F. Keith Griggs Award

Application for the F. Keith Griggs Memorial Award is available to all undergraduate students of the Broyhill School of Management who are entering their final year of study and who are enrolled full-time. In the spring of each year the faculty of the Broyhill School will select at least three finalists for the scholarship award who are invited to write an essay of one thousand words or less on the topic "A Business I Would Like To Start." The essays submitted will be read by the F. Keith Griggs Memorial Award Committee. The committee will make the final decision based on the essays.


The recipient will be recognized at the annual awards convocation and will receive a scholarship of $500.00 for use in the recipient's final year of study at Gardner-Webb University, which scholarship is provided by the family of F. Keith Griggs and other donors.


Dr. Franklin Keith Griggs

Keith Griggs was born and raised in Alamance County, North Carolina. Having lost his father early in life, Keith was not afforded many of the opportunities that many equate with success. Rather than regarding his circumstances a hindrance, Keith was motivated to overcome the difficulties and succeed. Keith earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Appalachian State University, a second Master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Doctorate of Education from Virginia Polytechnic University. To Keith, learning was a life-long process.


Keith devoted 34 years of his life to the success of Gardner-Webb - both to the institution and to the people involved. He was a man who was happiest when teaching. Keith's academic passion was the area of entrepreneurship. Helping students develop ideas for small businesses was always at the forefront of Keith's thoughts and actions.


A devout family man of strong Christian faith, Keith Griggs exemplified all the virtues and qualities that Gardner-Webb University holds so dear.


Essays must be submitted by April 1 to the following address:


The F. Keith Griggs Award
Broyhill School of Management
Gardner-Webb University
Campus Box 7208
Boiling Springs, NC 28017