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Financial Aid

Gardner-Webb University makes every effort to assist students in securing the necessary resources to afford a Gardner-Webb education. The University provides various forms of financial aid to bridge the financial “gap” between the cost of attendance and the amount the student and/or parents can reasonably be expected to provide.


Gardner-Webb University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.


NEED BASED FINANCIAL AID

Students seeking financial aid are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application will provide the Financial Planning Office with the amount the student and their family can contribute to the cost of education. (The cost of education includes tuition, fees, room, board and expenses for books, transportation and personal expenses). The FAFSA collects the student’s and parents’ federal tax information from the prior year as well as asset information. This information is used to calculate the expected family contribution (EFC). (The EFC is the family’s ability to contribute toward colleges costs). The EFC determines the amount and type(s) of financial aid that can be awarded to each student.


There is no charge to apply and the FAFSA can be completed at the following website: fafsa.gov. The application can be done beginning January 1 of the year the student plans to attend college. Once the FAFSA has been submitted by the student a copy of the results are provided to each college listed on the form. Gardner-Webb’s school code is: 002929 and the priority deadline is March 1. GWU will receive the application electronically and a financial aid award will be prepared once the student has been admitted and it is March 1 or later. The student will receive an award notification e-mail at their GWU e-mail address. The award information is provided via GWU’s secure online portal called WebbConnect. (Each student is given a username and password upon admission to the University). Any scholarship aid awarded to the student from GWU will be included in the financial aid package.


FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Any student enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible program at Gardner-Webb University may receive assistance under the Title IV Programs if he/she:

 

1. is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States;

2. has met the Selective Service Requirements;

3. is maintaining satisfactory academic progress according to established standards;

4. does not owe a refund on a grant or is not in default on a loan received at GWU or any other post-secondary institution;

5. completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

A list of Federal Programs available to eligible applicants is as follows:

 

  • Pell Grant
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Work-Study
  • Perkins Loan
  • Direct Stafford Loans - Subsidized and Unsubsidized
  • Direct Parent PLUS Loan

Additional information about these programs is available in the Financial Planning Office and on the Financial Planning web page. Please realize that not all students are eligible for these programs due to specific criteria such as financial need, grade point average, year in-school and availability of funds. Federal funds are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.


STATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

A list of State Programs for eligible North Carolina residents (funding contingent upon state appropriations) is as follows:


The North Carolina Need Based Scholarship Program (NBS) is a grant program created by the NC General Assembly for students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less. The EFC is determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


The Forgivable Education Loan for Service (FELS) was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011. The loan provides financial assistance to qualified students who are committed to working in North Carolina in fields designated as critical employment shortage areas. Please visit www.cfnc.org/fels for additional information including eligibility, award amounts, application procedures, and approved education programs


North Carolina does offer other sources of financial aid based on specific criteria. The College Foundation of North Carolina’s website can be used to research and apply for such scholarships. The web address is: cfnc.org.


GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

Gardner-Webb University is committed to offer scholarships to those students with outstanding academic credentials. The types of scholarships are listed below and are awarded based on the individual student’s academic and/or performance profile. The University will allow institutional sources of financial aid to be combined with federal, state and outside aid up to the student’s cost of attendance. For some students this may result in a reduction of their GWU aid. Please contact the Financial Planning Office with specific questions.


Academic Fellows

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, and commitment to service. To receive a nomination for this competition you must be selected by the Fellows Scholarship Screening Committee and interview in the winter months.  Ten students are chosen to receive a full tuition scholarship for 8 consecutive semesters, provided the recipient is enrolled full-time, maintains a cumulative institutional Grade Point Average of 3.5, resides on campus, and continues to demonstrate a strong leadership ability and commitment to service.

 

*Please note: If any student is selected for an Academic Fellows Scholarship, any previous offer of scholarship is rescinded. Academic Fellows Scholarships do not apply to hours taken in excess of 18 in any semester, do not apply to summer terms, or other program costs such as GEM, and do not cover the expense of books, fees and/or music lessons. Scholarships are divided equally between the fall and spring semester when awarded.


Institutional Scholarships

Gardner-Webb University offers the following Institutional Scholarships and Grants


  • Trustee Scholarship
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Provost Scholarship
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Achievement Scholarship
  • Opportunity Grant

*These scholarships range from $4,000-$13,000 depending on the student's academic profile.


In order to determine the amount of institutional scholarship or grant you are eligible to receive, you must first apply and be accepted to Gardner-Webb. Your award amount will be included in your acceptance letter from the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Institutional scholarships require a student to be enrolled full time (12 hours or more) and maintain a grade point average in accordance with the institution’s Scholarship Maintenance Policy. Award amounts vary depending on your housing status (whether you live on or off campus).


ADN students transitioning from the Traditional Undergraduate Day program into the DCP BSN program will have any institutional aid prorated based on the percentage of tuition which is covered by their current institutional aid. For example:


Current Institutional Aid ÷ Undergraduate Day Tuition = % of Tuition


$8,000 ÷ $26,690 = 30%


>Scholarship % X DCP BSN Tuition = New Scholarship Amount


30% X $4,584(12 hrs. @ $382/hr.) = $1375


Competitive Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, and commitment to service. To receive a nomination for this competition you must be selected by the University Fellows Scholarship Screening Committee and interview in the winter months. *Please note: If a student is selected for the Academic Fellows Scholarship, any previous offer of scholarship aid is rescinded.


Academic Fellows

Each year five students are chosen to receive a full tuition scholarship for 8 consecutive semesters, provided the recipient is enrolled full-time, maintains a cumulative institutional Grade Point Average of 3.5, resides on campus, and continues to demonstrate a strong leadership ability and commitment to service.


*Please note: The Academic Fellows Scholarship do not apply to hours taken in excess of 18 in any semester, do not apply to summer terms, or other program costs such as GEM, and do not cover the expense of books, fees and/or music lessons. Scholarships are divided equally between the fall and spring semester when awarded.


PERFORMANCE BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Athletic Scholarships are awarded by each individual Coach and shared with the Financial Planning Office. GWU offers scholarships for the following sports: men’s and women’s basketball, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, men’s baseball, football, and wrestling and women’s softball, lacrosse, and volleyball. Any questions concerning eligibility for a scholarship should be directed to the Coach of the sport of interest. If a student receives a financial aid award and an athletic scholarship is not listed, please contact the Coach of the sport of interest. It is possible your non-athletic aid will be reduced once the athletic scholarship is added to your financial aid package.


Honors Music Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s performance from an on campus audition. The Music faculty selects the recipients and shares them with the Financial Planning Office. Scholarships are renewed based on performance throughout the academic year as well as maintaining a major in Music. Award amounts vary and may depend on the total amount awarded in other GWU funds.


Marching Band Scholarships are awarded by the Band Director and shared with the Financial Planning Office. The award amount is $1000 and is based on participation in the band. Scholarships are renewed providing participation continues each year.


OTHER GARDNER-WEBB SCHOLARSHIPS

Baptist Leadership Scholarship is awarded to selected students who are members of North Carolina Baptist churches cooperating with the NC Baptist State Convention. The funds are awarded and provided by the NCBSC. A separate online application must be completed prior to April 1 (must reapply each year).


Church Matching Scholarships are awarded based on a scholarship from a SBC Church to a student attending GWU. The scholarship will be match by GWU up to $2,500. The application deadline is May 1. The scholarship will not be matched if the student is receiving $10,000 or more in GWU funds. (The application is available from the Financial Planning web page).


Ministerial Board of Associates Scholarships are awarded based on the recommendation by a member of the Ministerial Board of Associates. The application deadline is May 1, and this is for new and /or transfer students. The award amount is $250 per year and will be renewed for three years. (The application is available from the Financial Planning web page).


Minister’s Dependent Scholarships are awarded based on the dependent’s parent being a full time minister of a SBC or CBF Church or an ordained, full time employee of a Baptist State Convention or agency. The application deadline is May 1, and a new application must be completed each year to receive the scholarship. The award amount is $1,000 per year. (The application is available from the Financial Planning web page).


Christian Service Organization is awarded to those students preparing for full time Christian vocational service. The application must be completed as well as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Award amounts vary from $1000 - $3000 depending upon the students demonstrated financial need as determined by the results of the FAFSA.


Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Room & Board Scholarships are available for those students receiving an Army ROTC Scholarship. GWU will cover the cost of a standard double room and the 21 meal plan less any federal or state grants. The scholarship will be renewed each year the student continues to receive the ROTC Scholarship.


SCHOLARSHIP MAINTENANCE

Students receiving scholarships from Gardner-Webb are expected to achieve a minimum cumulative institutional grade point average (GPA) to retain any scholarships. Scholarship progress is reviewed at the end of the semester. The GPA requirement for each scholarship is listed below. If your institutional GPA is below the required minimum, you will be placed on Scholarship Probation. You will be eligible to receive your scholarship while on probation; however, if at the end of the term you have not achieved the required GPA, your scholarship will be rescinded for the next semester.


Academic Fellows* must maintain an institutional grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 at the end of each academic year, reside on-campus, and be enrolled full time.


Trustee Scholarship3.2
Presidential Scholarship3.0
Provost Scholarship3.0
Dean's Scholarship2.8
Achievement Scholarship2.8
Gardner-Webb Scholarship2.8
Great Choice Scholarships*2.8

Please note: Nursing students must remain in good standing in the Nursing program in lieu of the above stated GPAs to retain scholarship funds.


*Great Choice Scholarships (Gardner, Elliott, Cantrell) requires on campus residency. If a student chooses to move off campus, scholarship eligibility will be forfeited.


You may appeal the loss of your scholarship by writing a letter to the Associate Director of Financial Planning. It is important to remember that extenuating circumstances must be fully documented. Please contact the Financial Planning Office if you have any questions concerning the appeal process.


GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Recipients are selected based on specific criteria for the following scholarships:

 

Charles S. Andrews Memorial Scholarship: Funded by family and friends of Dr. Charles Andrews, the scholarship gives priority to students majoring in a foreign language. Dr. Andrews served the University many years as a professor.

 

Clarence N. Peeler Andrews Memorial Scholarship: The late Mrs. Hattie Peeler Self of Cherryville, NC, and her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. W.B. Andrews established a trust fund in memory of Clarence N. Peeler Andrews, grandson and son of the donors.

 

Ralph W. Andrews Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1997 with funds from the R.W. Andrews estate. The Scholarship is restricted to African-American Males. Merit will be a major criteria used by the Scholarship Committee. Students in the School of Divinity are not eligible and the funds may also not be used for Athletic Scholarship purposes. Assuming good academic and social records, the Scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

 

Black-Bonner Scholarship: Funded by President and Mrs. Bonner in honor of their parents, the late John B.Black, and Fannie A. Black; the late Francis W. Bonner, and Nilaouise C. Bonner.

 

Lloyd C. Bost, Sr. Memorial Scholarship: Funded by friends and family of Lloyd Bost. A resident of Shelby, N.C., Dr. Bost served Gardner-Webb University as trustee for over thirty years.

 

Charles B. and Sue C. Camp Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Camp of Shelby, N.C., both alumni of Gardner-Webb.

 

Roberta Warlick Dixon Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was initiated in 1992 in memory of Mrs. Robbie Dixon.

 

Anthony F. Eastman Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Dr. and Mrs. Gene Washburn, this scholarship honors the exceptional teaching ability and concern for individual students exhibited by Dr. Eastman. First preference is given to students majoring in history.

 

Herman P. Jarvis Memorial Scholarship: Funded by the estate of Herman Jarvis, of Asheville, N.C., the scholarship was established in 1991.

 

M. Lansford Jolley Scholarship: Initiated in 1992 by the Department of Social Sciences of Gardner-Webb University to honor Professor M. Lansford Jolley, a faculty member at Gardner-Webb for thirty-three years.

 

Edna Humphries Mack Memorial Scholarship: Founded by the estate of Mrs. Edna H. Mack of Gaffney, S.C., the scholarship was established in 1991.

 

Robert Earle Morgan Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1986 by Dr. Robert E. Morgan, professor of French and Mathematics at Gardner-Webb from 1967-1998.

 

Helen Speck Memorial Scholarship: Funded by Helen Speck of Shelby, N.C.

 

Mae Cline Stroup Memorial Scholarship: Funded by the estate of Mrs. Mae Stroup of Shelby, N.C., the scholarship memorializes one of Gardner-Webb’s most significant leaders. Mrs. Stroup served as a Trustee for several terms, holding all Board leadership positions.

 

Other Academic Fellows Scholarships:

Black-Bonner; Betty E. Knox; Milliken Corporation.

 

Athletic Endowed Scholarships

J.W. and Terry C. Abernethy III Endowed Athletic Scholarship: Funded by Gardner-Webb alumni Mr. and Mrs. “JJ” Abernethy of Newton, N.C. Preference is given to the women’s basketball program.

 

Garland H. Allen Golf Scholarship: Established by the Bulldog Club.

 

Justin Scot Alston Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2004 by Gloria Alston to memorialize her son Justin Scot Alston. First preference is given to students pursuing a career in coaching, and second preference is given to students pursuing a career in sports management or sports medicine.

 

Billy Bates Athletic Scholarship: Established in 2005 by friends and former players of Coach Bates.

 

Franklin V. and Mary Beam Hall of Fame Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beam of Shelby, N.C., the fund provides scholarships for student-athletes in the basketball program.

 

Bulldog Club Scholarship: Established in 1989 by the Bulldog Club to support the University’s intercollegiate scholarship program. In 2009, the Scholarship was revised to recognize those contributions of the Club’s Lifetime Members: Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Abernethy, III, Mr. Robert C. Abernethy Mr. Hoyt Q. Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beam, Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas Bell, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony N. Strange, Dr. and Mrs. H. Gene Washburn, Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Washburn, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Watson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Gary H. Smith, III, Mr. and Mrs. Chandler C. Browning, and Mr. and Mrs. D.P. Washburn.

 

Thomas R. and Shirley B. Causby Men’s Basketball Scholarship: Established in 1992 by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Causby of Belmont, N.C.

 

G. Wayne and Pauline J. DeHart Men’s Basketball Scholarship: Established in 1994 in memory of G. Wayne DeHart of Hickory, N.C. and in honor of his wife Pauline J. DeHart.

 

M. Henry and Pam Garrity Athletic Scholarship: Initiated by the Board of Advisers and funded by friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Garrity.

 

Florence Hamrick and Roland M. Hamrick, Sr. Scholarship: In 1965 Roland M. Hamrick, Jr. and Thomas B. Hamrick established this scholarship in honor of their parents.

 

Thomas B. Hamrick Memorial Scholarship: Given by the Hamrick family.

 

Trela R. and Erline Hendrix, Sr. Men’s Basketball Scholarship: Established in 1989 by Mrs. Trela R. Hendrix, Sr. of Trinity, N.C., in memory of her husband.

 

Winifred Herbert Lindsay Memorial Women’s Basketball Scholarship: In 1991 Mrs. David Lindsay of Rutherford County established this athletic scholarship.

 

Winifred Herbert Lindsay Memorial Hall of Fame Scholarship: Funded in 1994 to provide scholarship aid for the women’s basketball program.

 

Winifred Herbert Lindsay Memorial Hall of Fame Scholarship: Funded in 1995, to provide scholarship aid for the men’s basketball program.

 

Roger and Denice McKee Baseball Scholarship: Established in 2007 by Roger and Denice S. McKee to provide financial assistance to student athletes participating in baseball.

 

Bettie Sprunt Morris Memorial Women’s Tennis Scholarship: Mrs. Morris, a resident of Rutherfordton, N.C., and former trustee of Gardner-Webb, funded this scholarship through a trust.

 

J.L. and Sara McFarland Suttle, Jr. Memorial Men’s Tennis Scholarship: Established in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. Suttle of Shelby, N.C.

 

Lisa Tucker Athletic Volleyball Scholarship: Established in 2006 by Lisa Tucker.

 

Victor Bulldog Scholarship: Funds for this scholarship were given by friends of the University from surrounding counties.

 

Martin Lynn and Heather Robertson White Volleyball Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Dr. and Mrs. M. Christopher White. Dr. White was the tenth president of Gardner-Webb University, and served in that role from 1986-2002. The scholarship honors their son Martin (Class of 1993) and daughter-in-law Heather (Class of 1996).

 

Paris Leland and Donnis Gold Yelton Memorial Golf Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. Yelton and their sons, Robert and Don.

 

Martha Porter Yelton Memorial Men’s Tennis Scholarship – Established in 2011 by Robert W. Yelton to provide financial assistance to a full-time student on the men’s tennis team.

 

Other Athletic Scholarships:

Charles W. Bradburn; Charles and Drew Bridges Health Careers; Myra W. and Ralph W. (Scoot) Dixon, Jr.; Jack Hunt; James E. and Patricia J. Putnam; GWU Tennis Alumni; Andrew Christopher White Tennis.

 

Business Endowed Scholarships

BB&T Student Investment Portfolio: Established in 2000 by Branch Banking & Trust Company to provide funds for undergraduate and graduate investment classes to learn the principles of investing by researching, buying, and selling real financial securities.

Belk/Ellis Business Scholarship: Given by the Belk Foundation, the Belk Corporation of Shelby and Forest City, and the William P. Ellis family.

 

Alfred and Shirley Wampler Caudill Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2008 by Dr. Donald W. Caudill, the son of Alfred and Shirley Wampler Caudill.

 

Hampton C. and Betty C. Hager Scholarship: Funded by the Lutz Foundation of Cliffside, N.C., the scholarship was established in 1995 to honor Hampton Hager of Shelby, N.C. Preference is given to students who are residents of Cleveland, Rutherford, Burke or Polk counties in North Carolina.

 

Donald J. Kemerait Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1992 by the family and friends of Donald J. Kemerait, who served as a professor from 1981 until his death in 1992. Preference is given to a senior studying in the Broyhill Undergraduate School of Management.

 

Lamar Kennedy Scholarship: Established in 1999 by Tom Bell, a Gardner-Webb alumnus and President of Transportation and Distribution Associates, Inc. Mr. Kennedy was a trucking industry executive.

 

Ray Webb Lutz/Texaco Memorial Scholarship: Initiated by Texaco/Star Enterprises in 1989, this scholarship honors Ray Webb Lutz, a trustee and longtime benefactor of Gardner-Webb University.

 

Public Service Company of North Carolina Scholarship: Initiated in 1997, the scholarship supports full-time students who demonstrate financial need.

 

Clyde L. and Rufus Stutts Memorial Business Scholarship: Established by Mrs. Stutts to provide financial assistance to citizens from North or South Carolina.

 

Wachovia National Bank Scholarship: Initiated by the Cleveland County Branches of First Union National Bank of North Carolina and The First Union Corporation of Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

William Y. Webb Memorial Business Scholarship: This scholarship was initiated by Mr. and Mrs. William Y. Webb in memory of Judge Edwin Yates Webb, Sr., and Willie Simmons Webb.

 

Other Business Scholarships:

E.R. and Helen Hoffman; MBA Scholarship

John and Linda Godbold School of Business Scholars

 

Christian Service Organization Undergraduate Scholarship

Established over thirty years ago the Christian Service Organization of Gardner-Webb University provides scholarships for deserving and needy students preparing for full-time Christian vocational service. The Organization is supported by gifts from individuals, churches and private organizations. As part of the overall endowment corpus the following scholarships have been funded:

 

Fred L. and Sallie N. Abrams Memorial Scholarship: Robert W. Abrams, W. Glenn Abrams, Mrs. Jessie A. Roddy, and Mrs. Floyd A. Bryant, established the fund in 1978 to honor their parents, Fred L. and Sallie N. Abrams of Gray’s Creek Baptist Church community of Rutherford County.

 

Robert W. and Elva Abrams Scholarship: Established in 1995 by Donna Kay Abrams in honor of her parents. Reverend Abrams served many years on the staff of Gardner-Webb University.

 

Hoyt Q. and Meta Q. Bailey Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Q. Bailey, in memory of Mr. Bailey’s parents.

 

Herman A. and Ellen Baxter Beam Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1992 by the estate of Herman A. Beam and Ellen B. Beam of Fallston, N.C.

 

Beaver Dam Baptist Church Scholarship: The Beaver Dam Baptist Church of Shelby, N.C., established this scholarship in 1991.

 

Herman and Margaret Best Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. Herman Best of Shelby, N.C., in 1989.

 

Bethlehem Baptist Church Scholarship: Established by the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Kings Mountain, N.C. in 1991.

 

C. David and Nancy D. Boan Scholarship: Established in 2005 by Dr. and Mrs. David Boan of Shelby, N.C.

 

Lloyd C. and Virginia F. Bost Scholarship: Established in 1992 by Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bost of Shelby, N.C.

 

Dr. Frank R. Campbell Scholarship: Established in 2005 by the Board of Trustees at Gardner-Webb University in recognition of and appreciation for the leadership of Dr. Campbell, the eleventh president of Gardner-Webb.

 

Harold W. and Mary Lou Causby Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Causby of Shelby, N.C.

 

Kenneth Howard Cole Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1991 by Lucille Hamner Cole of Shreveport, Louisiana, in memory of her husband. Family members have added to the endowment corpus.

 

College Park Baptist Church Scholarship: This scholarship was initiated in 1999 by College Park Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, N.C., to express commitment to Christian higher education and the values held by Gardner-Webb University. First preference is given to international students.

 

Paul and Faye Comer Scholarship: Established in 1999 by Gardner-Webb alumni Paul and Faye Comer.

 

F. Glenn and Ray Cornwell Scholarship: Initiated in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. F. Glenn Cornwell of Shelby, N.C.

 

W.D. and Ilease Cornwell Scholarship: Established in 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Cornwell of Charlotte, N.C.

 

Alice Rae Cullinan Scholarship: Established in 2004 by family and friends for their appreciation for her many years of faithful service to Gardner-Webb University.

 

John Ed and Essie D. Davis Memorial Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. John Ed Davis of Shelby, N.C. in 1990.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Davis Scholarship: Established in 1995 by Mr. and Mrs. Davis of Rutherford County, N.C.

 

Rev. L. Keith Dixon Scholarship: Established in 2003 by members of Flint Hill Baptist Church to express their appreciation to Rev. Keith Dixon for his pastoral leadership for eighteen years. First preference will be given to members of Flint Hill Baptist Church.

 

Double Springs Baptist Church Scholarship: Established in 1991 by the Double Springs Baptist Church of Shelby, N.C.

 

Charles I. Dover Memorial Scholarship: Funded by the Dover Foundation of Shelby, N.C.

 

Joe and Louise Edwards Scholarship: Established in 2008 by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Edwards of Boiling Springs, NC.

 

W.E. Entrekin Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1990 by the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Charlotte, N.C., in memory of former beloved pastor, the Reverend W. E. Entrekin.

 

Forrest and Jessica Feezor Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1986 by friends of Dr. and Mrs. Feezor.

 

First Baptist Church of Forest City Scholarship: Established by the First Baptist Church N.C.

 

Flint Hill Baptist Church Scholarship: Initiated in 1990, this scholarship was funded by members of the Flint Hill Baptist Church of Shelby, N.C.

 

Freeman-Jones Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1990 by the Reverend Charles W. “Buddy” Freeman in memory of his parents Coley and Willie Lee Freeman and in memory of his aunt Mrs. Lillie Jones.

 

Robert M. Gold Memorial Scholarship: Harold W. and Mary Lou Causby of Shelby, N.C., established this scholarship in 2001 in memory of their friend and business associate Robert M. Gold.

 

R. Scott and Barbara Good Scholarship: Established in 1999 by R. Scott and Barbara Good for international students.

 

L.T. Hamrick Memorial Scholarship: Initiated in 1993 by Mrs. L.T. Hamrick in memory of her husband, a noted lawyer in Shelby.

 

James O. and Betty Ruth Hatter Scholarship: Established in 2001 by Dr. Ronald W. and Mrs. Elaine Hatter Williams of Boiling Springs, N.C. in honor of Mrs. Williams’ parents, James O. and Betty Ruth Hatter.

 

Clara Katherine Vickers Head Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1979 by the estate of Clara Katherine Vickers Head.

 

Henderson-Ledford Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2005 by Dr. and Mrs. Rance Henderson of Morganton, N.C. in loving memory of their parents, Ray and Lillian Camp Henderson and Irvin and Ruth Hinson Ledford.

 

Russell L. Hinton Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Mrs. Lillie Hinton in memory of her husband, the late Reverend Russell L. Hinton.

 

Richard A. Isenhour Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 by the membership of the Christian Service Organization, the scholarship memorializes Richard Isenhour, a non-traditional ministerial student.

 

Carl and Tyner Ivester Memorial Scholarship: Dr. and Mrs. Ivester of Lawndale, N.C., established this scholarship in 1990.

 

Dorothy B. Keeter Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1991 by H. S. Keeter, Jr. of Shelby, N.C., in memory of his mother.

 

Archie and Iris Kennedy Scholarship: Established in 1994 by Archie and Iris Kennedy to provide financial assistance to students preparing for full-time Christian service. First priority shall be given to students from Kerr Memorial Baptist Church, Concord North Carolina.

 

Ruth C. Kiser Scholarship: Established in 1991 by Miss Ruth Kiser, this scholarship was endowed by family and friends to honor the memory of Ruth Kiser, long-time teacher and administrator at Gardner-Webb.

 

J. Thurman Lewis Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1991 by Julius C. and Laura M. Taylor of Taylors, S.C., the fund memorializes Dr. Lewis, Professor of Biblical Languages at Gardner-Webb University. Dr. Lewis was one of the founders of the Christian Service Organization.

 

Leonard and Reba Lowe Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lowe of Rutherford County, North Carolina established this scholarship in 1990.

 

Melvin R. and Joann W. Lutz, Jr. Scholarship: Established in 1996 by T. G. Westmoreland, II and Judy Lutz Westmoreland of Shelby, N.C., in honor of her parents who are former employees of Gardner-Webb University.

 

John T. and Betty Lou McCulloch Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. John McCulloch of Charlotte, N.C., established this fund to support ministerial students. Mr. McCulloch served as a University trustee and gave his time as architect for many campus projects.

 

Carl and Martha Miller Scholarship: Established in 1999 by Bob and Carolyn Ely of Winston-Salem, N.C., in memory of Mrs. Ely’s parents.

 

Robert G. and Mary Frances Moore Scholarship: Established in 1992 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Moore of Cliffside, N.C.

 

Robert Earle Morgan Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1990 by Dr. Morgan, professor of French and Mathematics from 1967-1998.

 

M. Vann Murrell Scholarship: Established in 1994 by friends of Dr. Murrell, who served Gardner-Webb University from 1967 to 1995 as Professor of Religion.

 

William T. and Mabel H. Nolen Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. Nolen of Gastonia, N.C.

 

Max and Mary Padgett Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. Max Padgett of Hickory, N.C., funded this scholarship for ministerial students.

 

Jack and Ruth Partain Scholarship: Established in 2000 by the University to honor the career of Dr. Partain, Professor of Religion.

 

Freeman T. and Evelyn P. Perry Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1991 by Freeman T. Perry of Kannapolis, N.C.

 

Bobby M. and Carolyn Harless Pettyjohn Scholarship: Established in 1995 by Gardner-Webb alumni Mr. and Mrs. Pettyjohn in honor of their children Robert, Max and Marcy, all Gardner-Webb alumni.

 

Harold and Mary Phillips Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2005 by the children of Harold and Mary Phillips in honor of Mr. Phillips and in memory of Mrs. Phillips.

 

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Scholarship: The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Shelby, N.C., established this scholarship in 1991.

 

R.E. and Bonnie R. Price Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Mrs. Bonnie Price of Boiling Springs, N.C., in memory of her husband.

 

Race Path Baptist Church Scholarship: This scholarship is given to a deserving student from the Race Path Baptist Church majoring in religion, religious education or church music. If no student from Race Path qualifies, this scholarship may be given to any other deserving student majoring in religion, religious education or church music.

 

Melba S. Robbins Memorial Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. James Robbins of Forest City, N.C., established this scholarship in 1991.

 

Dana Leigh Scott Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996, by the CSO Membership, the scholarship is in memory of Dana Scott, a Christian Service Organization scholarship recipient, who died prior to her sophomore year.

 

Rev. Ed H. Sessom Scholarship: Established in 2003 by members of Flint Hill Baptist Church to express their appreciation to Rev. Ed Sessom for his longtime support and encouragement of the Christian Service Organization at Gardner-Webb. First preference shall be given to students from Flint Hill Baptist Church.

 

Mafrey Richardson and Edward H. Sessom Scholarship: The Reverend and Mrs. Sessom established this scholarship in 1986.

 

Hobart C. and Dorothy Smith Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. Hobart C. Smith. For over twenty years Hobart Smith served Gardner-Webb as a Trustee, including several terms as chairman of the Board.

 

Robert Kelly and Essie Louise C. Spake Memorial Scholarship: Initiated in 1990 by Robert V. and Elva S. Abrams, the fund honors the memory of Mrs. Abrams’ parents. Preference is given to Sacred or Church Music majors.

 

Ralph and Clevie Spangler Scholarship: Gardner-Webb Trustee Ralph Spangler and his wife Clevie Spangler established this endowment fund in 1990.

 

Clemmie Brewer Sprinkle Memorial: Established in 2000 by Anita Sprinkle Roberts of Shelby, N.C. to honor the memory of her mother.

 

J.L. and Sara McFarland Suttle, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. Suttle of Shelby, N.C.

 

Tony M. Robbins CSO Scholarship: Gardner-Webb University trustees James E. Robbins and Thomas M. Robbins, former owners of Tri-City Concrete in Forest City, N.C. established this scholarship in 1991.

 

Bennett L. Walker Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1990 by a gift from the estate of Bennet L. Walker of Candler, N.C.

 

M. Christopher and Linda F. White Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Dr. and Mrs. M. Christopher White. Dr. White was the tenth president of Gardner-Webb University, having served in that role from 1986-2002.

 

R. Archie and Edith M. White Scholarship: Established in 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. David W. White of Shelby, N.C. in memory of his father and in honor of his mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. Archie White.

 

Other Christian Service Organization Undergraduate Scholarships: Truitt J. and Dorothy I. Beard; Boiling Springs Florist; J.R. Cantrell Memorial; Baptist Student Union; R. Scott and Barbara Good; Albert Hamrick Memorial; John H. and Osteen Hendrick; Kincannon-Herndon; John W. and Janet P. Long; Pleasant Home Baptist; Claude Lee Proctor, Sr.; Howard and Louise Whitaker; Jeremy and Cheryl Mikell

 

Christian Service Organization Graduate Scholarships

In 1993 Gardner-Webb University established the M. Christopher White School of Divinity to provide graduate level professional education for ministers. As part of the overall endowment corpus of the Christian Service Organization the following scholarships have been funded:

 

A. Donald and Hazel H. Allen Scholarship: Funded by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Allen of Shelby, N.C., to support divinity school students.

 

Allen-Ginn-Elliott Scholarship: Established in 1994, this scholarship commemorates the special relationship between the Lawson Allen family, the Leonard Allen family, the Charles Ginn family, the Phil Elliott family and Gardner-Webb University.

 

Herman A. and Ellen B. Beam Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Ellen Baxter Beam of Fallston, N.C.

 

W. Anderson “Andy” and Shirley S. Blanton Scholarship: Established in 1998 by Andy and Shirley Blanton of Forest City, N.C. to provide financial assistance to students who are attending GWU School of Divinity and who are preparing for full-time sacred music ministry.

 

C. David Boan Scholarship: Established in 2002 by Dr. David Boan, a Gardner-Webb alumnus.

 

Cline W. and Doris Borders Scholarship: Established in 2000 by Cline and Doris Borders. Reverend Borders served as the Director of Missions for the Kings Mountain Baptist Association for many years prior to his retirement.

 

Curtis and Joyce Braswell: Established in 1999 by Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Braswell of Columbia, S.C. Their son was one of the first graduates of the M. Christopher White School of Divinity.

 

T. F. and Doris M. Bridges Scholarship: T.F. and Doris M. Bridges established this scholarship in 1999 to express their commitment to Christian higher education and the values held by Gardner-Webb University.

 

Mattie T. Christopher and Etta S. Butterworth Scholarship: Established in 1995 by A. Donald and Joyce A. Christopher of Wilmington, N.C., in honor of Mrs. Etta S. Butterworth and in memory of Mrs. Mattie T. Christopher, mothers of the donors.

 

Cleo P. and James E. Chadwell Scholarship: Established in 2000 by Mrs. Cleo Chadwell of Shelby, N.C. in memory of her husband James.

 

Kenneth Howard Cole Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Lucille Hamner Cole of Shreveport, Louisiana, in memory of her husband. Family members have added to the endowment corpus.

 

Donald E. and Kaye A. Cook Scholarship: Established in 2000 by the University to honor the retirement of Dr. Cook, Distinguished Professor of New Testament Interpretation in the divinity school.

 

F. Glenn and Ray Cornwell Scholarship: Established in 2003 to provide financial assistance to divinity students preparing for full-time Christian service.

 

J. Hugh and Mildred Cornwell Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cornwell of Forest City, N.C.

 

Ralph W. and Sybil Y. Dixon, Sr. Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Dixon, Sr. of Fallston, N.C.

 

Double Shoals Baptist Church Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the members of Double Shoals Baptist Church of Cleveland County, N.C.

 

Charles W. “Buddy” Freeman Scholarship: Established in 1993 by friends of Buddy Freeman, Gardner-Webb alumnus.

 

Stephen Burgess Greene Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1994 by Rush and Margaret Greene in memory of their son.

 

George Edgar and Jennie Lee Hampton Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2001 by Howard Glenn and Lucille Hampton Daniel of Rutherford County to honor the memory of Dr. Daniel’s parents.

 

Russell L. and Lillie M. Hinton Scholarship: Established by Mrs. Lillie Hinton in memory of her husband, a noted pastor in Cleveland County, N.C.

 

Mildred Johnson Scholarship: Established in 2001 by First Baptist Church Foundation of the First Baptist Church of Statesville to honor the memory of Mildred Johnson.

 

H.S. and Sandra Keeter, Jr. Scholarship: Established in 1998 by Mr. Keeter, a Gardner-Webb trustee and Mrs. Keeter, a Gardner-Webb alumna.

 

Bobby Joe and Betty B. Kendrick Scholarship: Established in 1995 by Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Joe Kendrick of Shelby, N.C.

 

Roland and Lois Leath Scholarship: Initiated in 1997 and funded by friends of Roland and Lois Leath of Shelby, N.C.

 

Robert H. and Betty Lutz Scholarship: Established in 1995 and funded by the Lutz Foundation of Cliffside, N.C. the scholarship honors Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Lutz of Shelby, N.C.

 

Robert Harold and Betty Jolley Lutz Scholarship: Established and funded by Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Lutz of Shelby, N.C., longtime supporters of the Christian Service Organization.

 

Thomas W. and Elene C. Martin Scholarship: Established in 1995 by Mr. and Mrs Martin of Lattimore, N.C.

 

McInnis-Smith-Best Scholarship: Initiated in 1993 by Herman and Margaret Best of Shelby, N.C. in memory of the Reverend Neill McInnis, father of Mrs. Best, and in honor of the Reverends Rockwell Smith and David Herman Best, brother-in-law and son of the Bests.

 

Roger H. and Denice S. McKee Scholarship: Established in 2001 by Roger H. and Denice S. McKee to provide financial assistance to worthy and/or needy students who are attending the school of divinity and who have committed their lives to full-time Christian service.

 

Robert G. and Mary Francis Moore Scholarship: Established by R.G. and Mary Francis Moore of Cliffside, N.C.

 

Don and Becky Morgan Memorial Scholarship: Initiated in 1998 by Dr. Robert E. Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Gardner-Webb, in memory of his brother and sister-in-law.

 

Gilbert and Sue Morgan Memorial Scholarship: Initiated in 1998 by Dr. Robert E. Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Gardner-Webb, in memory of his father and mother.

 

Rev. and Mrs. James A. Pittman Scholarship: The Reverend and Mrs. James A. Pittman of Roanoke Rapids, N.C. established this scholarship in 1994.

 

Rev. Richard E. and Mary Elizabeth Plyler Scholarship: Established in 2002 by Rev. and Mrs. Plyler for those attending the M. Christopher White School of Divinity.

 

Charles H. and Jo B. Rabon Scholarship: This scholarship was initiated in 1995 by family and friends of Dr. and Mrs. Rabon in honor of their commitment to Christian higher education.

 

James E. and Robin M. Robbins Scholarship: Established in 1994 by Mr. and Mrs. James E. Robbins of Rutherford County.

 

Mafrey Richardson and Edward H. Sessom Scholarship: The Reverend and Mrs. Edward H. Sessom of Cleveland County established this scholarship in 1994.

 

Ralph and Clevie Spangler Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Spangler of Lawndale, N.C.

 

Addie Crotts Sparks Memorial Scholarship: Initiated in 1996 by Carl and Faye Spangler to honor the memory of Faye’s mother, Mrs. Addie Crotts Sparks.

 

Foster C. “Pluto” Sprinkle Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2000 by Anita Sprinkle Roberts of Shelby, N.C. to honor the memory of her father.

 

R. Wayne Stacy Scholarship: Established in 1998 by Mrs. Stuart W. Upchurch of Raleigh, N.C., to honor her former pastor Dr. R. Wayne Stacy.

 

Henry C. and Neno L. Taylor Family Scholarship: The descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Taylor of Connelly Springs, N.C., established this scholarship in 1994 as an act of appreciation for their Christian lives.

 

Gene L. Watterson Scholarship: Established in 1994 by members of First Baptist Church, Shelby, N.C., the scholarship honors their pastor, Dr. Watterson, on his retirement for his years of ministry.

 

David W. and Melissa K. White Scholarship: Established in 1999 by David W. and Melissa K. White to provide assistance to needy students attending the School of Divinity.

 

M. Christopher and Linda F. White Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Dr. and Mrs. M. Christopher White. Dr. White served as president of Gardner-Webb University from 1986-2002.

 

Paul Wilson Sunday School Class: The Paul Wilson Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, Shelby, N.C., established this scholarship in 1995.

 

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Association Theological Education Scholarship – Established in 2010 by the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Association, Inc. to provide financial assistance to a full-time or part-time African American Student in the GWU School of Divinity.

 

Other Christian Service Organization Graduate Scholarships: W. Anderson and Shirley S. Blanton; Jack W. and Josephine S. Buchanan; John Ed and Essie D. Davis Memorial; L. Paul and Kathryn C. Eeds; First Baptist Church of Shelby; J. W. Gantt, Jr., and Mrs. Edna R. Gantt; William K. and Anne T. Gary; L.T. Hamrick Memorial; George E. Hampton; James L. Jenkins Memorial; Robert L. and Rhea Lamb; R. Thad Parsons, III; R.E. and Bonnie R. Price; Reverend and Mrs. W. Bruce Rabon; Lester and Bertie Taylor and Carl and Frances Shook; Roy and Joyce Wyatt.

 

School of Divinity Endowed Scholarships

In 1993 Gardner-Webb University established the M. Christopher White School of Divinity to provide graduate level professional education for ministers. As part of the overall endowment corpus the following scholarships have been funded:

 

Baptist State Convention of North Carolina: Established in 1996 by action of the Baptist State Convention, the trust provides scholarships for students in the School of Divinity. Recipients must be residents of North Carolina and members of Baptist churches cooperating with the Baptist State Convention.

 

Robert H. and Karen Blalock, Jr. Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blalock of Gastonia, N.C. Preference is given to students from Gaston County, N.C.

 

C. David Boan Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Mrs. Helen J. Smith of Pageland, S.C., the scholarship honors her former pastor, Dr. David Boan, an alumnus and former administrator of Gardner-Webb University.

 

Lewis and Gladys Boroughs Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Boroughs of Greensboro, N.C.

 

Dr. Robert W. Canoy Scholarship: Established in 2007 by friends and family of Dr. Canoy to provide assistance to a Gardner-Webb School of Divinity student.

 

J. Harold and Peggy Craig Scholarship: Established in 1995 by the Penelope Baptist Church of Hickory N.C. in honor of J. Harold Craig and in memory of Mrs. Craig. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students in sacred music.

 

Carl L. Crook Scholarship: Established in July 2002 by the members of the First Baptist Church - Rutherfordton to express gratitude for the life and legacy of Carl Crook.

 

Robert Z. and Jennie B. Falls Scholarship: Initiated in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Z. Falls of Shelby, N.C.

 

First Baptist Church of Lenoir: Established by the First Baptist Church of Lenoir, N.C.

 

First Baptist Church of Shelby Scholarship: Established by the First Baptist Church of Shelby, N.C.

 

Charles and Carolyn Horton Scholarship: Established in 1999 by family and friends of Charles and Carolyn Horton. For many years Dr. Horton was pastor of the College Park Baptist Church in Orlando, FL.

 

John and Jean Lewis Scholarship: Established in 2001 by members of First Baptist Church of Raleigh, N.C., this scholarship honors the ministry and lives of John and Jean Lewis.

 

Thomas McFarland Linnens Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was initiated in 1993 by Boiling Springs Baptist Church of Boiling Springs, N.C., in honor of Dr. Linnens, who was pastor of the church for many years. First preference is given to students from Boiling Springs Baptist Church, with second preference given to students from other churches in the Kings Mountain Baptist Association.

 

Elizabeth, Pat and Tommy McClain Scholarship: Established in July 2002 by the members of the First Baptist Church - Rutherfordton to express gratitude for the life and legacy of Elizabeth, Pat and Tommy McClain.

 

Ira McCluney Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2000 by Mrs. Jessie McCluney Wallace to honor the memory of her father, Ira McCluney and to express her commitment to Christian theological education.

 

Bettie and Ray Morris Scholarship: Established in July 2002 by the members of the First Baptist Church - Rutherfordton to express gratitude for the life and legacy of Bettie and Ray Morris.

 

Frank Nanney Scholarship: Established in 2003 by Frank Nanney, a Gardner-Webb Trustee, to express his commitment to Christian theological education.

 

William T. and Mabel Hoke Nolen Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Nolen of Gastonia, N.C.

 

Penelope Baptist Church Scholarships: Established in 1993 by the Penelope Baptist Church of Hickory, N.C.

 

Robert E. “Zeke” and Virginia Phillips Scholarship: Established in 1998, this scholarship was endowed by the estate of Robert E. “Zeke” Phillips in 2004 to provide financial assistance to students in the divinity school.

 

Rev. and Mrs. W. Bruce Rabon CSO School of Divinity Scholarship: Established in 2005 by Mr. and Mrs. William K. Gary of Mount Holly, N.C. to express their appreciation of William Bruce Rabon for his longtime service to the Christian Service Organization.

 

Frances and Bob Riley Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1993 by April and Garland Bolejack of Shelby, N.C. to honor April’s parents, Frances and Bob Riley.

 

Wade R. and Sophia S. Shepherd Scholarship: Established in 2002 by Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd to express their commitment to Christian theological education and the students of the School of Divinity.

 

Carl M. and Fannie K. Spangler Christian Education Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1992 in memory of Carl M. Spangler and in honor of Fannie K. Spangler by their children.

 

Springvale Baptist Church - Reverend Paul Bullington Scholarship: Initiated by the Springvale Baptist Church of Lugoff, S.C., in 1998.

 

Blanche Steelman School of Divinity Scholarship: Established in 2005 by Dr. Sanford Steelman of Hickory, N.C. in memory of his mother and to provide financial assistance to worthy and/or students attending GWU School of Divinity.

 

H. Straughan and Eloise Brown Stokes Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Stokes of Winston-Salem, N.C., to honor the memory of H. Straughan and Eloise Brown Stokes.

 

Underwood-Watson Scholarship: Established in 1994 by the Reverend James A. Pittman and his wife Ganell of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., the scholarship honors two professors who made a lasting impression on him during his student years at Mars Hill College. The scholarship honors Dr. Evelyn Underwood and Mrs. Elizabeth Watson.

 

Ed and Laura Anne Vick Travel Fund: Initiated in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Vick, Jr., of Raleigh, N.C., to provide a scholarship to worthy and needy students to participate in the Biblical Studies Travel Study Program.

 

Roy O. Warren and Juanita H. Warren Christian Educational Fund: Roy Warren left the bulk of his estate to First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., for the purpose of establishing this fund. It was initiated in 1999 to provide assistance for Baptist students with financial need, with preference given to students who are members of First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem.

 

Joe C. and Estilla McSwain Washburn Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1993 by various descendants of Joe C. and Estilla McSwain Washburn of the Double Springs Community of Cleveland County, North Carolina.

 

W. Wyan and Emily D. Washburn Scholarship: Dr. and Mrs. Wyan Washburn of Boiling Springs, N.C., established this scholarship in 1993. Dr. Washburn served as the University physician for many years.

 

M. Christopher and Linda F. White Scholarship: Established in 2003 by M. Christopher and Linda F. White to provide financial assistance to worthy and/or needy students attending the school of divinity.

 

Carlos L. and Constance C. Young Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Carlos L. Young of Shelby, N.C.

 

H. Fields and Ruth B. Young, Jr. Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Mrs. H. Fields Young, Jr. of Shelby, N.C., in memory of her husband.

 

H. Fields, III and Margaret B. Young Scholarships: Established in 1999, 2000, and 2001 by Mr. and Mrs. Young of Shelby, N.C. Mr. Young is a trustee and served as chair of the University’s most successful capital campaign.

 

Other School of Divinity Scholarships: L. Paul and Kathryn C. Eeds CSO Divinity; Fred and Jean Mauney Church Music; J.L. and Nettie McCluney; Nations Ford Community Church - Charlotte; Ann King Rouse; Sophie Shell Shepherd.

 

Communication Studies Endowed Scholarships

Lee B. Weathers Memorial Scholarship: The fund was established by Henry Lee and Pearl A.Weathers, children of Lee B.Weathers. Preference is given to students who major in Journalism or Communications Studies with an interest in broadcast and/or print journalism, public relations, or publishing. Also, children of any employee of the Shelby Star who apply shall be given preferential consideration if determined worthy by the University.

 

R. G. Puckett Scholarship: Established by Ramon A. Brittain in honor of R. G. Puckett to assist students studying journalism.

 

Disabled Student Endowed Scholarships

William P. and Willene C. Davis Scholarship For Hearing Impaired Students: Established in 1985 by William P. and Willene Davis of Southern Pines, N.C.

 

George T. and Marguerite Noel Memorial Fund for Visually Impaired Students: Marguerite Warren Noel established the fund in 1983 in memory of her husband, who was an ophthalmologist.

 

Marylene Noel Scholarship for Disabled Students: Established by Mrs. Marguerite Warren Noel in 1989 in honor of her daughter Marylene. Preference is given to students who are visually or hearing impaired.

 

Charles L. Sigmon Memorial Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students: Established in 1990 by Mrs. Charles L. (Lura B.) Sigmon and son Les C. Sigmon.

 

Alfred L. and Mary Mayo Stancil Scholarship for Hearing Impaired Students: Established in 1989 by the Stancil family.

 

Nancy Hope Willis Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1985 in honor of Nancy Hope Willis of Greensboro, N.C., the scholarship provides financial assistance to students with physical disabilities.

 

Carlos L. and Constance C. Young Scholarship: Initiated in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Carlos L. Young of Shelby, N.C.

 

Fine and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarships

C.A. and Essie Y. Brittain Memorial Music Scholarship: Established by Mrs. C.A. Brittain in 1977 in memory of C.A. Brittain of Casar, N.C.

 

George R. Cribb Music Scholarship: Funded by faculty, family, former students and friends, this scholarship honors the contributions of Dr. George R. Cribb to the University.

 

Etta M. Elliott Memorial Music Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1981 in memory of Mrs. Etta M. Elliott, wife of the late Philip L. Elliott, former Gardner-Webb University president.

 

C.A. and Annie Knotts Hoyle Memorial Music Scholarship: This scholarship wasestablished in 1992 by an estate gift from Annie K. Hoyle of Sylva, N.C. Preference is given to organ majors.

 

W.H. Hudson Scholarship Fund: Established by Sue and Hill Hudson, Jr., in memory of W.H. Hudson, a former Gardner-Webb University Trustee and personal friend of the late Philip Elliott, seventh president. The fund is to provide financial assistance to needy and worthy citizens from North and South Carolina with first preference being given to students from Cleveland County, studying in the field of sacred music.

 

Suzanne Thuot Kirby Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2004 by her estate to provide assistance to full-time Gardner-Webb University students majoring in piano and organ.

 

Madge Sperling Little Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2005 by the estate of Lloyd Ray Little to memorialize his wife, Madge Little, who preceded him in death to provide assistance to full-time students attending GWU majoring in music.

 

John T. McCulloch Fine Arts Scholarship: This scholarship was initiated in 1998 by McCulloch England Associates Architects of Charlotte, N.C., as a memorial tribute to John T. McCulloch, whose commitment to Gardner-Webb University and Christian higher education was expressed through his talent as an architect and his service as a member of the Board of Trustees.

 

Max and Mary Padgett Music Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. Max Padgett of Hickory, N.C.

 

Robertson-Fern Scholarship Fund: Initiated in 2007 by members of the Robertson and Fern families in remembrance of James William Robertson, father of Linda Robertson Fern, and in recognition of the service and commitment of Dr. Terry L. Fern, Professor of Music, Gardner-Webb University.

 

Dorothy Scism Seagraves Scholarship: Established in 1995 by James A. and Dorothy Scism Seagraves of Charlotte, N.C., the scholarship provides financial support for full-time students who are studying for a degree in music education or sacred music.

 

Eloise and Evelyn Spangler Music Scholarships: The fund was named in honor of Eloise and Evelyn Spangler of Shelby, N.C.

 

Butch and Jim Spivey Scholarship – Established in 2007 to provide financial assistance to a full-time student.

 

Other Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships: Gardner-Webb University Music Faculty; John R. McClurd

 

International Student Endowed Scholarships

Beulah Rimmer Craig Memorial Scholarship: The fund was established in 1979 by Mrs. Beulah Rimmer Craig of Lincolnton, N.C. The scholarship provides financial aid to international students or to sons or daughters of missionaries.

 

Clyde J. Dotson Scholarship: A pioneer missionary to Africa, the Reverend Clyde J. Dotson was honored by the creation of the scholarship fund by his daughter, Grace Dotson Warren and Dr. T.L. Warren of Hickory, N.C.

 

Mathematics and Science Endowed Scholarships

Joseph W. Geddes Memorial Engineering Scholarship: In 1971 the University received funds from the estate of Joseph W. Geddes.

 

Glaxo Women in Science Scholars: Established by a gift from the Glaxo Foundation in 1994, the scholarship is awarded to two women students each year based on academic merit and leadership.

 

Paul W. Jolley Scholarship for Mathematics: This scholarship was initiated in 1996 by Dr. Paul W. Jolley and Mrs. Maxine S. Jolley to express their commitment to Christian higher education. The scholarship is to provide financial assistance to worthy and needy students in their Junior or Senior years of study.

 

Z.W. and Carl E. Jolley Memorial Scholarship: Established by the family and friends of Z.W. and Carl E. Jolley. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is interested in studying mathematics or computer science.

 

Professor and Mrs. M.A. Moseley, Jr., Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1987 by friends and former students in memory of the Moseleys. Preference is given to students majoring in chemistry.

 

Ministerial Undergraduate Endowed Scholarships

In addition to the Christian Service Organization endowed scholarships, the following funds have been established to assist undergraduate students preparing for a full-time Christian vocation.

 

Nancy and Udean Burke Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. Udean Burke of Newton, N.C., initiated this scholarship to aid undergraduate ministerial students.

 

Beda Campbell Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2000 with a gift from the estate of Beda Campbell.

 

Florence Baptist Church Scholarship: Established by Florence Baptist Church, Forest City, N.C.

 

Gaston Memorial Education Fund: The fund was established by O’Neil and the late W.F. Gaston of Belmont, N.C., in 1978 to honor Albert Forest Gaston and his wife, Vera L. Gaston, and to express a commitment to Christian higher education. Preference is given to qualified applicants from First Baptist Church, Belmont, N.C.

 

Willie D. and Murleen G. Hall Ministerial Scholarship: This program was established by Mr. and Mrs. Hall to aid deserving Christian vocational students.

 

Carl and Lula Hamrick Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 by the estate of Lula Hamrick of Boiling Springs, N.C.

 

A.D. and Ruth Park Harmon Memorial Ministerial Scholarship: The fund was established by the late Troy Harmon, an alumnus and former employee of Gardner-Webb University, in memory of his mother and in honor of his father.

 

L.R. Harrill Ministerial Scholarship: Established by the late L.R. Harrill of Raleigh, N.C., the scholarship provides financial aid for a student or students preparing for service in the foreign mission field.

 

Wendy Suzanne Hazelworth Love Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. John B. Hazelworth and Maureen Hazelworth Colwell in memory of their daughter and sister Wendy Suzanne Hazelworth. The scholarship assists worthy and needy students majoring in Religion whose goal it is to serve, after graduation, in some religious field in the Lutheran or other Christian church.

 

Clyde B. and Kathryn B. Little Ministerial Scholarship: Established in 1987 by Mr. and Mrs. Little.

 

Huel E. May Memorial Ministerial Scholarship: Initiated by Mrs. Billie H. May to honor the memory of her husband, the Reverend Huel E. May.

 

R.L. and Dorothy B. Maynard Ministerial Scholarship: Established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Maynard of Taylorsville, N.C. Students from the Theron Rankin Baptist Association, and in particular Highland Baptist Church of Catawba County, will receive preference.

 

M.E. Shell Ministerial Scholarship: Established in 1979 by Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Shell of Valdese, N.C., scholarships are awarded to a minimum of two ministerial students, with preference being given to students from Burke County, N.C.

 

Reverend and Mrs. H.M. Stroup Memorial Ministerial Scholarship: Established by the late Reverend and Mrs. H.M. Stroup of Spruce Pine, N.C.

 

Other Ministerial Undergraduate Scholarships: Lena Niven Ayers Memorial; Hardin Memorial; William W. and Mary K. McKinney; M.G. Martin Memorial; Elizabeth Dudley Nolan Memorial; Donald Ervin and Betty Morris Smith.

 

Nursing Endowed Scholarships

C. Alonzo and Millie Hipps Brittain Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. Ramon A. Brittain in memory of C.A. and Millie Hipps Brittain to provide financial assistance to students in the nursing program.

 

Mary McGrady Burnette Nursing Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. William M. Burnette of Columbia, S.C., established this scholarship in 1998.

 

Joseph H. and Carolyn C. Carroll, III Nursing Scholarship: This fund was established in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. Carroll in memory of their son, Joseph H. (Joey) Carroll, IV. First preference is given to the residents of Cleveland County, N.C.

 

Janice Perkins Clayton Memorial Scholarship: Initiated in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Perkins of Forest City, N.C. to honor their daughter Janice.

 

Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Scholarship: This fund was established in 2007 by the Dialysis Clinic of Shelby, North Carolina.

 

W.P. and Pauline T. Ellis Nursing Scholarship: This scholarship was initiated in 1992 by Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Ellis, residents of Shelby, N.C.

 

Robert R. and Jessie I. Forney Nursing Scholarship: Established in 1988 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Forney of Shelby, N.C. Preference will be given to residents of Cleveland, Rutherford and Gaston Counties who demonstrate academic ability, need and Christian citizenship. The recipient will be obligated to work in a hospital in Cleveland County, with preference given to Cleveland Regional Medical Center, one year for each year the scholarship-loan was received.

 

Willie Odom Money Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was funded in 1995 with a gift from the estate of Willie Odom Money, a resident of Iredell County, N.C.

 

John and Gerry Perkins Nursing Scholarship: Established in 2006 by John and Gerry Perkins to provide financial assistance to students in the nursing program.

 

Reagan Stewart Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1991 in memory of Dr. Stewart, a former member of the board of Davis Hospital Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Davis Nursing Program in Statesville, N. C.

 

Ina Rufus E. Stutts Memorial Scholarship: Established by an estate gift from Mrs. Rufus Stutts, the scholarship provides support to nursing students with preference given to students from Cleveland and Scotland Counties in North Carolina and Dillon County, South Carolina.

 

Donald and Betty Taylor Nursing Scholarship: Established in September 2002 to support worthy and needy nursing students. Recipients will be known as “Taylor Scholars”.

 

Ernest Julian Webb Memorial Nursing Scholarship: This scholarship was initiated by Mrs. Irene B. Webb to honor the memory of her late husband, Mr. Ernest Julian Webb.

 

Jean M. Young Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Established in 1994 by the family and friends of Jean M. Young, of Shelby, N.C.

 

Chris Keen Nursing Scholarship – Established in 2011 by the Dialysis Clinic, Inc. to provide financial assistance to a full-time nursing student pursuing a career in Nephrology or organ transplant.

 

Other Nursing Endowed Scholarships: Mattie Hoyle; Marjorie Cox Gray; Albert D. Raines; Memorial; J.L. and Nettie McCluney; Grace L. Lee/Shirley Putman Toney; Elizabeth J. Moore Memorial.

 

Teacher Education Endowed Scholarships

Gladys H. Bridges Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2009 by the family of Bob and Joy Ramsey in memory of Gladys Bridges, a teacher at Dover Elementary School

 

Roberta Warlick Dixon Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Robbie Dixon, a teacher in the Shelby City Schools.

 

Michael J. Frost Scholarship: Funded by the Lutz Foundation of Cliffside, N.C., the scholarship was established in 1995 to honor Michael Frost, Petroleum World executive. The scholarship is awarded to female students who are in the teacher education program.

 

Hamrick-Perry Memorial Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. Dwight S. Perry of Lawndale, N.C., established an endowed fund in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. William S. Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hamrick.

 

Eugene and Betty Washburn and S.L. and Betty Johnson Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2007 by Harry and Sherwin Washburn to provide assistance to students pursuing a career in education.

 

W.F. and Mozelle Costner Parker Scholarship: Established in 2000 by Mrs. Parker of Gibson, N.C., to provide scholarships for North Carolina students.

 

Sara McFarland Suttle Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1994 by Mrs. Suttle’s children- J. Linton Suttle, Vance Suttle and Carol Suttle Arey, all of Shelby, N C.

 

James Orville “Dean” and Rubye Reynolds Terrell Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance for students preparing for teaching careers. Dr. Terrell was a history professor for twenty-seven years at Gardner-Webb where he also served as Dean and Vice President.

 

Other Teacher Education Scholarships: Proctor-Bridges; Susan Renae Cook Memorial; Joyce Harris Putnam Memorial; Janice Phillips Freeman; GWU Teacher Education.

 

Bill and Jewel Borders Brown Scholarship – Established in 2010 by Bill and Jewel Brown to provide financial assistance to a full-time student pursuing a career in education.

 

Proctor-Bridges Scholarship – Established in 2004 by Mike Bridges, Martha McGee and Susan Van Dyke to honor their parents, Glenn and Jan Proctor Bridges. This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a full-time student seeking a degree in education.

 

Theater Scholarship

Barbara and John Brock Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. John Brock of Shelby, N.C. to provide financial aid to fulltime students who work with the University’s theater program in either acting or technical capacity.

 

Worthy/Needy Scholarship

Roger Dale Bridges Memorial Scholarship- Established in 2002 by Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Bridges to honor the memory of Roger Dale Bridges.

 

Dr. E. Harvey and Jane Rogers Scholarship – Established in 2010 by Randy and Betty Marion to provide financial assistance to a full-time student from Iredell County.

 

John and Maxine Simpson Memorial Scholarship – Established in 2008 by Steve Simpson

 

C.M. Herndon Foundation – Established in 2012 by the C.M. Herndon Foundation to provide financial assistance to a full-time student from Durham County.

 

Merit Scholarships

James O. and Jackie Alair Memorial and Wilbrun and Marie Wellmon Scholarship: Established in 2008 by Marie and Wilburn Wellmon.

 

William S. Barkley, Jr. Memorial Board of Advisors Scholarship: Funded by the Board of Advisors of Gardner-Webb University, this scholarship was named in April 1994 in memory of Lt. Col. William S. Barkley, Jr. Mr. Barkley was SGA President during his student days at Gardner-Webb and was recognized as the most outstanding male graduate.

 

William S. Barkley, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1993 by family and friends of William S. Barkley, Jr. who lost his life in service to his country.

 

C. L. Beam Memorial Scholarship: In 1966, Charles Grier Beam, Chairman, Board of Directors, Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation, created a scholarship named in honor of his mother, Mrs. Nancy Jean Beam of Lincoln County, and in memory of his father, Charles Lester Beam.

 

Caroline Thayer Bland Memorial Scholarship: Established in December 2001 with funds received from the Caroline Thayer Bland Trust.

 

Grace Welch Blanton Scholarship: Established in 1994 by Lyn Blanton Kirkland to honor her mother.

 

Nancy and George Blanton, Jr. Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. George Blanton, Jr. of Shelby, N.C. The scholarship provides support for worthy yet needy full-time students from Cleveland and surrounding counties.

 

T.F. and Rhea Bridges Scholarship: Established in 1987 by Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Bridges of Shelby, N. C.

 

George Henry and Martha Jane Brittain Memorial Scholarship: In 1965 L.H. Brittain of Shelby, N.C., gave property to Gardner-Webb for the purpose of endowing a scholarship in memory of his parents.

 

Class of 1949 Leadership Scholarship: Established in 1999 by the alumni of the Class of 1949 as part of their fiftieth reunion celebration.

 

Class of 1950 Leadership Scholarship: Established in 2000 by the alumni of the Class of 1950 as part of their fiftieth reunion celebration.

 

Class of 1951 Leadership Scholarship: Established in 2001 by the alumni of the Class of 1951 as part of their fiftieth reunion celebration.

 

Cora C. Costner Memorial Scholarship: This fund was established in 1976 by Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Parker, daughter and son-in-law of Mrs. Costner. Preference is given to students from Cleveland and Rutherford counties.

 

J.R. Dover, Jr., Memorial Scholarship: In 1962, J.R. Dover, Jr., established an endowed fund for scholarships.

 

Pamela Gail Darnell Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2005 by Ed and Betty Darnell of Inman, S.C. and their son, Ben in loving memory of their daughter and sister, Pamela Gail Darnell. Pam was a senior at GWU at the time of her death in June 2005 from Lymphoma.

 

Duncan Family Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Grady S. and Joretta W. Duncan of Belmont, N.C. to provide scholarships for needy but worthy fulltime students. Preference is given to students from Gaston County, N.C.

 

The William Arthur and Cora Honeycutt/Joyce Ann Earnhardt Endowed Scholarship: Initiated in 2002 by Joyce A. Earnhardt in memory and appreciation for her parents, William Arthur and Cora Honeycutt Earnhardt.

 

Philip Lovin Elliott Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1961 by family and friends as a loan fund but transferred to a scholarship fund in 1997 for needy and worthy students. The scholarship honors Dr. Elliot who served as seventh president of Gardner-Webb for eighteen years.

 

Dr. and Mrs. Philip L. Elliott and Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Oakes Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. George A. Passes.

 

W.P. and Pauline T. Ellis Scholarship: In 1992 Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Ellis of Shelby, N.C. established the scholarship.

 

Catherine Cline Falls and John Zimri Falls, Jr., Memorial Scholarship: Dr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Falls and Mrs. Helen F. Miller established the fund in memory of Catherine and John Z. Falls.

 

First Baptist Church of Shelby Scholarship: Established in 2003 by First Baptist Church of Shelby, North Carolina to provide scholarship assistance to worthy and/or needy students.

 

Robert and Mae L. Geouge Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2000 by a gift from the estate of Mae L. Geouge to provide support for students with financial need.

 

Earle A. and Adele G. Hamrick, Sr., Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in memory of Earle A. Hamrick, Sr., by his wife. Qualified students from the Haywood County area are given first consideration.

 

Julian W. Hamrick Scholarship: Established in 2006 by Sara Ellen Hamrick in memory of her husband to provide assistance to worthy and/or needy students.

 

Maxwell B. Hamrick, Sr., Ruth P. Hamrick, and O.P. Hamrick Endowed Scholarship Fund: Established and funded by members of the Hamrick family, the fund provides support for worthy and needy students.

 

S.C. and Pauline D. Harrill Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 through the estate of Mrs. Harrill for students in need of financial assistance.

 

Norman Harris Leadership Scholarship: Initiated in 2002 by the alumni of 1952 and 1953, the scholarship honors Norman Harris, a very influential football, basketball and baseball coach and athletic director at Gardner-Webb.

 

W. Shirley and Gladys J. Haynie Endowed Scholarship Fund: The fund was established in 1981 by Mrs. W. Shirley Haynie in memory of her husband to express their commitment to Christian higher education. Preference is given to qualified applicants from Gaston and Yadkin counties.

 

Sam and Rachel High Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2005 by Samala Hocutt, Mary J. High and Sam High to memorialize their parents, Sam and Rachel High. First preference is given to a student majoring in American Sign Language.

 

James A. and Hazel B. Hodge Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. James Hodge of Rutherford County.

 

Harold and Jean Hollifield Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2000 with a gift from the estate of Harold Hollifield. First preference is given to a student majoring in English.

 

Huggins-Hamrick Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2005 by Mr. and Mrs. James R. (Sonny) Huggins of Boiling Springs, N.C. in memory of their grandparents, James Dwyre and Bessie Atkins Huggins, and Oliver Paul and Jessie Pangle Hamrick.

 

George P. and Cordia H. Johnson Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2001 by the estate of Cordia H. Johnson to provide scholarship aid.

 

Garrie L. Kendrick Memorial Scholarship: Established by Mrs. Garrie L. Kendrick in memory of her husband.

 

Kings Mountain/Gardner-Webb University Scholarship: Established in 1990 by the Kings Mountain City Council and Gardner-Webb University. The scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior of Kings Mountain High School.

 

Harwick Wiley Kiser, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund: Established in 1998 by Gardner-Webb alumnus Harwick W. Kiser, Jr. in memory of his grandfather, Glenn E. Swaim, Sr., and in honor of his parents. Deserving students of Hispanic origin are to receive first preference.

 

L.V. Lee Family Memorial Scholarship: The scholarship fund was established by Iva Sperling (Mrs. Norman B.) Lee to honor the memory of Lawrence Victor Lee, M.D., Susan Lattimore Lee, and Norman B. Dennett Lee.

 

LeGrand-Ware Memorial Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. R.T. LeGrand, Jr., of Shelby, N.C., established this scholarship in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Torrance LeGrand, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Moffatt Alexander Ware. Nominations will be received in the spring for students entering the following fall from each high school in Cleveland County. Applicants must demonstrate a real interest in the free enterprise system and should show the potential for leadership as exhibited by school activities. The award will be divided equally over eight semesters.

 

David and Winifred Herbert Lindsay Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1989 by Mrs. Lindsay, a resident of Rutherford County, N.C., the fund provides financial assistance to worthy and needy full-time students. Preference is given to residents of Rutherford and area counties in North Carolina.

 

Ira and Catherine Priscilla McCluney Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was initiated in 2000 by Mrs. Jessie McCluney Wallace of Spartanburg, S.C., to honor the memory of her late parents, Ira and Catherine Priscilla McCluney, and to express her commitment to Christian higher education.

 

Randolph and Evangeline Martin Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1969 by Mrs. Randolph Martin and her children, Conrad and Julia.

 

Mr. and Mrs. B.S. Mauney Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1973 by the late Mr. and Mrs. B.S. Mauney.

 

Daniel W. Moore, Jr. Scholarship: Established in 2003 by his wife Bettye A. Moore in loving memory of her husband Dan, a former Trustee.

 

Joe T. and Ellen B. Moore, Sr. Scholarship: Established in 1989 by Mrs. Moore in memory of Mr. Moore to express their commitment to Christian higher education. First preference is given to members of the First Baptist Church, Belmont, NC.

 

Mr. and Mrs. M.A. (Brick) Morris Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. Morris endowed this scholarship. Students from South Carolina are considered first.

 

Porter Brothers, Inc., Scholarship: In 1970 a fund was established by Porter Brothers, Inc., of Shelby, N.C., to assist needy and worthy students.

 

Thomas P. Pruitt, Sr., Memorial Scholarship: Mr. Pruitt was an outstanding Christian layman known for his service to the First Baptist Church of Hickory, N.C. He is honored through this fund by his wife, children, and friends.

 

Minna Lee Bowling Rice Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2003 by her niece, Eleanor Porter, in Memory of her Aunt Minna.

 

William Paul Riggs, Sr. and Loudene Wright Riggs Scholarship: Established in 2003 by Betty J. and Hylton Wright to express their appreciation to the Riggs for their commitment to Christian higher education and the values held by Gardner-Webb University.

 

John E. and Helen Goodwin Roberts Scholarship: Funded in 2002 by Dr. and Mrs. Roberts to assist two worthy and needy students, one of whom is to be studying in the field of communications.

 

D.W. Royster, Sr., Memorial Scholarship: Established by the family and friends of D.W. Royster, Sr., this fund honors his memory.

 

Walter Ed and Gertrude Sain Memorial Scholarship: Funded by a gift from the estate of Walter Ed Sain of the Toluca community in northern Cleveland County, North Carolina, the scholarship was established in 1995.

 

Max and Dorothy Elliott Sink Scholarship: Initiated in 2001 by Dr. and Mrs. Max Sink of High Point, N.C., the scholarship provides assistance for deserving students who have financial need. First preference is to children of missionaries.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Small Academic Scholarship: This fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Small of Lincolnton, N.C.

 

Elon and Etheleen M. Smawley Scholarship: Mr. and Mrs. Smawley established this scholarship in 1985 to provide financial assistance to students.

 

C.R. and Elizabeth Spangler Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Spangler and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Spangler of Cleveland County, N.C. Preference is given to Cleveland County students.

 

Everett G. and Vera L. Spurling Scholarship: Established in 1971 by Mr. and Mrs. Everett G. Spurling to provide scholarships for needy and worthy students, with preference given to students from upper Cleveland County.

 

Charlene Stamey Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by a gift from the estate of Charlene Stamey of Fallston, N.C.

 

Marvin D. and Mary B Stinson Scholarship: Established in 1998 by Helen M. Stinson in memory of her parents.

 

TDA Scholarship: Established by Mr. W. Thomas Bell of Transportation & Distribution Associates, Inc. Mr. Bell is a 1971 alumnus and was named GWU Alumnus of the Year in 1999.

 

J.P. Stevens and Company Scholarship: Established in 1965 by J.P. Stevens and Company. Preference is given to students from Cleveland County.

 

Richard VanLunen Foundation Scholarship: Established in 2005 by the Trustess of the Richard VanLunen Foundation to provide scholarships for worthy/needy, first generation college students.

 

Michael Ray Wagner Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1992 by Rev. and Mrs. Donald Wagner, this scholarship honors the memory of their son Michael Ray Wagner. Michael was killed on September 20, 1984 in Beirut, Lebanon while serving his country. Preference is given to basketball managers, students in the School of Divinity, or students in the School of Nursing.

 

Annie Mae Walker Memorial Scholarship: Funded by a gift from the estate of Annie Mae Walker of the Green Creek community in Polk County, N.C.

 

M. Christopher and Linda F. White Hart County High School Scholarship: Established in 1995 by Dr. and Mrs. M. Christopher White. Dr. White was the tenth president of Gardner-Webb University, having served in that role from 1986-2002. The scholarship is restricted to graduates of Hart County High School, Hartwell, GA.

 

Margaret Young Memorial Scholarship: In 1966 Mr. J.F. Alexander, Mrs. Martha Howe, and Mrs. Kathleen Alexander Carpenter, all of Salisbury, N.C., created the scholarship as a memorial to Margaret Young.

 

Other Financial Need Endowed Scholarships: Barbara Ann Allebrand; C. and O. Arrington; Anissa Bingham Memorial; Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Berry; Martha B. Blackburn; Roger Dale Bridges Memorial; Ronald F. Carpenter; Mary Lide Doggett Memorial; First Baptist Church of Shelby; W.Shirley and Gladys J. Haynie; Nancy Holbrook; Jennie King; Kings Mountain/GWU; Frank and Barbara Mayo; William W. McKinney; Virgil M. Hailey; Minnie Connor Poston Memorial; Thomas P. Pruitt, Sr.; S.S. Royster, Sr. Memorial; George Edward Sweet Memorial; E. Jerome Scott Memorial; Class of 1951; Class of 1972; Class of 1973; Class of 1987; Class of 1988; Class of 1997; Class of 1998; Class of 1999, Class of 2000, Class of 2001.

 

General Purpose Endowed Scholarships

George and Ida Wood Blanton Scholarship: In 1955 George Blanton and Ida Wood Blanton of Shelby, N.C., created a trust fund for the purpose of encouraging and promoting the education of capable and deserving young men and women through the facilities of Gardner-Webb University.

 

Joseph B. Freeman Education Fund: The Joseph B. Freeman, Jr. Education Fund was established in 1991 to provide freshman year scholarships for promising students who do not have the financial resources to attend college. The scholarship is limited to graduates of high schools in Cleveland County. Further, the scholarship is intended for those few extraordinary individuals whose academic ability and motivation are good, but whose personal circumstances prohibit college.

 

Daniel W. and Bettye A. Moore, Jr., Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. Dan Moore, Jr. of Boiling Springs, N.C.

 

Earl W. and Evelyn H. Spangler Practical Leadership Development Scholarship: The fund was established by Earl W. and Evelyn H. Spangler of Shelby, N.C., in 1979 to express a commitment to Christian higher education. The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman with the most clearly demonstrated record of, and with the most predictable potential for general practical leadership.

 

Eloise and Pat Spangler Fund: This fund was established in 1981 by their many friends from across the Southeastern United States as an expression of appreciation for the Spanglers’ years of public service. The fund provides graduate stipends for teaching assistantships.

 

Annual Scholarships

Alpha Epsilon Award: This $500 scholarship is given by the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society that promotes the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. This annual award is given to a female Cleveland County resident enrolled in the teacher education program.

 

BB&T Merit Scholarship: Provides scholarship assistance to a worthy and needy student. Funds are administered through the Independent College Fund of North Carolina.

 

North Carolina Baptist Scholarship: Awarded to selected students who are members of North Carolina Baptist churches cooperating with the NC Baptist State Convention. The funds are awarded and provided by the Convention. A separate online application (hhtps://chegrants.secureshd.com) must be completed prior to May 1.

 

Helen Ann Beam Nursing Scholarship: Established in July 2002 by Helen Beam of Orlando, Florida. Her desire is for this scholarship to assist nursing students from Cleveland, Rutherford and Polk counties in the A.D.N., B.S.N., or M.S.N. programs.

 

Boiling Springs Rotary Club Scholarships: The Boiling Springs Rotary Club raises scholarship funds for graduates of high schools in Cleveland County.

 

Charles and Drew Bridges Health Careers Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Dr. Drew Bridges, class of 1967 and a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame, the scholarship provides support for an athlete who expresses an interest in a career in health services.

 

Broyhill Family Foundation Scholarship: Provides scholarship assistance to a worthy and needy student. Funds are administered through the Independent College Fund of North Carolina.

 

Mary Lou Causby Scholarship: $300 is awarded annually to a rising sophomore nursing student. Preference is given to a former LPN or an older student who demonstrates maturity, dedication, and commitment to the nursing profession.

 

Cleveland Physical Therapy Associates Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1999 by Cleveland Physical Therapy Associates and is awarded to a student studying in the Athletic Training Program.

 

Coca-Cola “First Generation” Scholarship: This scholarship was established by The Coca-Cola Foundation for one student at each of North Carolina’s 36 independent colleges and universities. The student must be full-time and must be the first in his or her immediate family to attend college.

 

Dover Foundation Scholarships: Funds provided by the Dover Foundation of Shelby, N.C., are given to an outstanding graduate of each of the following high schools: Crest, Burns, Shelby, Kings Mountain. Application forms for these competitive freshman year scholarships may be obtained from the high school guidance counselors or Gardner-Webb’s Admissions Office.

 

Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship: Provides scholarship assistance to a worthy and needy student. Funds are administered through the Independent College Fund of North Carolina.

 

First Baptist Church, Shelby, North Carolina Scholarships: Funds are given to deserving students by the First Baptist Church of Shelby, N.C.

 

FOCUS Scholarships: The Fellowship of Christians United in Service, a ministry of the Gardner-Webb University Baptist Student Union, gives four, or more, $200 scholarships each year. One scholarship is awarded to the FOCUS coordinator-elect, and the others are awarded to students nominated by the FOCUS ministry and approved by the Admissions and Financial Planning Committee.

 

Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarship: Provides scholarship assistance to a worthy and needy student. Funds are administered through the Independent College Fund of North Carolina.

 

F. Keith Griggs Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1999, this scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Keith Griggs, who was a professor in the Broyhill School of Management for 34 years.

 

Margaret Wellmon Jarvis and Charles Jarvis Academic Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2000 to benefit students from the Gastonia area, with first preference given to students from Gaston County High School.

 

J. Ray Lutz Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1988 by Petroleum World, Inc. of Cliffside, North Carolina, this $2,000 scholarship is named in memory of J. Ray Lutz of Shelby. It is awarded to an entering freshman from Cleveland, Rutherford, Polk, McDowell, or Burke County.

 

Lilly Hoyle Lutz Memorial Music Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Webb Lutz and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lutz to provide financial assistance to a music major who participates in the Gardner-Webb University Community Orchestra. A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually on Awards Day for the following academic year.

 

McCurry-Deck Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the McCurry-Deck Motor Company in Forest City, N.C.

 

OrthoCarolina Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1999 by Miller Orthopedic Clinic and is awarded to a student studying in the Athletic Training Program.

 

John Gene and Delores Hamrick Turner Scholarship: Established in 2004 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. John Gene Turner, this scholarship provides funds for a deserving female or male basketball player.

 

UPS Scholarship: This scholarship was established in the early 1970s by UPS through the Foundation for Independent Higher Education and is now facilitated through the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities organization.

 

Wachovia Foundation Scholarship: Provides scholarship assistance to a worthy and needy student. Funds are administered through the Independent CollegeFund of North Carolina.