that not only opened doors for him and his wife, but also allowed him to open doors for his children and grandchildren. With his education degree, his love of basketball, his work as a teacher in Robeson County, and his position as Executive Director for LRDA, Kenneth Maynor was able to reach, teach, influence and impact the lives of Native American people both on local and national levels.
Mr. Ken loved young people, and looked for opportunities to help them in whatever way he could. It is for this reason the family of Kenneth Ray Maynor would like to establish a scholarship in his honor. Through this gift, he will pay homage to Pembroke State College, and continue to live on through the lives of young people of the future.
The recipients of this scholarship will be full-time scholar-athletes (preferably basketball players - male or female), with a preference for education majors. The recipients should maintain a minimum QPA of 3.0. Incoming freshman as well as current students will be eligible. The recipients must be members of a state or federally recognized tribe. They should reside Robeson County. If there are no qualified applicants from Robeson County, applicants from any county in North Carolina may be considered. Financial need should be considered. The award is renewable.
Royce McNeill Endowed Golf Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)
This scholarship was created by family, friends, and professional colleagues in memory of Royce McNeill. Royce was a part of the athletic fabric of Robeson County as a golf coach and athletic director at Prospect High School and Purnell Swett High School. Royce’s greatest joy was witnessing the accomplishments of his athletes as they moved on to collegiate athletics.
The recipients of this scholarship will be student athletes of the UNC Pembroke Men’s and Women’s Golf teams. The recipients must be residents of North Carolina and maintain a 3.0 QPA. The recipients will be selected by the UNC Pembroke Head Golf Coach or designee. There is no preference relating to financial need, year of study, or subject major. This scholarship is not renewable.
Ron Miller Endowed Athletic Scholarship
The children of Ron Miller wish to honor their father who dedicated his life to teaching, coaching, and the betterment of the communities he served. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ron Miller joined the Pembroke State basketball squad in 1961 after transferring from Edwards Military Institute in Salemburg, NC. Ron graduated from Pembroke State College in 1963 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education and went on to become a successful high school teacher and coach. Over his 37-year coaching career with both men and women, he won over 600 games, including the 1993 NCHSAA State 4A Championship with South View High School in Fayetteville, NC. Coach Miller remained very active with UNCP throughout his career and after retirement.
The scholarship is open to any UNCP student-athlete or support personnel (manager, statistician, etc.) in any year of study and is renewable. The recipient shall be a South View HS graduate, have a minimum 2.5 QPA, and be a full-time undergraduate student. A committee appointed by the Director of Athletics will select the scholarship recipient.
Native American Design Services Endowed Football Scholarship* (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)
The Donor wishes to provide opportunities for American Indian student-athletes participating in football at UNCP. Priority for awarding shall be established in the following order until a recipient is identified. The scholarship shall be awarded to a member of a state or federally recognized tribe who: (1) graduated from Purnell Swett High School; (2) graduated from any high school within the Public Schools of Robeson County; or, (3) graduated from any public school system in North Carolina.
The recipient shall be an incoming freshman of full-time status, with demonstrated financial need, and must maintain the minimum UNCP and NCAA eligibility requirements. In the event there are no eligible freshmen candidates, the scholarship may be offered to a current member of the football team who meets the other criteria.
Carl R. Peed Endowed Basketball Scholarship for Leadership
The Donor dedicates this scholarship to two great coaches and mentors, Lacey Gane (UNCP) and Charlie Bishop (Hamlet High School), and his former UNCP teammates, all of whom taught him the importance of teamwork and gave the Donor the skills to be successful in life beyond the court. This scholarship is to be awarded to the individual who best exemplifies the values that Coaches Gane and Bishop taught: trust, respect, responsibility, self-discipline, hard work, confidence, strong work ethic, and the will to always strive to win, even when faced with defeat.
The candidate shall be a player who makes a significant contribution to the UNCP men’s basketball team who excels on the basketball floor, and who demonstrates leadership qualities not only on the basketball court-practice and games-but in day-to-day life around campus and in the community. Demonstrated leadership qualities include, but are not limited to, giving one’s all and high moral and ethical standards as reflected by UNCP and its athletic program.
Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a full-time student in the second semester freshman through senior year of study at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke maintaining the minimum university QPA. There is no restriction of residency or major. Demonstrated financial need may be considered.
Raymond B. Pennington Endowed Scholarship
The Donor wishes to honor the patriarch of the Pennington Family who served as Athletic Director, Baseball Coach, Golf Coach, Dean of Men and Chair of the Physical Education Department during his tenure at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a full time undergraduate student in any year of study at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a member of the men’s baseball team maintaining NCAA eligibility. The award shall not exceed $600 per year to one student. The award will be renewable pending available funds. The UNCP Baseball Coach and Athletic Director will conduct selection of the recipients.
Coach Mario and Elizabeth Poletti Memorial Scholarship for Service
The children of Coach Mario and Elizabeth Poletti wish to honor their mother and their father, who dedicated his life to teaching, coaching, and service to family, church, and community.
The scholarship is open to a UNCP football student-athlete in any year of study and is renewable. The recipient shall be a business major (or intend to study business if no major declared), have a minimum 3.0 QPA, be a full-time undergraduate student, and show a record of previous service to family, church, school, and community. Selection will be made by a committee appointed by the Dean of the School of Business and will include the current UNCP Football coach.
Nathaniel Powell Cross Country/Track & Field Scholarship
The donor wishes to promote the efforts of UNCP Cross Country/Track & Field. Nathan Powell was an outstanding performer for the UNCP Cross Country/Track & Field teams in the midlate eighties. An All-District 26 performer and team member on multiple District Championship squads, Nathan still has one of the top 10 fastest cross country times in UNCP history (26:17/8K in 1986 at The Citadel Invitation). Nathan wishes to give back to the university that gave to him and provide assistance to a UNCP student-athlete.
Recipients must maintain NCAA eligibility and will be selected at the discretion of the Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach.
Trina Riddle Endowed Scholarship for Women’s Athletics
The Donor wishes to assist students at UNCP by establishing the university’s first endowed scholarship designed specifically to enhance the women’s athletic program. The primary requirement for candidates for award of The Trina Riddle Endowed Scholarship for Women’s Athletics shall be any female participating in varsity athletics at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. All candidates must be full time undergraduate students in any year of study and maintaining at least the minimum university standard QPA in any field of study. There are no geographic stipulations associated with this award. The award will be made half in the fall and half in the spring. The award will be renewable if funds are available.
John W. (Ned) and Eva B. Sampson Endowed Men’s Basketball Scholarship*
This scholarship was established by his family in honor of the many years of service of “Mr. Ned” (class of 1953 and Hall of Fame member) to Magnolia School as well as his contributions to the University. The scholarship is designed to assist deserving young athletes who might not otherwise realize the dream of a university degree. The scholarship is awarded annually to a basketball player, with priority given to a Robeson County resident.
William Molan “Big Mo” Strickland Memorial Endowed Scholarship*
The scholarship was created to remember “Big Mo” Strickland and to honor his unrelenting efforts and desires as a volunteer to improve the quality of Robeson County’s athletic programs through encouragement, advice and mentorship of student athletes.
The recipient of this scholarship shall be an athlete with a major in the Health and Physical Education Department earning a minimum 2.5 QPA. He/she must be a native of Robeson County, NC, a graduate of Purnell Swett High School and qualify under FAFSA guidelines for financial assistance.
Nat and Sandra Tolar Endowed Athletic Scholarship (Not to be awarded until fully endowed)
The Donor wishes to establish this athletic endowment to assist in attracting and retaining quality student-athletes to UNC Pembroke as their chosen higher education institution. The Donor recognizes the important role intercollegiate athletics plays in preparing young people for their life following graduation. The Donor wishes to assist a deserving student-athlete who would not be able to begin or continue their athletic and academic pursuits at UNC Pembroke without this additional support.
The recipients of this scholarship will be a UNC Pembroke student-athlete and maintain the minimum University Standard QPA. Incoming freshman as well as current students will be eligible. There is no requirement with regard to major of study, residency, or financial need. The award is renewable.
UNCP Alumni Soccer Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship was established to enable alumni, parents and friends of the University to provide assistance to the sport of soccer at the University. Recipient(s) may be currently enrolled or incoming soccer player(s). Award is based on athletic ability in the sport of soccer. Recipient(s) will be bound by the stipulations of the University athletic grant-in-aid agreement. The award is renewable on an annual basis.
UNCP Merit Scholarships
Students qualifying for UNCP Merit Scholarships are selected on the basis of academic aptitude, achievement, motivation, and recommendation of the high school counselor. The following privately funded scholarships are offered under the UNCP Merit Scholarships:
Marion F. Bass Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Marion F. Bass, an alumnus of UNC Pembroke and President of Marion Bass Securities Corporation of Charlotte, NC and New York. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to an academically gifted student. The award will normally be renewed to the recipient as long as he/she is in good standing at the University. The decision regarding renewal will be made annually.
Harry Hutchison Gibson Endowed Scholarship
The Gibson scholarship is to be awarded annually to an academically gifted student. It will normally be renewed to the recipient as long as he/she is in good standing at the University. The decision regarding renewal will be made annually.
Gibson-MacLean Endowed Scholarship
This Chancellor’s Scholarship was established by Dr. Hector MacLean and Dr. M. Carr Gibson of Lumberton, N.C. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to an academically gifted student. The award will normally be renewed to the recipient as long as the student remains in good academic standing at the University. The decision regarding renewal will be made annually.
Joseph B. Oxendine Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Joseph B. Oxendine along with numerous friends and colleagues. Dr. Oxendine believes strongly in the importance of education and has devoted his career to students. The scholarship shall be awarded annually to an academically gifted student. The decision regarding renewal shall be made annually.