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Scholarships and fellowships benefit School of Education students

Outstanding students at the School of Education benefit from the generosity of individuals, families and foundations who have established graduate and undergraduate fellowships and scholarships in our School. Often named in honor or memory of a donor, teacher, professor or alumna/us, these funds create a legacy of learning and opportunity for our School and students.

The benefits to the students are considerable. “Support from the School of Education’s Joyner Fellowship has enabled me to concentrate more time on my academic pursuits,” said Trip Stallings, a Ph.D. student in Culture, Curriculum and Change. “Given the multidisciplinary nature of my research, such additional time has been priceless.”

“The Carlton Award for Dissertation Research in Educational Leadership has provided the resources I needed to support the data collection process for my dissertation,” said Ed.D. student John Wheeler.

“I have been fortunate to receive the Willie Hall Kennedy Scholarship from the School of Education,” said Portia Newman, a junior majoring in Child Development and Family Studies. “It is named for a lifelong teacher from Winston-Salem. I greatly appreciate the history made by the founders of this scholarship, and it encourages me to follow my dreams of becoming an educator.”

Scholarships and fellowships are crucial in advancing the School of Education’s mission, and the School is continually seeking to expand these resources for students. “We need many more competitive, need-based and minority opportunity scholarships in education, at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels,” said Wendy Gratz Borman, assistant dean for external relations. “Such support is essential to our ability to attract superior students to our School and to the field of education. It also is crucial to our ability to retain strong faculty, effectively seeding the academic community with highly motivated and able students who will become leaders in their field.”  

If you would like to know more about establishing a named fund or contributing to an existing one, please contact Assistant Dean Borman at wendy_borman@unc.edu or (919) 843-4536.

Recipients of the School’s fellowships and scholarships for the current academic year are listed below.

Undergraduate Students

Brandi Frederickson, Middle Grades Education major: Carole Mathews Peeler Scholarship  

Tiffany Harrelson, Elementary Education major: Frank Comfort Scholarship

Carla Heppert, Child Development and Family Studies major: Carole and Sam Roebuck Scholarship

Jennifer Knox, Elementary Education major: Robert Wendell Eaves, Sr. Scholarship

Ekaterina Kotik, Middle Grades Education major: Carole and Sam Roebuck Scholarship

Portia Newman, Child Development and Family Studies major: Willie Hall Kennedy Scholarship

Kaitlyn Pierce, Elementary Education major: Dean E. Smith Scholarship

Joshua Rudisill, Middle Grades Education major: Robert Wendell Eaves, Sr. Scholarship

Avery Simmons, Elementary Education major: V. Mayo and Norma Melvin Bundy Scholarship

Holly Travis, Elementary Education major: Robert Wendell Eaves, Sr. Scholarship

Graduate Students

Kelsey Augst, M.Ed. student in School Counseling (graduated May 2008): W.D. Perry Award

LeeMarie Ayers, Ph.D. student in School Psychology: Carole and Sam Roebuck Scholarship

Warnele Renee Carmon, Ed.D. student in Educational Leadership: William Self Award

Amy Charpentier, Ph.D. student in Education─Culture, Curriculum and Change: Carol and William Malloy Travel Award

Cary Gillenwater, Ph.D. student in Education─Culture, Curriculum and Change: Carol and William Malloy Travel Award

Evelyn Gordon, Ph.D. student in Education—Culture, Curriculum and Change: Susan Friel Graduate Student Stipend for Mathematics Education

Caroline Hewitt, M.Ed. student in School Psychology: Charles Templeton Scholarship

Kim Markworth, Ph.D. student in Education—Culture, Curriculum and Change: Susan Friel Graduate Student Stipend for Mathematics Education

Alisa McLean, Ed.D. student in Educational Leadership: Virginia Carter Gobbel Fellowship

Kristal Moore, Ph.D. student in Education─Culture, Curriculum and Change: Carol and William Malloy Travel Award

Scott Morrison, Ph.D. student in Education─Culture, Curriculum and Change: Carol and William Malloy Travel Award

Kathleen Nichols, Ph.D. student in Education—Culture, Curriculum and Change: Ira J. and Esther L. Gordon Fellowship

Eric Richter, M.A.T. student with emphasis in History: Alan Coningsby Moore Scholarship

Beverly Schieman, Ph.D. student in Education—Culture, Curriculum and Change:  Vinnie Ireland Fellowship

Wakako Sogo, Ph.D. student in School Psychology: Carol and William Malloy Travel Award

Trip Stallings, Ph.D. student in Education—Culture, Curriculum and Change: James Yadkin Joyner Fellowship in Educational Policy

John Wheeler, Ed.D. student in Educational Leadership: Patrick W. and Janet R. Carlton Award for Dissertation Research in Educational Leadership