Scholarships for Graduate Students

Godbold College of Business Board of Advisors Scholarship

The Godbold College of Business Board of Advisors Scholarship is an $1,000 award that is given once a year to a student in one of the Godbold College of Business graduate programs. This scholarship is given by the Board of Advisors who give their time and energy to support students in finding their greatest successes. Application Deadline: March 15

The Dr. Charles B. Tichenor Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Charles B. Tichenor Endowed Scholarship Fund was initiated by a cash gift from the Estate of Dr. Charles B. Tichenor. The scholarship reflects Dr. Tichenor’ s commitment to the Graduate College of Business of Gardner-Webb University. This scholarship is a $1,000 award that is given once a year to a student in the Graduate College of Business programs. Application Deadline: March 15

The Mr. Tom Bell Scholarship Award

The Mr. Tom Bell Scholarship Award is an $1,000 award that is given once a year to a student in the Graduate College of Business. Bell has been an instrumental ambassador of Gardner-Webb University and the Godbold College of Business. The scholarship supports students who will continue the traditions of excellence and integrity. Application Deadline: March 15

Sport Management Scholarship

The Sport Management Scholarship Partnership is a unite scholarship for students in the Master of Sport Management program.  This scholarship is a partnership between Gardner-Webb University (GWU) and different Sport Organizations.  This is a two-year scholarship program in which the student interns for a Sport Organization while completing the Master of sport Management (MSPM) program at GWU.  The courses are offered online, one course every 8-weeks for 2 years.  The Sport Organization will fund both tuition and a stipend for textbooks and materials.  Student must be enrolled in the MSPM program and follow a track to complete the program in 2 years.  Student must remain in good academic standing and meet satisfactory internship requirements as state din the internship agreement. 

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

The John and Linda Godbold Scholarship

The John and Linda Godbold Scholarship is an award given once a year to an undergraduate student who has declared a business major.  It is a $5,000 one-time award given by Mr. and Mrs. John Godbold.  Mr. Godbold has served as an advisor and trusted friend to the Godbold College of Business. Application Deadline: March 15

The Rocky Mankins and Scott van der Poel Accounting Scholarship

The Rocky Mankins and Scott van der Poel Accounting Scholarship is an annual $5,000 award to be given to an undergraduate accounting major enrolled full time and having completed ACCT 313 (Intermediate Accounting I) and ACCT 314 (Intermediate II). The scholarship is established in memory of Rocky and in honor of Scott, by the van der Poel family.

Rocky Mankins is the late husband of GWU accounting professor, Sandy Mankins. Having graduated with his undergraduate accounting degree from Concord University, his Master of Accountancy degree from West Virginia University, and earning his CPA license, Rocky devoted 33 years of his life to the accounting profession. He served in both public and corporate accounting positions. He was always passionate about his profession and the development of new professionals through education. Thus, he was enthusiastic and supportive regarding his wife’s position as an accounting educator. He loved accounting and he loved Gardner-Webb University.

Scott is a 2016 graduate from the undergraduate accounting program and a 2018 graduate from the Master of Accountancy program, both at GWU. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he was also a member of the GWU baseball team. He served as a Tax Intern from June 2015 to August 2015 with McGladrey LLP, and again from May 2016 to August 2016 with the same firm, restructured under the name RSM US LLP. He currently serves in a permanent position as Senior Tax Associate with RSM US LLP in Charlotte, NC. As both an undergraduate and graduate student at GWU, Scott exemplified leadership and persistence. Scott is a great example of why The Godbold College of Business is proud of the students they graduate from their programs. Application Deadline: March 15

F. Keith Griggs Scholarship

Application for the F. Keith Griggs Memorial Scholarship 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.  The recipient will receive a scholarship of $1,000 for use in the recipient’s final year of study at Gardner-Webb University.  This scholarship is provided by the family of F. Keith Griggs.

About 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. Application Deadline: March 15