University Advancement & Alumni Relations

Donor-Funded Scholarships

A UNCW education should be an option for any qualified student, and donor-funded scholarships allow many to have a complete experience while being rewarded for their hard work.

Thanks to our donors who support scholarships, over 600 awards are made each academic year. We are proud of the difference these awards make for our students.

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To learn more about these scholarships please contact:

Meredith Cole
Donor Agreement Associate
(910) 962.3759
colemm@uncw.edu

 

Awards by Category

Alumni Association Scholarships

The Cape Fear Bank/John Cameron Coburn Scholarship was created by Cape Fear Bank and John Cameron Coburn and will be used to recruit and retain students.

The Hugh Henry Fox UNCW Alumni Association Scholarship is in memory of Wilmington College’s first graduate, Hugh Henry Fox ’49.

The Jim A. Humphries Memorial Scholarship was created by family members, classmates, and friends of Mr. Humphries to honor his memory and to recognize the leadership he demonstrated while a student at UNCW.

The Mary Catherine, Susan, and Elizabeth James Alumni Scholarship was created by their father, Thorne James, to honor his daughter’s academic achievements at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and their love for their alma mater, to recognize the value of an education and to financially assist and enable other young people to reach similar academic goals at UNCW.

The Alumni Association Bob King Scholarship was created and funded by the Alumni Association to honor Bob King for his long-term and significant support of the association and the university.

The Lewis/ Wiley Alumni Fellowship was created by the Alumni Association in order to further strengthen the Graduate School.

The Perry Daniel Lockamy, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was created by the UNCW Alumni Association (“UNCWAA”) in memory of Perry Daniel Lockamy, Jr. in recognition of Mr. Lockamy’s love and commitment to the UNCWAA. 

The Sara Fussell Messer ‘66 Alumni Scholarship was created by Sara Messer, and family members, to recognize the value of an education and her love of it and her alma mater, as well as providing support for the needs of current and future UNCW students.

The Geraldine King Morris Nursing Scholarship was established by Lieutenant General (Retired) John W. (Jack) Morris and his children in memory of his wife and their mother, Geraldine King Morris, and to honor her lifelong devotion to the nursing profession. Mrs. Morris was a native of Wilmington and attended James Walker Nurses Training, where she received her accreditation as a registered nurse, and in 1944 joined the Army Nurse Corps. Nursing was a profession of which she was proud and remained proficient throughout her lifetime. It is for this reason that the family has chosen to memorialize Mrs. Morris by providing a scholarship that will assist others who wish to pursue a profession in nursing.

The Triad Alumni Chapter Scholarship was created by the Triad Alumni Chapter in effort to encourage high-ability students from the chapter’s region to attend UNCW.

The Gerald Shinn UNCW Alumni Association Merit Scholarship is in honor of Dr. Gerald H. Shinn, professor of philosophy and religion at UNCW from 1967 to 1995.

The Alumni Association Pat Corcoran Smith Scholarship was created by the Alumni Association to honor Pat Corcoran Smith for her outstanding service as executive director of the association and the university's Alumni Relations Program.

The Wilmington College Alumni Merit Scholarship provides a scholarship to an incoming or currently enrolled undergraduate student. The scholarship is in honor of Wilmington College alumni and faculty who attended or taught at this institution before it was accepted into the University of North Carolina System in 1969. Wilmington College was established in 1947.

The Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter Scholarship was created by the Watson School of Education Alumni Chapter and will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the school.

Athletic Scholarships

The Allen Family SAA Endowed Scholarship was created by Pete Gratale for Dave Allen and his family for the purpose of assisting the UNCW Men's & Women's Swimming programs.

The Aqua Hawks Swimming & Diving Scholarship was created by the generous gifts of past athletes, parents of athletes and supporters of the Aqua Hawks a fundraising club for the UNCW Swimming and Diving teams.

The BB&T SAA Endowed Scholarship was established by BB&T for student-athletes at UNCW.

The Boseman-Jarrell Softball Scholarship was created by Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson in honor of Melissa Jarrell, former coach of the UNCW women’s softball team, and former NC State Senator Julia Boseman.

The Bradley-Doppes SAA Scholarship was established by family members and friends to honor Peg Bradley-Doppes and Gary Doppes to provide scholarship support to student athletes.

The Brewer Family Scholarship was created by gifts from the Brewer Family Foundation and provides scholarship assistance to student athletes as UNCW. 

The William J. Brooks Baseball Support Fund was established in 1997 by former players and colleagues in appreciation of Coach Brooks’ forty-year tenure at Wilmington College and UNCW. Under his leadership, the university developed from a two-sport junior college to a sixteen-sport NCAA Division I program.

The Ann McDonald Brown & Catherine Brown Floyd SAA Scholarship was created by Willis D. Brown and David Floyd for Student/Athletes at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Jean Hopkins Bullock SAA Endowed Scholarship was established by Mrs. Bullock, a 1968 graduate of Wilmington College and former instructor in the Watson College of Education, to financially assist student-athletes majoring in education within the Watson College of Education.

The Cape Fear Sports Medicine SAA Scholarship was created by Dr. Dale Boyd for a student-athlete on the men’s soccer team.

The Jon Cooke Scholarship was created by Jason Brett ‘01 and Seth Holloman ‘02 in memory of their late friend, Jon Cooke ‘02.

The Janet and Mickey Corcoran SAA Scholarship was created by Janet and Mickey Corcoran for student-athletes and the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

The Stirling Coward SAA Endowed Scholarship was created Douglas Fox and supporters of the UNCW men’s baseball program for a student-athlete on the men’s baseball team.

The Crocker Family SAA Endowed Scholarship was created by the Kay Crocker family for the purpose of assisting the UNCW athletic program.

The Crocker Marine SAA Endowed Scholarship was created by Eddie Smith, Chairman and CEO of Grady White Boats, Inc., to honor Kay Crocker for his dealership success and in recognition of his long-time support to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

The George & Catherine Diab Scholarship created by Steve, Robert and Barbara in honor of their parents are creating the scholarship to support the athletic program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Erdem Scholarship in Swimming and Diving was created by Erdem International, LLC. The scholarship will be used to assist student athletes in the swimming program at UNCW with the donors’ preference being to support international student-athletes where possible.

The Eshelman SAA Scholarship created by Dr. Eshelman to support the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with six full in-state scholarships.

The Exum Outreach Award Endowed Scholarship was created by Bert & Kimberly Exum to assist student-athletes at UNCW. Although not a specific criteria of the award, it is intended to recognize and support students who have shown an interest or have participated in outreach or service learning work with a faith-based organization.

The Michael Paul Foucht Memorial Scholarship was created by Cara Beth Foucht in memory of late husband, Mike, an alumnus of UNCW. In 204 starts as an outfielder for the Seahawks between 1997 and 2000, he hit 28 home runs and compiled 115 RBI.

The William “Bill” Harris SAA Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in honor of Mr. Harris, a long-time supporter of UNCW Baseball, to provide scholarship support for student-athletes at UNCW.

The Richard Harrison Memorial Scholarship was created by Bettie Harrison in memory of her husband, Richard, an avid and loyal supporter of Seahawk athletics.

Harry and Jake UNCW Men’s Soccer Scholarship in Athletics was created by Paul VanCompernolle to recognize Head Men's Soccer Coach Aidan Heaney's son, Harry, along with his son, Jacob VanCompernolle. The scholarship will be used to assist a student athlete in the men's soccer program.

The Chuck Hobgood Scholarship in Athletics was created by the Board of Directors of North Carolina Amateur Sports to recognize the tireless efforts of the organization's president, Chuck Hobgood.

The David Jones SAA Scholarship was created by the Jones Family and provides assistance to student athletes.

The Ransford S. Jones Scholarship in Athletics was created by Mr. Patrick Farfour '00 in memory of his departed friend, Ransford S. Jones '98.

The James T. and Beverlyn B. Jones SAA Endowed Scholarship was created by James T. and Beverlyn B. Jones to financially assist student/athletes who might otherwise not have an opportunity to attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Lee and Doris King Baseball Scholarship was created by Donald Lee King a 1989 UNCW alumnus and longtime supporter of UNCW Athletics in order to support an athlete within the baseball program.

The Calvin Lane Soccer Alumni SAA Scholarship was created by Ashley Dixon and supporters of the UNCW men’s soccer program for a Student-Athlete on the Men's Soccer Team at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Estell Lee SAA Scholarship was created by Estell Lee and will support student athletes.

The Lentz Family Memorial Scholarship in Athletics was created by the family and friends of Kenneth A. Lentz and Larry W. Lentz.

The Richard “Grey” Liston Scholarship in Athletics was created by Gail and Richard Liston, proud parents of Grey Liston, a four- year member of the UNCW Seahawk Swimming and Diving team from 2003-2007. Grey died in July, 2013, in the Mount Olympus National Park as the result of a mountaineering accident. The scholarship will be used to assist student athletes in the Swimming and Diving program at UNCW.

The Catherine S. Mayo Family SAA Endowed Scholarship was created by Mr. William F. Mayo in memory of his late wife, Catherine, for the purpose of assisting the UNCW Athletics Programs.

The Paul Miller SAA Scholarship was created to honor former UNCW Athletic Director Paul Miller, and provides scholarship funds for a student-athlete at UNCW.

The Pauline and Edward Nesselroade SAA Endowed Scholarship was established by Pauline and Edward Nesselroade to support the athletic program at UNCW.

The Nixon SAA Scholarship was established by Dr. W. P. Nixon, Jr., to provide scholarships for student-athletes at UNCW.

The Porter SAA Endowed Scholarship was created by UNCW faculty member Dr. Thomas Porter to support student-athletes at UNCW.

The George W. & David A. Potter Memorial Endowed Scholarship was created by Ace Potter in memory of his George and David Potter and provides assistance to student athletes.

The Rebounders Club SAA Scholarship was created by the Rebounders Club to provide scholarship support to student athletes at UNCW.

The George Rountree, III & Sylvia Rountree SAA Endowed Scholarship was established by the Mr. and Mrs. Rountree to demonstrate their continued support to the basketball program at UNCW.

The William & Deborah Rudisill Scholarship in Athletics was created by Mr. and Mrs. Rudisill to assist student-athletes at UNCW.

The Mark Scalf SAA Scholarship was established by Bryan Smith to honor Coach Scalf and to demonstrate his continued support of the baseball program at UNCW.

The Stan Seroka Scholarship in Athletics was created by Ken Seroka in memory of his father, Stan, who was an avid and loyal supporter of Seahawk Baseball. The scholarship will be used to assist baseball student-athletes at UNCW.

The Gary and Mary Jo Shipman SAA Endowed Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Shipman to continue their long-time support of the basketball program at UNCW.

The UNCW Men’s Basketball Alumni Scholarship in Athletics was created by a group of alumni and former members of the UNCW Men’s Basketball team.

The Catherine S. Warner SAA Scholarship was created by Mrs. Warner’s daughter, Deborah, to support student-athletes in the women’s golf program.

The David E. “Pop” Warner, Jr. Scholarship was established in 2001 by his daughter, Deborah. Mr. Warner was a long-time employee of UNCW and friend of the athletic department; he passed away in 2007. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a swimming or diving athlete.

The Bill and Jackie Warwick SAA Endowed Scholarship was established by the Warwick family for the purpose of assisting the UNCW athletic program.

The Waves of Wilmington Swim Team Endowed Scholarship was established with the generous gifts of past athletes, parents of athletes and supporters of the Waves of Wilmington Swim Team, a non-profit organization and member of USA Swimming and North Carolina Swimming.

The Alexander Weide Soccer Scholarship was created by Christl Weide in memory of her husband, Alexander Weide, whose passion for soccer led him to become a coach and an author, and who played an integral part in bringing organized soccer to New Hanover County. The scholarship will support student- athletes in soccer.

The E.L. White SAA Endowed Scholarship was established in 1979 with a gift originally made in 1967 to Wilmington College from the estate of Mr. E. L. White, a community leader and former mayor of the city of Wilmington.

The Timothy Neil Wright Scholarship in Athletics was created by Russell H. Sneeden III in memory of Mr. Wright, a man who loved his family, a proud father and dear friend to many people. As an active member of the Wilmington-area golfing community, he actively participated in local charity events and corporate outings. Timmy had a great competitive spirit and always came through in the clutch with a shot or a putt that needed to be made. This scholarship is being created to honor his skill and to allow a student athlete the opportunity to play golf competitively at UNCW. The scholarship will be used to assist student athletes in the Men's Golf program at UNCW.

Diversity Scholarships

The Robert Beardsworth Diversity Scholarship was created by Randy & Betty Ann Beardsworth, a local couple interested in supporting UNCW students who are members of the LGBTQIA Student Group and allied student groups.

The Books+4Us Diversity Scholarship was created by Cindy Linn to assist students in meeting their educational goals on their way to becoming stronger contributing members of our society. 

The Boseman-Tenhuisen Scholarship was created by L.S. "Bo" Dean and members of outWilmington.com, a local organization supporting UNCW students who are members of the LGBTQIA Student Group and allied student groups. The scholarship is inspired by a student member of LGBTQIA who faced considerable adversity and great hardship.

The James C. Braye Scholarship was created by Malcomb Coley to honor James C. Braye, a triple retiree, husband, father of five, grandfather of four, and fifty-five year member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Mr. Braye has been a soldier, businessman, counselor, singer, cantor, and politician. Born in the Great Depression, no one told him about his limited prospects for success in life.

The Isidro Carbajal Diversity Scholarship
was created in honor of Mr. Isidro Carbajal, a dedicated teacher who supports the Hispanic/Latino community. It is a merit scholarship and is available to first generation students and North Carolina residents pursuing a degree to teach or help others in the Hispanic and Latino community. The scholarship is awarded annually by Centro Hispano.

The Denis G. Carter Scholarship
was established in honor of Dr. Carter and was initiated by the African American Graduate Association. It is available to an incoming freshman who has expressed an interest in pursuing a major with the Cameron School of Business.

The Dr. Terry and Liz Coffey Diversity Scholarship was created by Dr. and Mrs. Coffey in honor of their commitment to UNCW and their interest in supporting first-generation college students.

The Euran S. Daniels Scholarship was created by Mr. Euran S. Daniels to promote diversity and award academic merit. These principles have been significant in the life experience of the donor, and he wishes to further them through the recipients of this scholarship.

The Mae Rachel Freeman Scholarship was created by gifts from family and friends of Mrs. Freeman.

The Nikkita Donyal Johnson Diversity Scholarship in Theatre was created by Ms. Johnson to assist students in the Department of Theatre.

The Douglas L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship was created by friends and family of Douglas L. Johnson to honor his memory and his service to his community and to the university.

The Sarah Faison Jones Diversity Scholarship was created by the family of Sarah Faison Jones.  She was recognized by Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo for being the inspiration behind two generations of Jones students attending and graduating from UNCW.  

The Landry Family Diversity Scholarship in Business was created by Jo and Rick Landry to assist the university in meetings its commitment to maintaining a campus environment that values rich diversity in its student body and specifically the Cameron School of Business.

The Cornelius E. Nixon Jr. Diversity Scholarship was created by Ms. Carrie L. Nixon, in memory of her brother, Cornelius E. Nixon Jr.  The scholarship will be used to assist the university in meeting its commitment to maintaining a campus environment that values a rich diversity in its student body.

The Ralph H. Parker Scholarship was created and funded by alumni and friends of Ralph H. Parker, former director of the UNCW Office of Minority Affairs; to recognize his long-time service to UNCW.

The Dr. Howard S. Rasheed Diversity Scholarship in Management was created in memory of Dr. Rasheed, a respected faculty member in the Management Department of the Cameron School of Business.

The William A. and Joyce Sederburg Diversity Scholarship was created by Chancellor William A. Sederburg and his wife, Joyce, in honor of their service and commitment to UNCW.

The Ernest A. Swain Scholarship was created by the Omicron Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to honor Ernest A. Swain, the man, his profession, and his service to the New Hanover County community. This scholarship will be used to assist in attracting freshmen students who are interested in studying any field, who are from diverse populations who have graduated from the New Hanover, Brunswick or Pender County School System.

The UNCW Black Faculty and Staff Association Merit Scholarship was created by The Black Faculty and Staff Association and is intended to assist the university in meeting its commitment to maintaining a campus environment that values a rich diversity of human beings among its faculty, staff, and students.

The UNCW Diversity Scholarship Endowment was established to promote the university’s commitment to maintaining a campus environment that values a rich diversity of human beings among its faculty, staff, and students. The university defines diversity as the representation of populations shaped by historical circumstances, cultural identities, and/or varying socioeconomic circumstances.

The Dr. L. W. Upperman Scholarship
was created by Dr. Upperman in acknowledgement of his deep concern and desire to give something of substance and meaning to the African-American community. It is awarded annually to an incoming freshman resident of North Carolina with demonstrated interest in African-American heritage.

The Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship was created by Wells Fargo Bank to assist UNCW in fulfilling its diversity goals as defined by its mission.  The scholarship is intended to assist students enrolled in the Cameron School of Business.

The Williston Alumni Scholarship was created by alumni of Williston Industrial and Williston Senior High Schools. It is awarded to a deserving freshman who has indicated an interest in the field of education.

Graduate Fellowships

The Ahuja Academy of Water Quality Fellowship was created by Dr. Satinder “Sut” Ahuja in recognition of his lifelong career in the pharmaceutical industry and his desire to improve quality of life. The fellowship will be used to assist graduate students engaged in research related to water quality.

The Dr. Ralph W. Brauer Fellowship was created through the estate of Dr. Brauer. It is intended to assist students enrolled in one of the graduate programs of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Judith C. Bryan, Holden Beach Turtle Watch Fellowship in Marine Biology was created by the Holden Beach Turtle Watch Program and is intended to assist graduate students in Marine Biology.

The Grace M. Burton Promise of Excellence Fellowship was created by Grace Burton to assist a graduate student.

The Robert H. Byington Leadership Fellowship in Creative Writing was created by Mr. Philip Gerard to honor Dr. Robert H. Byington for his efforts in establishing the creative writing program at UNCW. This fellowship will be used to assist a M.F.A. student of outstanding creative achievement.

The Victor G. Collins Scholarship was created in memory of Victor G. Collins by Dr. Susan Hermanson. This scholarship is intended to assist students in the Master of Accountancy Program.

The Crider Family Graduate Fellowship in Business Administration was created by Clyde M. Crider, Jr., a 2001 graduate of UNCW and the Cameron School of Business. The fellowship will be used to assist a graduate student interested in pursuing a MBA degree offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The F.P. Fensel Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by F.P. Fensel to give financial assistance to a graduate student in Marine Biology at the University.

The Philip Gerard Graduate Fellowship was created by Charles F. Green, III, and is intended to be given to a graduate student of English working toward the M.F.A. in Creative Writing.

The Got-Em On Live Bait Club Fellowship was created by Got-Em On Live Bait Club to assist UNCW in attracting and rewarding graduate students whose interest and research focus on the issues affecting the fish population in the waters of Southeastern North Carolina.

The Christopher Gould Fellowship in English was created by Charles F. Green, III in honor of Dr. Christopher Gould, a distinguished member of the faculty of the UNCW Department of English, whose unpretentious nature and genial personality have endeared him to his colleagues. The fellowship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a graduate degree offered by the UNCW Department of English.

The Owen Graham Kenan Scholarship was created by Mrs. Owen G. Kenan and her children in memory of her husband and their father, and will be used to assist graduate students in the Marine Biology program.

The Bernice Kert Fellowship in Creative Writing was created by Kathryn Kert Green, Elizabeth Jane Kert, and Charles Job Kert in memory of their mother, Mrs. Bernice Kert. The fellowship will be awarded to a student in the MFA program in the Department of Creative Writing.

The Charles F. Green Jr. Scholarship was created by Charles F. Green III to honor his father, Charles Frederick Green Jr., who, from among his own numerous interests, taught or otherwise imparted to one or more of his three sons an appreciation of history, military history, historical novels, current political and social news events, classical music, various participatory and spectator sports, chess and other card table games, business investments, photography, the grandeur of mountains, and extensive travels. This scholarship will support a graduate student of history.

The Holt Oil Fellowship in Public Administration was created by Hannah Holt and the Holt Oil Company in loving memory of Charles B. C. Holt. The Fellowship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree.

The David W. Jessen, EY (Ernst & Young) MSA Fellowship was created by David Jessen and his spouse, Melissa. David retired as a partner with Ernst & Young after a distinguished 35 year career in public accounting. He joined the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Cameron School of Business as an Executive-in-Residence in 2008. He and Melissa were so impressed with the caliber of the students and their strong work ethic that they wanted to create an endowment to assist deserving students with their education. David and his spouse, Melissa, have been actively involved in several civic and charitable organizations over the past 40 years. The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree in the Master of Science in Accountancy within the Cameron School of Business.

The Jane Logan Lackey Scholarship was established in 1972 by E. G. Lackey, president of the Lackey Foundation in Winston-Salem, NC in order to support students at UNCW.

The Margaret Shannon Morton Fellowship was created by Doug and Susan Morton in memory of his great aunt, Margaret Shannon Morton of the original faculty members at Wilmington College. This fellowship will be used to assist graduate students in the Creative Writing program.

The MPA Community Advisory Board Scholarship was created by MPA Community Advisory Board and will be used to assist graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration.

The Lewis E. Nance Chemistry Fellowship was created by contributions given in memory of Dr. Nance. The fellowship is intended to assist the department in recruiting and retaining highly motivated students of chemistry.

The Linda and Charles Nance Fellowship in Creative Writing was created by Linda Nance in recognition of the outstanding accomplishments of the UNCW Department of Creative Writing and will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a graduate degree offered by the Department.

The Dr. James F. and Frances B. Parnell Fellowship was created by Dr. and Mrs. James F. Parnell in recognition of his long-time tenure and service to the UNCW Biological Sciences Department.

The Joanne Rockness Scholarship was created to recognize the leadership of Dr. Rockness as the previous director of the Master of Science of Accountancy (MSA) program. It will be used to assist students in the Cameron School of Business who are enrolled in the MSA program.

The M. Tyrone Rowell Endowed Scholarship Fund was created by Charles F. Green, III to honor his friend “Ty” Rowell, who has been employed by the university since 1974. The scholarship is intended to provide tuition, fees and other support to graduate students of History who are working towards a Master’s degree at UNCW.

The Sylvia and B.D. Schwartz Graduate Fellowship was created by Sylvia and B.D. Schwartz. This fellowship will be used to assist UNCW students in the graduate program.

The Lacy C. and Doris L. Sidbury Fellowship was created by Gwendolyn S. Solomon as a memorial to her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Sidbury. This fellowship supports graduate students.

The Stamp Defiance Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Fellowship in History was created by the Stamp Defiance Chapter. The fellowship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the Department of History.

The Susan Goodman Stern Fellowship was created by Ms. Stern in honor of faculty member Dr. Larry Usilton, Dr. Larry Cable and Dr. John Haley and in appreciation of their dedication to teaching students. This fellowship will be used to support UNCW’s graduate program in history.

Honors Scholarships

The Ahuja Academy of Water Quality Undergraduate Research Award was created by Dr. Satinder “Sut” Ahuja in recognition of his lifelong career in the pharmaceutical industry and his desire to improve quality of life. The award will be used to assist undergraduate students engaged in faculty-mentored research related to water quality at UNCW.

The Erleen Burbage Alexander Honors Scholarship Endowment was established by C. Edward Alexander in memory of his mother.

The Bank of America Merit Scholarship was created to support students within the UNCW Honors Scholars College.

The Carl and Janice Brown Merit Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Brown in appreciation of the mission and challenges facing those academic departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, and is used by the college to recruit and retain academically strong students within those departments.

The William Joseph Boney Memorial Scholarship was created to support a UNCW student who graduated from a North Carolina high school.

The Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship was created by the Board of Directors of the UNCW Foundation in recognition of the university’s identified priority for additional merit scholarships to recruit and retain high quality students. The scholarships will be used to assist incoming freshmen.

The Elizabeth “Betsy” Ervin Women’s Resource Center Scholarship was created in honor of Elizabeth "Betsy" Ervin, founder of the Women's Resource Center, and will be used to assist continuing honors students at UNCW.

The Emmett and Gladys Corbett Scholarship was established by Dr. Richard J. Corbett in memory of his father and in honor of his mother. It is intended to recruit and retain academically strong students.

The Lenwood “Bo” Dean, Jr. Honors Scholarship was created by Dave Robertson, Mark Griffis, and friends to honor Bo Dean for his selfless dedication, spirit and relentless giving to the students he nurtures. This scholarship will be used to assist incoming freshmen students enrolled in the Honors Program.

The Friends of UNCW Scholarship was created by the Friends of UNCW, an organization that has promoted educational, scientific, and charitable, projects on behalf of the university since 1963. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist in-state freshman students enrolled in the Honors Program.

The George Henry Hutaff Honors Scholarship was created by Mrs. Tabitha Hutaff McEachern in memory of her father, a prominent Wilmington businessman who established the Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Wilmington and surrounding counties. It provides scholarships for students enrolled in the Honors Scholars College.

The Intracoastal Realty Corporation Scholarship was established by the Intracoastal Realty Corporation and will be used to support students enrolled in the UNCW Honors Program.

The Kenny Sumner Merit Scholarship was established by the Information Technology Systems division at UNCW. The scholarship will be used to assist students in the Honors College.

The Jefferies and Faris Associates Merit Scholarship was created by Jefferies and Faris Associates to support students in the Honors College.

The James R. Leutze Merit Scholarships were established by the UNCW Foundation in honor and recognition of Chancellor Emeritus Leutze’s outstanding thirteen-year service to the university. The fund provides scholarships for incoming freshman, who are known as Leutze Scholars.

The Levy/Bruce Honors Scholarship was created by UNCW alumni, colleagues, friends and family to recognize Dian Levy, the first director of the Honors Scholars Program, and Dr. Kate Bruce, the current director, who have shaped and expanded the program to become the excellent program that it is today. This scholarship will support students in the Honors Program.

The Devereux H. Lippitt Scholarship was created by Margaret Devereux Lippitt Rorison in memory of her father. The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

The Henry Alexander Martindale Honors Scholarship was created by Harriet Hunter Johnson in memory of her grandfather, Henry Alexander Martindale. This scholarship will be used by the Honors Program in attracting and retaining a high caliber of students at UNCW Wilmington.

The Lucile Murchison Marvin Scholarship was established by the Lucile Murchison Marvin Foundation. The scholarship will be used to help students at UNCW.

The Dr. Robert A. Moore, Jr. Merit Scholarship was established as a memorial to Dr. Moore and is to assist the university in attracting academically gifted students.

The Edward and Pauline Nesselraode Merit Scholarship was created to support high achieving students who academic promise and demonstrate financial need.

The Porta-Nails, Inc. Scholarship was created to support residents of the Wilmington, NC area attending UNCW.

The Porter Honors College Scholarship in Business was created by Drs. Lee and Thomas Porter to assist students enrolled in the UNCW Honors Scholars College with an interest in pursuing a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The Rotary Club of Wilmington Scholarship (Int’l) was created to financially assist two students enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The scholarship is being created at UNCW to support a student from North Carolina and an international student attending the university.

The Ann Sherman-Skiba Fund for Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement was established in honor of Ms. Sherman-Skiba’s commitment to UNCW’s encouragement of experiential learning as a complement to curricular studies. The fund provides support for undergraduate research, particularly research that benefits the greater Wilmington community, and is administered by the UNCW Honors College.

The Aaron and Elizabeth Silverman Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Ray Silverman Lytton in honor of her parents. It provides in-state tuition and fees scholarships to academically strong students.

The Sunrise Homes, Inc. Scholarship was established by The Sunrise Homes, Inc. and is intended to provide undergraduate academic scholarships for students who enroll in the UNCW Honors Scholars College.

The Two Friends Scholarship was created by Agnes Beane and Lyell McMerty. The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the University of North Carolina Wilmington and have been accepted into the honors program.

The UNCW Board of Visitors Undergraduate Research Fund was established by UNCW Board of Visitors to assist students engaged in faculty-mentored research. 

The UNCW Faculty Merit Scholarship was created by the UNCW Faculty Senate to assist the university in recruiting academically talented students.

The Donald R. Watson Honors Scholarship was created to support UNCW students who graduated from a North Carolina high school.

The Wilmington East Rotary Club Scholarship was created by The Wilmington East Rotary Club for incoming freshman who has graduated from an accredited high school in New Hanover County or a New Hanover County student who has attained a high school equivalency grade.

The Wilmington West Rotary Club Scholarship was created by The Wilmington West Rotary Club and is intended to attract and retain academically strong students and is awarded to a student from southeastern North Carolina based on academic achievement.

The Wilmington Woman’s Club Award was created by The Wilmington Woman’s Club. The scholarship was first established in 1983 and is among the first sustained annual scholarships administered by the university and continues to be used to address the university's main priority of recruiting and retaining academically strong students.

The Wrightsville Beach King Mackerel Tournament Undergraduate Research Award was established by Wrightsville Beach King Mackerel to assist students engaged in faculty-mentored research in marine fin fish and artificial reef development and conservation at UNCW.

Student Affairs Scholarships

The Martha M. Duncan Leadership Scholarship was created in memory of Mrs. Duncan, by her daughter Mrs. Katherine D’Arcy and will support student leaders who have excelled in their work on behalf of an organization or university department.

The Margaret Walthour Lippitt Scholarship was created in her memory by her granddaughter, Margaret Lippitt Rorison. This scholarship support students who has received the New Student Leader Award.

Undergraduate Admissions Scholarships

The Village of Bald Head Island Scholarship was created by Bald Head Island. This scholarship will be used to assist high ability students from South Brunswick High School interested in pursuing a degree offered by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Board of Trustees Merit Scholarship was created by the UNCW Board of Trustees to help the university meet its priority goal of offering more merit scholarships to attract high ability students. The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Board of Visitors Merit Scholarship was created by the UNCW Board of Visitors to assist the university in meeting its priority goal to attract and retain high ability students through offering more merit scholarships.

The Jacob Boseman-Jarrell Scholarship for Excellence was established by Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson in honor of Senator Julia Boseman and UNCW softball coach Melissa Jarrell for their excellence in leadership in our community and beyond.

The Bradley Creek Elementary School Scholarship was created by Mr. Fred Newber and will be used to assist students who attended Bradley Creek Elementary School who are interested in pursuing a degree at UNCW.

The DeAnne E. Carroll Just Believe Scholarship was created by Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson in honor of DeAnne E. Carroll, counselor for vocational rehabilitation in New Hanover County for fourteen years.

The Clancy & Theys Construction Company Scholarship was created by Clancy & Theys Construction Company, and will be used to assist students interested in pursuing degrees related to the field of construction.

The Nunzio and Edith DePaolo Scholarship was created by Rosemary DePaolo and her husband, Fred Wharton, in memory of Chancellor DePaolo's parents. The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Robert Ridgely “Bob” Dobo and Gabriel William “Bill” Dobo Scholarship was created by Mr. Bill Dobo and Mr. Bob Dobo to financially assist an incoming freshman student of proven academic and leadership ability.

The J. K. Horne Family Merit Scholarship was created by Mr. Horne to financially assist an incoming freshman student of proven academic and leadership ability.

The Richard B. Jones Excellence Scholarship was created in honor of Richard B. Jones by his family and is available to an incoming freshman.

The Jill L. Peters Kaess Scholarship was created by Jill Peters Kaess in honor of her commitment to assisting UNCW attract high ability, deserving students. The scholarship will be used to assist the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in attracting high-ability students who demonstrate academic ability and special achievement.

The Kauno A. Lehto Scholarship was established by Isabel James Lehto in memory of her husband. This scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by UNCW.

The Brian and Lyell McMerty Scholarship was created by Brain and Lyell McMerty and will be used to assist the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in attracting high ability students who demonstrate academic ability and special achievement.

The MSGT. (Ret.) E. S. Moncrief Military Dependents Scholarship was established by the Moncrief family in memory of “Big Ed” Moncrief, who served his country as a member of the USAF for over twenty years. The intent of this scholarship is to assist military dependents in their pursuit of higher education through courses at UNC Wilmington and the university's satellite campuses.

The David R. Murchison Family Merit Scholarship was established by the signers of this agreement in memory of David R. Murchison and his wife, May C. Murchison, their son, David R. Murchison, Jr., and their grandson, David R. Murchison, III, and will be used to help recruit highly-qualified students to the university.

The David W. and Anne B. Pearsall Merit Scholarship was created by David W. and Anne B. Pearsall for outstanding students in Pender County who will pursue a higher education at UNCW. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and recognize academic excellence in Pender County’s young people who aspire to obtain a college degree.

The Eric and Jean Rosenberg Distinguished Merit Scholarship was created by Dr. and Mrs. Rosenberg to assist the university in attracting high ability students. The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Fumiro Sako Scholarship was created by Guilford Mills in memory of Fumiro Sako, a well respected colleague, who spent nineteen years dedicated to the industry, and who remained passionate about Guilford in his role as a leader within their sales team. It is in his honor and memory that Guilford has established this scholarship so that others may continue to appreciate Fumiro's positive influence and the contributions he made to others.

The Bess N. Smith Distinguished Merit Scholarship was created by William N. Smith and Jean W. Smith in memory of Mr. Smith’s mother and will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by UNCW.

The Williston Alumni Scholarship was created by alumni of Williston Industrial and Williston Senior High Schools. It is awarded to a deserving freshman who has indicated an interest in the field of education. If no such person applies, the recipient can be one pursuing any field of study.

The Henry and Roya Weyerhaeuser Merit Scholarship was created by Henry and Roya Weyerhaeuser, long-time supports of UNCW, to assist high-ability students, graduate or undergraduate, interested in attending UNCW. The scholarship will be used to assist high-ability students interested in attending UNCW.

General Scholarships

The Adult Scholars Leadership Alumni Association (ASLA) Scholarship was created by the alumni of the Adult Scholars Leadership Program at UNCW. The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the university.

The Bedford Fair Endowed Scholarship was created by Bedford Fair to support students who graduated from public high schools in New Hanover County.

The Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Scholarship was created by the Cato Foundation to assist students who can demonstrate a quantifiable need for financial assistance.

The Chancellor’s Discretionary Scholarship for Special Needs was created by The Honorable and Mrs. W. Allen Cobb, Jr., and will be used by the Chancellor to assist students with special needs.

The Eliza Collins Scholarship was established by an estate gift from Eliza Collins in order to support students at UNCW.

The CVS Military Support Scholarship was created by CVS Health in order to support military affiliated students pursuing a degree offered by UNCW.

The Matthew Dale Donahue Scholarship Fund established by Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Donahue.  The purpose of this fund is to give financial assistance to a student in need in order to attend UNCW. 

The Stella Doran International Studies Award was created in memory of Stella Doran by her beloved husband Edward and their son, Dr. Guy Doran. Mrs. Doran served the community with compassion and generosity of spirit, volunteering at the Domestic Violence Center and Habitat for Humanity.  In honor of her love of travel, the university will use this fund to help cover expenses for students studying abroad.

The Sandra Koza Frank Travel Scholarship was created by David J. Frank and his children in memory of his wife and their mother. The intent of the award is to support UNCW’s efforts to graduate global citizens, and give students the opportunity to broaden their experience while at UNCW through study abroad and to support international students while at UNCW.

The Eddie Godwin III Memorial Scholarship was established by an estate gift from Mrs. Eddie Godwin III in order to assist a graduate of New Hanover High School attending UNCW.

The International Cabinet Scholarship established by The International Cabinet to create the support fund to assist the Office of International Programs by providing scholarships to students wishing to study abroad and additional funding for projects that promote internationalization and globalization at UNCW.

The Interroll Corporation Scholarship is awarded annually to a dependent of an Interroll employee. If no eligible student applies for the scholarship, it may be awarded to a student from southeastern North Carolina.

The Hans Langhammer Scholarship was established by Eris Groen Langhammer, in memory of her husband, Dr. Hans Langhammer. The scholarship will be used to assist the university in meeting its commitment to maintaining a campus environment that values a rich diversity in its student body.

The National Spinning Company provides a scholarship award for a student who is a child of an eligible National Spinning Company employee. If there are no students who are children of National Spinning employees to apply, the scholarship may be awarded to a student from southeastern North Carolina.

The Edward and Pauline Nesselroade Merit Scholarship was created by Edward and Pauline Nesselroade.  The scholarship will support high achieving students who show academic promise and demonstrate financial need.

The Order of Isaac Bear Merit Scholarship was created by the Order of Isaac Bear in order to support outstanding students across campus. The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The donor’s intent is for each new recipient of this scholarship to be a student from a different university school than the previous recipient.

The Osher Reentry Scholarships was established by The Bernard Osher Foundation.  The scholarship will support students who have experienced a gap in their formal education due to circumstances beyond their control.

The Penn Family Scholarship was created by the Penn Family to support students at UNCW.

The Parrish-Betts Travel Award was created by Elizabeth Betts in honor of her grandparents, Alice and John Parrish.  The award supports UNCW’s efforts to graduate global citizens by giving students an opportunity to broaden their experience while at UNCW through study abroad.

The John and Constance K. Phillips Scholarship was established by John and Constance K. Phillips with an interest in assisting students who have financial need and demonstrated commitment to complete their university undergraduate degree.

The Jack Manning Pollock Scholarship was established by John Pollock to provides support to students who are graduates of the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home who are enrolled as full-time students at UNCW.

The Ruth and Bucky Stein Scholarship was created by Howard and Elliott Stein and Deborah Mathies in honor of their father, Bucky Stein.

The Tom and Susan Rabon Scholarship was created by Tom and Susan Rabon, longtime friends and supporters of the university. Both Tom and Susan have enjoyed successful careers centered around public service, and they continue to be strong advocates for higher education. Tom is a former member of the UNCW Board of Trustees (1989-1997), including one term as Chair; the Board of Visitors (1998-2005); and the WCE Board of Advisors (1998-2003). In 1998, he received the UNCW Razor Walker Award "In recognition of Distinguished Service to the People of North Carolina". In 1978, Tom was elected to the House of Representatives of the NC General Assembly at age 24, one of the youngest persons ever elected to that body – he was re-elected to the General Assembly in 1980 and 1982. While serving in the legislature, Tom was Chairman of the Energy Committee and the Committee on Manufacturing and Labor. Susan, an attorney, is a former member of the North Carolina Utilities Commission, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), and various other state committees on natural gas and pipeline safety.

The Martin and Carolyn Rabunsky Scholarship was established by a bequest from Martin and Carolyn Rabunsky. Mr. Rabunsky was a 1950 graduate of Wilmington College and a 1952 graduate of East Carolina University where received his Master's Degree. The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The S.A.C.O (Student Accounts and Cashier’s Office) Scholarship was created by staff members of the Student Accounts and Cashier’s Office.  The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Seventh Son Scholarship was created by Donald W. Huovinen. It is intended to help single parent students.

The Hubert Anthony Simpson Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Hubert Simpson, a beloved staff member of Aramark Campus Dining who personified the Seahawk Spirit. The scholarship is being created by Aramark in collaboration with the UNCW Student Government Association and will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the university.

The Staff Senate Scholarship was created by the UNCW Staff Senate to assist university employees and their immediate family members who are pursuing a degree at UNCW.

The Student Government Association Scholarship was established by the SGA to recognize that the university's student organizations add an undeniable value to the campus community, and that the student leaders of these organizations deserve to the recognized for their efforts and commitment to the university.

The Student Veterans Organization Scholarship for Military Spouses was created by members of the Student Veterans Organization in order to assist military spouses pursuing a degree at UNCW.

The A. Farrell Teague Merit Scholarship was created by Arthur Farrell Teague and will be used to assist rising seniors who have achieved a high level of academic and extracurricular success during their time at UNCW. Every year, a recipient will be chosen and deemed the recipient of “The Teague Award”.

The Tower 7/WBLivesurf Scholarship was established by Josh Vach and friends who have a true passion for surfing and an appreciation for the value of a college education and what it means for future success in life.  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students who are active members of the UNCW Surfing Club or active suffers.

The Trask Land Company Champions of Freedom Scholarship was created by Raiford Trask III and Trask Land Company in honor of their commitment to assisting military personnel in pursuit of opportunities in higher education.  The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by UNCW.

The UNCW Bookstore Merit Scholarship was created by the UNCW Bookstore and will be used to assist high ability students.

The UNCW Surf Team Scholarship was created by Nina S. Berke.  The scholarship will be used to assist students who are members of the UNCW Surf Team.

The Elizabeth Dudley Urquhart Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Alex R. Urquhart in memory of his wife. It provides scholarship assistance to an academically talented student who demonstrates financial need.

The Henry and Alice von Oesen Scholarship was created by the von Oesen family in honor of their parents and the purpose is to assist students with the purchase of books and supplies related to their academic pursuits.

The Robert F. and Catherine Warwick Scholarship Fund was created to assist UNCW students who have graduated from a New Hanover County high school.

The William and Jacqueline Warwick Family Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. William Warwick in honor of their family, including their two sons Scott and John, and will be used to assist students from southeastern North Carolina.

 

scholarship donors and recipients get to know each other at the annual Scholarship Donor Appreciation Dinner

Scholarship donors and recipients get to know each other at the annual Scholarship Donor Appreciation Dinner.

 

College of Health & Human Services Awards

General College Scholarships

The Abbie and Rick Edwards Scholarship was created by Abbie and Rick Edwards of Columbus County. The Edwards are longtime supporters of the university and economic development in the southeastern North Carolina Region.

School of Health & Applied Human Sciences

The Dr. T. Earl Allen, Jr. Scholarship was created by family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Earl Allen, whose service to UNCW spanned over 30 years.  His contributions to the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, including the establishment of the exercise physiology lab, were essential in the growth and development of the physical education and exercise science programs.  The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences in Physical Education and Health or Exercise Science. 

The John P. Bennett, Ed.D. Scholarship in Health and Physical Education was created by John P. Bennett in honor of his commitment to excellence in the disciplines of Health and Physical Education. The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences who endeavor to become educators in Health and Physical Education related disciplines.

The Derick G. S. Davis Scholarship was created by the UNCW Department of Health and Physical Education & Recreation and Mrs. Vickie Parker in honor of Derick G.S. Davis, assistant professor emeritus.  He initiated the development of the Parks and Recreation Management Program in 1971, while serving as director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Wilmington. The intent of the scholarship is to recognize and award high ability students majoring in either Parks & Recreation Management or Therapeutic Recreation.

The Karel Dutton Scholarship
was created by friends and colleagues of Karel Dutton in honor of her dedication to the pursuit of lifelong learning and service to the university.  The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the College of Health and Human Services in disciplines related to Gerontology, or students pursuing a graduate degree or certificate in gerontology at UNCW who graduated from a degree program in the College of Health and Human Services.

The Shawn Nasseri Scholarship in Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management was created by Shawn Nasseri (owner of Scuba Now and founder of Computer Soft, LLC).  Mr. Nasseri feels that tourism is vital to our community, and would like to give back to the University by assisting students.  The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the College of Health and Human Services.

School of Nursing

The Carolyn B. and Joseph F. Augustine Scholarship was created in memory of Hetty Bishop Muldoon, RN, by Joe and Carolyn Augustine, and in appreciation for their family’s significant involvement in nursing over many years and with the realization that nursing care is critical to the citizens of this country. The scholarship will be used to assist students who have been accepted into the School of Nursing and have demonstrated a commitment to the nursing profession.

The Leonora Barnes Scholarship in Nursing was created by George Barnes in memory of his wife, Leonora in order to support students with in the School of Nursing. 

The Barnhill Contracting Company Scholarship in Nursing was created by the Barnhill Contracting Company to assist students enrolled in the UNCW School of Nursing.

The Dorothy L. and Kenneth H. Bishop Scholarship in Nursing was created by Dorothy Bishop and her husband Kenneth.  As a member of the UNCW Nurse Advocate Board, Mrs. Bishop wants to support the mission of the UNCW School of Nursing to encourage stimulating intellectual curiosity, creativity, and reflective practice through strong collaborative partnerships for our future nurses. 

The Kay and Charles Bolles Nursing Scholarship was established in honor of Charles’ grandmother, Florence Hayes Caldwell, one of the first Registered Nurse graduates of the James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.  It is the Bolles greatest wish to help educated the best nurses in Southeastern North Carolina.

The Thomas J. Burke Scholarship was established by Dr. J. Richard Corbett in memory of Thomas Joseph Burke, a beloved member of the faculty of the Cameron School of Business from 1965 until his retirement in 1991.

The Charlotte Emily (Billie) Burney Memorial Scholarship, started by family and friends of the late Billie Burney.

The Champion McDowell Davis Scholarship was established by the Champion McDowell Davis Charitable Foundation as a memorial to Champion McDowell Davis, who, having served both as president of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and a member of the first board of trustees at Wilmington College, was one of Wilmington’s preeminent business and civic leaders.

The Betty Jean Garriss De Angury Scholarship in Nursing was established by Leos “Lou” De Angury in memory of his loving wife of sixty-one years, Betty Jean, who was a Licensed Nurse Practitioner. Through the establishment of this scholarship, the donor wishes to honor the commitment of nursing professionals, and particularly nursing students at UNCW.  This scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the School of Nursing.

The Dr. James W. Dickie Scholarship in Nursing was created by Gladys M. Dickie in memory of her husband, Dr. James Dickie.

The Nathalie Flowers Edge & Irbin Hilburn Edge Scholarship in Nursing is being created by Ms. Glenda Edge Moreadith in memory of her parents of Horry County, SC. They served as role models in their generosity financially, personally, and spiritually to fellow human beings in need.

The Forty and Eight Nursing Scholarship was established by the Honor Society of the American Legion, in joint memory of John H. McInnis, Miss Dorothy Dixon and Harold Sternberger.

The Hilda W. Fredericks Scholars Program was established by Hilda W. Fredericks and will be used to provide assistance for the School of Nursing students.

The Henry Harrell Scholarship was created in memory of Henry Harrell by his family.

The Robbie and Glenn Hodges Scholarship in Nursing was created by Robbie and Glenn Hodges and will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the School of Nursing.

The Lois Kochanski Scholarship in Nursing was created by James and Emily Kochanski in honor of James’ mother Lois for her long-time support of health care, including 35 years as Executive Director of the Foundation for Advancement Education in the Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.

The William Allen King Nursing Scholarship was created by Mr. Joe L. King III in memory of his brother.

The Jane Whedbee Lane Scholarship in Nursing was created by Lucile Whedbee in memory of her daughter, Jane, and will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the School of Nursing.

The Ann Penton Longley Scholarship in Nursing was created by Mrs. Longley.  The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the School of Nursing.

The W. C. “Billy” Mebane, Jr., M.D. Scholarship was created by the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation in memory of W. C. “Billy” Mebane, Jr., M.D., to recognize his contributions to our community as a founder of Cape Fear Memorial Hospital.

The Ministering Circle Scholarship was created by the Ministering Circle of Wilmington and will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the School of Nursing.

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship was created by New Hanover Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, Inc.  This scholarship is intended to assist students in the School of Nursing.

The NHRMC Auxiliary Sylvia Brown Scholarship was created by New Hanover Regional Medical Center Auxiliary in honor of Sylvia M. Brown. “Miss Sylvia” was a dedicated volunteer for over 40 years at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and gave over 22,000 volunteer hours.

The Sandra M. O’Donnell Nursing Scholarship was established by Sandra and Patrick O’Donnell.  As a former UNCW student, and currently serving as a faculty member of the School of Nursing, Ms. O’Donnell has a deep appreciation of the financial challenges with which students are faced.

The Sharon Pastorious Memorial Scholarship in Nursing was created by Dr. Brandy Mechling. Dr. Mechling is a faculty member in the School of Nursing and wishes to honor the memory of her mother, Sharon Pastorious, through this scholarship.

The Laura Z. Pope Scholarship was established by Robert C. Pope in memory of his wife, who graduated from the School of Nursing in 1970 and served Brunswick County as a family nurse practitioner for 30 years.

The Grace L. Romer Scholarship in Nursing was created by Arthur H. Romer, Jr. in memory of his wife and will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the School of Nursing.

The Harmon Chadbourn Rorison Undergraduate Research Award was established by Margaret L. Rorison in memory of her father, and will be used to assist students engaged in faculty-mentored research at UNCW.

The Sadie Edens Sessoms Scholarship in Nursing was created by Dr. H. Douglas Sessoms and his wife, Anne L. Sessoms, to honor Dr. Sessoms’ mother and her lifelong commitment to helping others, especially the elderly.

The Dr. R. T. Sinclair, Jr., M.D. Scholarship was established by Cape Fear Memorial Foundation in honor of Dr. R.T. Sinclair, a founding member of the Cape Fear Memorial Hospital.

The Willie Stargell Scholarship was created by the Willie Stargell Foundation in memory of Mr. Stargell to assist students in the School of Nursing.

The Edith Graham Toms Scholarship was created in her memory by her brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews.

The Ulicny-Gazza Nurse Educator Scholarship was created by faculty member, Elizabeth A. Gazza, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE to assist students in the Master of Nursing, Nurse Educator program who receive little to no continuing education support from their employer.

The James Walker Nurses Alumnus Scholarship was created by the James Walker Nurses Alumnae Association to assist students majoring in nursing at UNCW.

The Theresa Bentsen Warrick Memorial Nursing Scholarship was created by Louis K. Newton in memory of Theresa Bentsen Warrick and is used to assist Nursing Students at UNCW.

The Pamela Weinbach Scholarship in Nursing was created by Robert Weinbach in memory of his wife of 27 years, Pamela, who wanted to be a grandmother more than anything else in the world. Before she could enjoy that dream, a rare form of cancer claimed her life in 2012.  Her vision, talents and commitment to excellence are the inspiration behind this scholarship.  These qualities formed in her youth and flourished over the decades, were honed by the miracle of motherhood, and refined by raising five children to become leaders and professionals in their own respective communities.

The Kay Whitfield Scholarship in Nursing was created by the Whitfield family in honor of Kay.

The R. Bertram Williams, Jr., M. D. Scholarship was created by New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation in honor of Dr. Bertram Williams, Jr. M.D. a founding member of New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation. 

The Louie E. Woodbury Scholarship was established by the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation in memory of Louie E. Woodbury to assist a UNCW student within the School of Nursing.

School of Social Work

The Alice & Britt Preyer Scholarship in Social Work was created by Alice and Britt Preyer.  The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the School of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Services.

The Dr. Maria O’Neill McMahon Scholarship in Social Work was created by Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson in honor of Dr. Maria O’Neill McMahon.

 

Watson College of Education Awards

General College Scholarships

The Cathy L. Barlow Intern Scholarship in Education was created by the Watson School of Education in honor of Cathy L. Barlow to assist students entering their internship semester in the Watson School of Education.

The Grace M. Burton Promise of Excellence Fellowship was created by Ms. Grace Burton to support graduate students in the Watson College of Education.

The James Ozborn Carr Scholarship was created by the children of Mr. Carr to express a commitment to higher education and in recognition of their father’s contribution to the people of southeastern North Carolina.

The Ann Royer Corley Scholarship was created by Dr. Carol Chase Thomas, UNCW faculty member, in memory of her godmother.

The Jewel and Joseph Cross Scholarship in Education was created by Dr. Cathy Barlow in honor of her parents. This scholarship will assist students enrolled in the Watson School of Education and is either a licensure-only or Master of Arts in Teaching programs.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Chi Education Scholarship was created by the Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Chi Chapter and will be used to assist students majoring in education at the Watson School of Education.

The Herbert and Sylvia Fisher Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Fisher in appreciation for his education at Wilmington College, and to provide scholarships for students attending UNCW.

The Kathryn Jason Scholarship was created by Patricia Morrison to honor her sister Kathryn, child advocacy efforts during her lifetime. The scholarship is intended for a student who has been accepted into the Watson School of Education Teacher Preparation Program.

The Benjamin R. and Edith B. Graham Scholarship was established by Frederick B. Graham in memory of his father and mother to recognize and encourage academic excellence. The scholarship will be used to assist graduates of a southeastern North Carolina high school and enrolled in either Marine Biology or Education.

The Nicholas Jonas Fields Scholarship in Special Education was created by Frances Boney Bessellieu ’82 ’99M, a lifelong educator, in memory of her friend Nicholas Jonas Fields.

The Hines-Hollis Teacher Scholarship in Education was created by Linda Hines Hollis, who was born in Wilmington. She graduated from New Hanover High School in 1956 and from Wilmington College in 1958, where she worked in the College’s library in exchange for tuition and books. Faculty members at the College were instrumental in helping Linda secure a North Carolina Teachers’ Scholarship to then attend East Carolina College; this scholarship allowed her to double major in Library Science and English. After graduating from East Carolina in 1960, Linda returned to Wilmington as librarian at Lake Forest School for a year before taking a newly created job of Associate Librarian at Wilmington College. In 1978 the librarian at her children’s school resigned, so Linda stepped into that job. When that school was closed, she went home to New Hanover High School where she taught English for one year and then was librarian until 1998. She then joined the Technology Department of the New Hanover County school system in a grant position as a media support specialist, working with the county school libraries and participating private schools in New Hanover County.

The L. Murrie Lee Scholarship in Special Education is hereby created as a named fund at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The scholarship is being created by Teresa Shaver Lee in honor of her husband, Lloyd Murrie Lee, on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary on April 2, 2017.

The Lee V. Landing Scholarship was created to support elementary, middle school, or special education majors who have been accepted into the UNCW Watson College of Education.

The Annie Cummings Lassiter Scholarship in Education was established by Anne Lassiter Sessoms and Dr. H. Douglas Sessoms in honor of Anne’s mother, who was a teacher, a motivator, and an avid lover of literature.

The Teresa S. Lee Scholarship in Education was created by the Night Department of the North Carolina Sorosis Women’s Club in honor of Teresa S. Lee in order to support a student within the Watson College of Education.

The Peggy and Jim Mahony Scholarship in Education was created by Peggy and Jim Mahony. This scholarship will assist students pursuing a degree in the Watson School of Education.

The Dorothy P. Marshall Scholarship was created by Mrs. Marshall to support UNC Wilmington in its efforts to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students in the Watson School of Education.

The Marguerite West McCall Scholarship in Education is hereby created as a named endowment fund within the Endowment of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The scholarship is being created by Dr. Catherine W. McCall, daughter of Marguerite West McCall, and her spouse, Barbara J. Pennington. Marguerite West McCall was an astute lifelong student, gifted athlete, and lover of life. She graduated magna cum laude from Centre College, and earned her Master’s in Teaching from the University of Louisville. She taught public elementary school in North Carolina and Kentucky before completing her career as principal and school administrator at Anchorage Public School in Anchorage, Kentucky. After her retirement, Marguerite and her husband, Curt, moved to the Carolina coast. While enjoying an active retirement here, she tutored local disadvantaged school children and supervised teachers in training at UNCW. A remarkable educator, Marguerite touched and influenced the lives of thousands of students, and will be remembered on the short list of many students’ favorite teachers. She passed away on March 1, 2008.

The Rory Elizabeth Michaelson Scholarship in Education was created by Susan and Bill Finley to provide a lasting legacy for their daughter, Rory Elizabeth Michaelson and to honor her dedication to teaching. The scholarship will be used to assist students committed to pursuing a degree or licensure offered by the Watson School of Education.

The Mueller Family Student Teaching Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mueller to support UNCW in its efforts to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students enrolled in the Watson School of Education.

The Janis Norris Education Scholarship was created by Mrs. Norris, a long-time advocate and supporter of teacher education. Mrs. Norris attained her Master of Arts Degree in Educational Supervision from the Watson School of Education in 1981.

The Duke Energy Education Scholarship was created by Duke Energy to support the Watson School of Education in its efforts to promote teacher training in science and math.

The Jay M. Robinson Scholars Program was created by friends of Dr. Robinson to perpetuate his memory and long service to North Carolina education at both the public school and university level.

The Carole M. Sims Memorial Scholarship was created by Mr. David B. Sims through the Community Foundation of Southeastern North Carolina in memory of Carole M. Sims and is used to assist students majoring in education at the Watson College.

The Betty Holden Stike Scholarship was created by Betty Holden and will assist students accepted into the Watson College of Education who shows promise of excellence in education and has demonstrated academic achievement.

The Hattie M. Strong Foundation Scholarship in Education was created by Hattie M. Strong Foundation to provide ftnancial assistance to education majors during their student-teaching semester. The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the Watson College of Education.

The Amy Stuart Scholarship in Education was created by Eddie Stuart to honor his wife, Amy, and her commitment to excellence in public education. The scholarship will be used to assist students entering their internship semester in the Watson School of Education.

The Donald R. Watson College of Education Scholarships was created by Donald R. Watson and will be used to assist students who have been accepted into the Watson College of Education or as a UNCW Teaching Fellow.

The Eleanor Boyd Wright Scholarship in Special Education was created by retired UNCW employee Eleanor Boyd Wright and is used to support Special Education majors within the Watson College of Education.

A. Farrell Teague with student

Hear what inspired A. Farrell Teague '54 to establish a scholarship for rising seniors who exemplify excellence.

 

Cameron School of Business Awards

General School Scholarships

Sheila A. Adams Scholarship was created by an anonymous donor on Dr. Adams behalf. This scholarship supports students majoring in business with an international interest.

The Allsbrook-Rudd Scholarship in Entrepreneurship was created by Jerry Allsbrook '82 and Cathy J. Rudd and will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The Bank of America “B2B” Scholarship was established by the Bank of American in order to provide scholarship support for students transferring to UNCW’s Cameron School of Business (CSB) from Cape Fear Community College (CFCC).

The Margaret and Ned Barclay Scholarship in Business was created by Margaret, a 1987 alumna, and Ned Barclay, longtime friends of the university. It is the intent of the donor for this scholarship to provide at least two awards, one to a graduate student and one to an undergraduate student.

The BB&T Scholarship Fund was created by BB&T to assist students who have been accepted into the Cameron School of Business at UNCW.

The Beck Family Foundation Entrepreneurship Scholarship was created in honor of Emily Nolan and will be used to assist a students majoring in Entrepreneurship and Business Development within the Cameron School of Business.

The Wes Berlin Scholarship in Business was created by Mrs. Rita Berlin and Jeff Berlin in memory of Wes Berlin, a member of the Cameron Executive Advisory Board, the Cameron Executive Network and, most importantly, an Executive-in-Residence. Mr. Berlin was an incredible mentor, teacher and champion for his students. He challenged them to go beyond what they thought possible. The greatest compliment one of his mentees or students could get from Mr. Berlin is that the student “got it” in knowing how to succeed in life. He continually led the university faculty in the number of accolades he received from graduating seniors that detailed the impact he had on their lives. For a great number of students each year that he taught, he provided the wind beneath their wings to allow them to be truly soaring Seahawks as they graduated from UNCW.

The BMW of Wilmington Scholarship was created by Tommy Baker, owner and president of Baker Motor Company and BMW of Wilmington. Mr. Baker served in the Marine Corps before going on to attend The Citadel and later Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management Program. The scholarship will be used to assist military veterans and their immediate family in pursuing a degree offered by the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Cameron School of Business.

The James C. Braye Scholarship was created by Malcomb Coley to honor James C. Braye, a triple retiree, husband, father of five, grandfather of four, and fifty-five year member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Mr. Braye has been a soldier, businessman, counselor, singer, cantor, and politician. Born in the Great Depression, no one told him about his limited prospects for success in life. This scholarship is intended to support the University’s commitment to maintaining a campus environment that values a rich diversity of human beings among its faculty, staff, and students.

The Daniel W. Desmond Endowed Scholarship was created by a bequest from Mr. Desmond and will be used to assist a rising junior, senior or graduate student in the Cameron School of Business.

The Frank Dunne, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was created by friends and colleagues in memory of Frank Dunne, Jr. The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The Dr. Fara Elikai Scholasrhip in Accountancy and Business Law was created by grateful alumni from Accountancy and Business Law to honor Dr. Elikai’s passion for teaching and his genuine commitment to students.

The Claude H. Farrell Scholarship in Business was created in his memory by his wife, Linda, the Department of Economics and Finance, and numerous family members and friends. The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree offered by the Cameron School of Business in the areas of economics and finance.

The Felton Hayworth Scholarship in Business was created by Steven and Sandra Felton in honor of their daughter Rachel Felton Hayworth ’12 and her husband, Creighton Hayworth ’13.

The First Citizens Bank Scholarship was established by First Citizens Bank and will be used to support students majoring in economics or finance.

Beth Dow Fortenbery Memorial Scholarship was created by her family and friends to assist students enrolled in the Cameron School of Business who will participate in an international program offered through UNCW.

The Gerald and Delores Green Scholarship was created by Mrs. Green in memory of her husband and will be used to assist students majoring in accounting within the Cameron School of Business.

The Warren Gulko Memorial Scholarship was created by the Information Systems and Operations Management Department to assist students majoring in operations management or information systems in the Cameron School of Business.

The Heath Scholarship in Business has been established by alumni Brad (MBA ‘07, BS ‘96) and Christie (BS ‘96) Heath. The Heaths are dedicated to assisting students of the Cameron School of Business reach their educational goals.

The Roger P. Hill Scholarship was created by Edward and Margaret Barclay in honor of Dr. Hill. This scholarship is intended to assist students enrolled in the Cameron School of Business in Finance or Economics.

The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) Scholarship was created by The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina and is intended to assist students who have been accepted into the Cameron School of Business at UNCW.

The Information Systems and Operations Management Scholarship was established by Angela Rowe and will be used to support students majoring in Information Systems or Operations Management in the Cameron School of Business.

The Institute of Management Accountants (Wilmington Chapter) Scholarship was created to support a Cameron School of Business student with a demonstrated commitment towards a career in accounting.

The Matthew Braden Ivey Memorial Scholarship in Business was created by the Ivey family, in memory of Steve and Anita Ivey’s son, Matthew, to honor his experience at UNCW.

The Thomas N. Janicki Scholarship in Leadership and Service was created by Thomas Janicki and will be used to assist students in the Cameron School of Business who have demonstrated a strong sense of commitment to service, leadership, and volunteerism.

The J. W. Jackson Scholarship was established by the J.W. Jackson family in memory of one of Wilmington’s leading businessmen. This scholarship supports Cameron School of Business students who have proven academic ability, leadership potential and high moral character.

The June and Turner Johnson Scholarship was established by First Citizens BancShares. The scholarship supports students accepted into the Cameron School of Business and have chosen to major in accountancy.

The Norman R. Kaylor Scholarship was created by W. Chris Hegele, a Cameron School of Business Alumnus. The scholarship will be used to support Cameron School of Business students.

The Stephen and Kathleen Kelbley Scholarship was created by Stephen and Kathleen Kelbley. The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The Joseph Lewis King Scholarship was established by Joseph Lewis King III in honor of his father and grandfather and to recognize the contributions of women to the business world.

The Mary R. King Memorial Scholarship was established by Joseph Lewis King III to honor the memory of his mother and to recognition of the contributions of women in the world of business.

The Landry Family Merit Scholarship in Business was created by Jo and Rick Landry to assist the university in meetings its commitment to maintaining a campus environment that values rich diversity in its student body and specifically the Cameron School of Business.

The Charles R. Long Memorial Scholarship was established by Charles R. Long, an alumnus-class of 1977. The scholarship fund is intended to provide academic scholarship for students majoring in Accountancy or Philosophy and Religion at UNCW.

The Lower Cape Fear Human Resources Scholarship was created by the Lower Cape Fear Human Resources Association and will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business in Human Resource Management.

The John Marts Memorial Scholarship was established through a provision in Dr. Marts’ will to assist students in the Cameron School of Business majoring in Accounting.

The Herbert and Gina McKim Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. McKim to assist students who have majored in business at Cape Fear Community College and wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in business in the Cameron School of Business at UNCW.

The New Hanover County Estate Planning Council Scholarship in Business was created by the Council to assist students pursuing a degree in the Cameron School of Business.

The Pearson and Patterson Group Scholarship in Business was created by Chad Pearson and Paul Patterson to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The PNC Bank Honors Scholarship was created by PNC Bank and will be used to support students in the Cameron School of Business.

The Matthew J. Raines Scholarship in Finance and Economics was created by Mr. Raines, a 2010 alumnus with a degree in Business Administration, in appreciation for the excellent education and faculty support he received as a student in the Cameron School of Business.

The Robert and Jennifer Rippy Scholarship in Business was created by Robert and Jennifer Rippy and will be used to assist students who have majored in business at Cape Fear Community College and wish to pursue at baccalaureate degree in business in the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Sage Island Scholarship in Business was established by Mike Duncan, CEO of Sage Island, to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The Seahawk Vanguard Scholarship in Business was created by Mr. Todd Thibodeaux, a 1988 alumnus of the Cameron School of Business and nationally recognized business executive in IT and consumer electronics industries.

The David Andrew Seel Scholarship in Business was created by David and Elizabeth Seel in memory of their beloved son, Andy. As an alumnus of UNCW, Andy received wonderful attention from his professors and an excellent education. 

The Patrick Skinner Scholarship in Business was created by Jeanne Hinson in memory of her son, 1999 alumnus Patrick Skinner in order to support Cameron School of Business Students.

The Judy R. Tharp Scholarship in Business was created by Judy R. Tharp to encourage students of diverse backgrounds to pursue a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business and in recognition of her career in credit union administration and the advancement of women in business and industry.

The Dr. William M. Wadman Scholarship was created by Linda Wadman, in memory of her husband, Dr. William M. Wadman. Dr. Wadman was a long time professor of economics at UNCW’s Cameron School of Business where he was passionate about helping students accomplish their educational goals.

The Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship was created by Wells Fargo Bank to assist UNCW in fulfilling its diversity goals as defined by its mission. The scholarship is intended to assist students enrolled in the Cameron School of Business.

The Mary McDuffie Walker Scholarship was created by J. Elwood and Mary McDuffie Walker to assist students in the Cameron School of Business.

The Elwood Walker Fellowship was created in 1994 by J. Elwood Walker to assist students in the Cameron School of Business.

The Gwendolyn V. “Cookie” Ward Family Scholarship was established by Michael W. Ward in honor of his wife Gwendolyn, on the occasion of her birthday. It will be used to assist students in the Cameron School of Business.

The Robert F. Warwick Accounting Scholarship was created by family and friends of Robert F. Warwick to honor his contributions to both UNCW and the accounting profession. It is intended to assist students enrolled in the accounting program of the Cameron School of Business.

The William J. and Jacqueline S. Warwick Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Warwick and will be used to assist North Carolina students in the Cameron School of Business.

The Harold W. Wells and Son International Business Scholarship was created by Harold and Ellen Wells and will be used to assist students enrolled in any of the international programs within the Cameron School of Business.

The Sally R. Wilkins Scholarship was established by the Wilmington Business and Professional Women’s Club in memory of Sally R. Wilkins to support a student within the Cameron School of Business.

 

College of Arts & Sciences Awards

General College Scholarships

The Wilmington Coca-Cola Scholarship Fund was created by Wilmington Coca-Cola Bottling Works to support UNCW students majoring in one of the humanities.

Art & Art History

The Leslie N. Boney, Sr. Scholarship in Art was created by the Boney family.  The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Ann Flack Boseman Art Scholarship was established by Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson in honor of their dear friend, Ann, who is deeply committed to the arts at UNCW.

The Kathleen Price Bryan Scholarship in Art and Theatre was established by gifts from the Kathleen Price Bryan Foundation and was intended to support students within the Department of Art and Theatre.

The Ruth B. Hodges Scholarship in Art was established by Ms. Vicky Lettmann in memory of her mother, a non-traditional student who took classes with art professor Claude Howell from 1967-71; she was still creating art work well into her nineties.

The Teresa Leigh Koska Scholarship in Art was created by Caroline and Ralph Reda in memory of Caroline’s sister Teresa Leigh Koska. Teresa was a 1991 UNCW graduate with a degree in Studio Art.

The Dorothy Amy Parr Lipsius Scholarship in Studio Art was established by Ronald N. Lipsius ‘61 (AA) and ‘79 (BS) in memory of his mother.

The John Myers Art History Scholarship was created by UNCW colleagues, friends and family of Dr. Myers in recognition of his 25+ years of service to the Art and Art History, Music, and Theatre Departments at UNCW. Dr. Myers is a former Chair and Association Director of the Honors Program. 

The Wilmington Art Association Scholarship in Art and Art History was created by the Wilmington Art Association, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for area visual artists to gain community recognition through shows and exhibitions. If offers a forum wherein artists, local craftsmen and people interested in the visual arts can exchange ideas, learn from each other, and contribute to the community. The Association also provides education programs, demonstrations and lectures which will lead to better public understanding and appreciation of visual arts.

Biology & Marine Biology

The Franklin H. Allen Scholarship was established by the Department of Biology in memory of Dr. Allen, who as a member of the faculty of the Department of Biology was instrumental in the development of the department.

The Charles and Kay Bolles Marine Biology Scholarship was created by Charles and Kay Bolles.  This scholarship is intended to provide support for students majoring in marine biology at UNCW.

The Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc. Scholarship was created by The Cape Fear Garden Club and will be awarded to a student whose major is in biology.

The John Colucci, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established by Laurence Sprunt in memory of John Colucci, Jr. 

The J. Marshall Crews Scholarship for Science was established by Robert and Gabriel Dobo to honor Dr. J. Marshall Crews, an original member of Wilmington College and retired senior administrator of UNCW. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide help to students who are pursuing a career in science.

The Department of Biology and Marine Biology Merit Scholarship was created by the Department of Biology and Marine Biology and will be used to assist students majoring in Biology and Marine Biology.

The Jack Dermid Scholarship in Biology and Marine Biology was established in memory of Jack F. Dermid, beloved father and friend, by Susan Dermid and Mary K. Lyons. Mr. Dermid was an Associate Professor of Biology who published numerous articles, books, movies, and extraordinary photographs that have been enjoyed by many people in the United States and around the world. Mr. Dermid would so have appreciated this opportunity to share with each recipient his love for and knowledge of nature and wildlife as well as his field of study that he enjoyed immensely.

The Daniel Gottovi, M.D. Scholarship was created by Wilmington Health Associates in honor of Dr. Daniel Gottovi, upon his retirement from the practice of medicine in June 2005. Dr. Gottovi was himself the recipient of a scholarship to Hamilton College, where he completed his undergraduate studies.  This scholarship will be used to assist students in the university's pre-med program in hopes that it will inspire future physicians to continue Dr. Gottovi's legacy of community service.

The Benjamin R. and Edith B. Graham Scholarship was established by Frederick B. Graham in memory of his father and mother. It is awarded annually to students in marine biology and education who have graduated from an accredited southeastern North Carolina high school.  

The Francis Peter Fensel, Sr. Memorial Fellowship was created by Mrs. F.P. Fensel in memory of her late husband.

The Jay Hensley Scholarship was established for to support students studying Marine Biology at UNCW.

The David G. Lindquist Scholarship in Biology was created by Donald Lindquist in honor of David G. Lindquist, professor emeritus of marine biology of UNCW. 

The Herbert and Shirley Mintzes Memorial Award was established by Dr. Joel J. Mintzes and is named in memory of his parents.

The New Hanover-Pender Medical Society Scholarship was established by the Medical Society and friends for the purpose of providing financial assistance to a student having excelled academically and having shown a serious desire and pursuit of attending medical school.

The North Carolina Shell Club Scholarship in Malacology was created by the NC Shell Club, an organization dedicated to providing a friendly and enthusiastic forum where people of all levels of expertise, ranging from the beginner to professional, can meet and share knowledge and information about the fascinating world of shells. The scholarship will be used to assist students in conducting research or pursuing a degree in a discipline related to Malacology, the study and conservation of mollusks.

The Preyer Family Scholarship was created by Mr. Britt A Preyer, and is awarded to a student accepted into the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, who has indicated a commitment to major in marine biology.

The Ellen G. Wilson Scholarship in Marine Biology was created by Ellen Wilson and is available to students seeking a degree in Marine Biology.

Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Will S. DeLoach Scholarship in Chemistry was created by Dr. DeLoach, a former faculty member in the Department of Chemistry.

The GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Program was established by The Glaxo Foundation to encourage women to enter the science profession and are assigned a woman mentor from GlaxoSmithKline, Inc.

The McLemore Family Scholarship in Chemistry was established by Carolyn and David McLemore to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The McLemore Family Summer Scholarship was established by Carolyn and David McLemore.  This scholarship is intended to assist chemistry students who are working on summer projects in the department.

The Ernest Stephen Prevost Scholarship was created in honor of Ernest Stephen Prevost by his son.  Ernest Prevost had a long career as a consulting chemist and desired to support students majoring in Chemistry at UNCW.

The John Q. Walker Chemistry Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Walker in order to support a deserving student majoring in Chemistry.

The Rowe Family and R. F. Zimmerman Scholarship in Chemistry was originally created by W. Mercer Rowe and was funded by South Atlantic Services, Inc., in memory of R. F. Zimmerman, the former Senior Vice President.

Communication Studies

The Craven Scholarship in Communication Studies was created by Victoria and Karl Craven to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Communication Studies.

The Brian Pearson King Memorial Scholarship was created in his memory by his parents, Billy and Linda King, and friends. This scholarship is for students intending to major in communication studies.

The Justin Thompson Communications Scholarship for Enacting Social Change was established by Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson. The purpose of this scholarship is to award students who excel in the area of communication studies.

The Betty Jo Welch Communication Studies Alumni Scholarship was created by the UNCW Communication Studies Alumni Chapter to honor Dr. Welch, a beloved member of the department. It is intended to provide an annual scholarship for a junior or senior majoring in communication studies to assist with tuition and fees.

Computer Science

The David Bristol Scholarship in Computer Science was created by Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson in honor of David Bristol, a UNCW computer science graduate, who utilizes his skills to improve the lives of millions of retirees. His application, innovation and dedication will continue a tradition of success at RPI Media and has partly made this endowment possible. It is the hope of the donors that the recipients will use this opportunity to better their own and other peoples’ lives.

The Computer Science Chairs Scholarship
 was created to support a computer science major at UNCW and can be an undergraduate or graduate student.

The Smith Doss Scholarship in Computer Science was established by Smith Doss and Claude Monnier to assist students majoring in Computer Science. 

The Fletcher Norris Scholarship is available for students majoring in computer science.

Creative Writing

The Robert H. Byington Leadership Fellowship in Creative Writing was established to honor Dr. Robert H. Byington because of his efforts in establishing the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. It is, in great part, because of his leadership and foresight in this effort that the program is now a full department known as the UNCW Department of Creative Writing.

The Philip Gerard Graduate Fellowship was created by Mr. Charles F. Green, III in honor of Philip Gerard.

The Satu Harris Scholarship in Creative Writing was created by Jeff Ezzelle in memory of Ms. Harris, who loved the variety of life and was well known for her vibrant smile and positive attitude. She had a passion for music, photography and writing.

The Martha Neal Lipsius Scholarship in Creative Writing was established by Ronald N. Lipsius ‘61 (AA) and ‘79 (BS), in memory of his wife.

The Bernice Kert Fellowship in Creative Writing was created by Kathryn Kert Green, Elizabeth Jane Kert and Charles Job Kert in memory of their mother, Mrs. Bernice Kert. Mrs. Kert, a published author and biographer, wrote “The Hemingway Women: Those Who Loved Him--the Wives and Others” and “Abby Aldrich Rockefeller: the Woman in the Family.”

The Margaret Shannon Morton Fellowship was created by Doug and Susan Morton in memory of his great aunt, Margaret Shannon Morton, one of the original faculty members at Wilmington College. Miss Morton was the first professor in the Department of English (1947-1963) and the first Chairman of the English Department; from 1955-1965, she was the Dean of Women, as well as the advisor to the writing club. She retired in 1965 as professor emeritus.

The North Carolina Sorosis Creative Writing Scholarship was established by the NC Sorosis Womans Club.

English

The Dr. Charles Brooks Dodson Fellowship in English was created by Dr. Charles Brooks Dodson.

The Louise Jackson Green Scholarship was established by Charles F. Green III in order to assist UNCW students majoring in English.

The Gerald S. Rosselot Scholarship in English was created by Mrs. Nancy Rosselot in memory of her husband. Dr. Rosselot.  Dr. Rosselot came to Wilmington College in 1959 and retired as Associate Professor Emeritus in 1990. Dr. Rosselot was a member of the Order of Isaac Bear and was dedicated to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals.

The Anne Green Saus Scholarship was established by Anne Green Saus in honor of her nephew, Charles F. Green, III.  This scholarship will support a student who has formally declared a major in English with a concentration in Literature and Language.

The Sally Sullivan Award in English was created by Sally Sullivan, a long-time English professor at UNCW, now retired, who began her academic career as a young single mother of two in 1966.  The scholarship is intended to assist students in the Department of English at UNCW by providing funds not otherwise available through scholarship or other similar sources for the purchase of books and/ or for the payment of fees.

The Michael Wentworth Student Enrichment Travel Endowment was established by Charles F. Green, III. in honor of Professor Wentworth, a highly dedicated professor of English, possessed with imagination, creativity, humor, and enormous teaching skills.  This fund will be used to sponsor students in literary tours of certain regions of America, the United Kingdom or such other countries as are deemed to be rich in literature.

Film Studies

The Frank Capra, Jr. Scholarship in Film Studies was created by friends of Frank Capra, Jr. and the Department of Film Studies, in recognition of his contributions to the film industry in Wilmington and the Film Studies Department at UNCW.

Foreign Languages & Literature

The Edward and Esther Bloedorn Scholarship was created by donor Philip E. Bloedom in honor of his parents, Edward and Esther.

The Helena Riker Cheek Memorial Scholarship
was created by Mary Dixon Bellamy in 1983 in memory of Helena Cheek.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Academic Scholarship was created by the faculty and staff of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures to support students studying a foreign language at UNCW. 

The Lapaire-Stites French Studies Scholarship was created by Dr. Pierre J. Lapaire and Mrs. Inge Stites to honor the 70 plus years of combined service to UNCW of Mr. Kenneth Stites, former assistant professor of French, Mrs. Inge Stites, former lecturer of French and German, and Dr. PJ Lapaire, professor of French. The scholarship will be used to support a student majoring in French.

The Eunice T. and Marguerite B. MacRae Scholarship in French was created by Eunice T. MacRae, a former UNCW Trustee, to benefit students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who are pursuing a degree in French.

The Nieka "Sean" Wright Memorial Fellowship in Foreign Languages and Literatures was created by the faculty of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Sean, a native of Southeastern North Carolina, was a graduate student in the Master's in Spanish program at UNCW. He completed his M.A. in December 2011. He was a conscientious, intelligent student who devoted a lot of his time to his studies and to helping others. He passed away on April 29, 2012. The fellowship will he used to assist students interested in pursuing a graduate degree offered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Earth & Ocean Sciences

The Geography Scholarship Fund was established by members of the faculty of the Department of Geography and Geology to assist students majoring in geography.

The Victor Zullo Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Zullo by his family to support a student in the Department of Geology.

History

The Dr. Andrew Clark Memorial Scholarship in History was established by the UNCW Department of History in memory of Dr. Clark, who taught African History at UNCW from 1990 until his untimely death in 2010. Dr. Clark earned his B.A. at Columbia and his Ph.D. at Michigan State, was a veteran of the Peace Corps, and a past president of the Third World Studies Association. He was committed to an undergraduate education that challenged students and inspired them to think globally. The faculty of the History Department created this scholarship out of profound respect for Dr. Clark’s dedication to teaching and love of learning.

The Dr. Muriel Dimen Scholarship in Psychology or History was created by Dr. Carole Fink, a former University of North Carolina at Wilmington faculty member who is committed to education and supporting the community by assisting local students. The purpose of the scholarship is to honor her late cousin, Muriel Dimen, a distinguished psychoanalyst, scholar, author and teacher. This scholarship is intended to support graduates from a New Hanover County high school who are pursuing a History or Psychology degree offered by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The Charles F. Green, Jr. Fellowship was established by Charles F. Green, III to honor his father, Charles Frederick Green Jr., who, from among his own numerous interests, taught or otherwise imparted to one or more of his three sons an appreciation of history, military history, historical novels, current political and social news events, classical music, various participatory and spectator sports, chess and other card table games, business investments, photography, the grandeur of mountains, and extensive travels.

The Jack and Carol Mills Scholarship in History was created by Mr. and Mrs. Mills in appreciation of the university’s service to the region and in honor of their son-in-law Dr. David La Vere, who is on the faculty of the Department of History.

The M. Tyrone Rowell Fellowship was created by Charles. F. Green, III in honor of Mr. Tyrone Rowell.

The James E. L. Wade Scholarship was created with a bequest received from Mr. Wade, former mayor and community activist in Wilmington; he served on the Wilmington City Council from 1945-1963.  The scholarship may be used to recruit and retain academically strong students majoring in History or Political Science Departments.

The Stamp Defiance Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Fellowship in History was created by the Stamp Defiance Chapter, organized on September 28, 1921. This fellowship honors the DAR, whose members use formal education and strong connections to their communities to make significant contributions to American society and culture.

The Susan Goodman Stern Fellowship was established to support students in the History graduate program.

Mathematics and Statistics

The Thad Dankel Mathematics Endowed Scholarship was created by the friends of Thad Dankel to honor his thirty years of service and commitment to UNCW and the Department of Mathematics.

The EMEC, LLC Scholarship in Science and Mathematics is being created by UNCW Alumni and founders of EMEC, LLC, Dr. Barbara P. Heath and Mr. J. Anthony Heath.  EMEC is committed to helping students fulfill their educational goals and see careers in science and mathematics.  This scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree in the discipline of science or mathematics.

The Gene T. and Elizabeth J. Fales Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Fales in memory of Dr. Adrian Hurst and in honor of Dr. J. Marshall Crews and is awarded to a student who has declared a major in mathematics or pre-engineering and who has completed high school in North Carolina.

The Adrian D. Hurst Mathematics Scholarship was established by Mr. Dean Sidbury, a Wilmington College graduate who received an Associate of Arts degree in 1956.  The scholarship was created in memory of Dr. Adrian D. Hurst, an original Wilmington College faculty member who served as a teacher and mentor to Mr. Sidbury during his student days.

The A. Carl Nelson Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. A. Carl Nelson, Jr. in recognition of Mr. Nelson’s long association with UNCW and his love for teaching of statistics. It is awarded to a student majoring or minoring in statistics under the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The Douglas D. Smith Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics was created by Douglas D. Smith. The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The Kenneth R. and Linda Smith Gurganus Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics was created by Linda Smith in honor of Kenneth's retirement from UNCW. Both have served as faculty members in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The Fred Toney, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was created by Douglas Smith in memory of Fred Toney, Jr. a former UNCW family member.

Music

The Alma W. Adcock Scholarship in Music Education was created by Ms. Adcock and is to be awarded to a student with an interest in pursuing a degree in music education.

The William F. Adcock, Jr. Music Scholarship was created by Mrs. Alma Adcock in memory of her husband William, long time conductor of the UNCW/Community Orchestra and associate professor of music at UNCW. It is awarded to a student who plans to graduate from UNCW with a major in music.

The Christopher Kent Beaver Memorial Choral Music Scholarship was created by Mrs. Polly Beaver in memory of her husband who was a gifted and outstanding singer, choral director, and church musician.  His love for music translated into a love for his musical colleagues and for those who came to hear that music.  He will be remembered not only for adding to the richness of the sound of the choir but also adding to the richness of the experience for fellow choir members, both musically and personally.  The goal of this scholarship is to further the choral art by encouraging students to develop skills for a lifelong commitment to choral music.

The Cape Fear Jazz Society Scholarship in Music was established by the Cape Fear Jazz Society to foster jazz education and to support students majoring in music within the jazz program.

The Mary Ann Everett Memorial Scholarship was created by Mary Ann and Spencer Everett, and will be used to assist students majoring within the College of Arts and Sciences.  

The Henriksen Scholarship in Music was created by Aggie Henriksen in order to support students within the Department of Music.

The Mary T. Newman Scholarship in Music was created by Diane Sullivan, in honor of her mother’s love of music, which was the background theme to her life and her conviction that the power of music could enrich one’s life.

The Scott Robertson Memorial Scholarship was created by friends and family of Scott Robertson and is available for an incoming freshman student from Pitt County, North Carolina who has demonstrated an interest in creative writing or music.

The Ruth and Bucky Stein Music Scholarship was created by Bucky Stein in order to support students within the Department of Music.

The UNCW Department of Music Artistic Talent Scholarship was created by the Department of Music to recruit and retain talented students for the music department’s performance groups in order to maintain a balanced student population for various musical endeavors, such as large ensembles, chamber music, and accompanying, among others.

Philosophy & Religion

The Dr. Sankey L. Blanton Scholarship was established in the Philosophy and Religion Department by Sankey L. Blanton III. This scholarship is given to a non-traditional student in the department based on financial need, academic merit, leadership, and character.

The Charles R. Long Memorial Scholarship was established by Charles R. Long, an alumnus-class of 1977. The scholarship fund is intended to provide academic scholarships for students majoring in Accountancy or Philosophy and Religion at UNCW.

The Dr. James Megivern Philosophy and Religion Scholarship was created by Philosophy and Religion faculty members to help assist students at UNCW.

The Carol L. Thysell Scholarship was established by the Department of Philosophy & Religion in memory of Dr. Thysell, a highly respected faculty member of the Department of Philosophy and Religion whose research focused on women and religion in the early modern period.

Physics & Physical Oceanography

The Marvin K. Moss Scholarship was created by Dr. Moss as a need-based scholarship for students majoring in the physical sciences.

The Earl Bernard Wilson Scholarship was established by Earl Bernard Wilson and is intended to assist a student who has declared a major in physics.

Pre-Engineering (Two-Plus-Two)

The Gene T. and Elizabeth J. Fales Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Fales in memory of Dr. Adrian Hurst and in honor of Dr. J. Marshall Crews and is awarded to a student who has declared a major in mathematics or pre-engineering and who has completed high school in North Carolina.

Psychology

The Dr. Muriel Dimen Scholarship in Psychology or History was created by Dr. Carole Fink, a former University of North Carolina at Wilmington faculty member who is committed to education and supporting the community by assisting local students. The purpose of the scholarship is to honor her late cousin, Muriel Dimen, a distinguished psychoanalyst, scholar, author and teacher. This scholarship is intended to support graduates from a New Hanover County high school who are pursuing a History or Psychology degree offered by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Dr. Cecil Reynolds Travel Award in Psychology created by Dr. Cecil R. Reynolds, and his spouse, Dr. Julia Hickman.  Dr. Reynolds is a 1975 alumnus, the 1984 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, and a 1998 Razor Walker Award recipient.

The Williams/Jackson Merit Scholarship in Psychology was created by the Department of Psychology faculty and staff in honor of its founding chairs, Dr. John Taylor Williams and Dr. Lee Anderson Jackson.  The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Psychology.

Public & International Affairs

The J. Rupert Bryan, Jr. Scholarship was created to support a UNCW student majoring in Public and International Studies.

The Marla Rice-Evans Political Science Scholarship was created by Dave Robertson, Mark Griffis and friends to honor Marla Rice-Evans for her efforts to promote academic excellence. The scholarship is intended to help students who have been accepted into the Department of Public and International Affairs with a major in political science and a minor in international affairs.

The James E. L. Wade Scholarship was established by James E.L. Wade, former Mayor and community activist in Wilmington.  Mr. Wade served on the Wilmington City Council from 1945-1963.  The scholarship will be used to assist students majoring in disciplines related to history and government.

Sociology & Criminology

The Troy Douglas Carr Memorial Scholarship was created by friends, family and fellow officers in memory of Agent Troy Carr, who received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from UNCW in December, 1992, became an agent with the NC Alcohol Law Enforcement and was tragically killed in the line of duty in May, 1994.

Theatre

The Nikkita Donyal Johnson Diversity Scholarship in Theatre was created by Ms. Johnson to assist students in the Department of Theatre.

The Douglas Swink Scholarship in Theatre was established by David Swink in memory of his father, Doug, and will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Theatre.

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