Esther G. Maynor Study Abroad Scholarship

Part of the Maynor Gift has been set aside to support study abroad opportunities. These scholarships are open to any UNCP student in good standing, though preference will be given to members of the Maynor Honors College. The scholarships are designed to offset expenses associated with formal study abroad opportunities. The program abroad must result in college credit transferable to UNCP, and students must have a demonstrated financial need. Awards are typically valued at approximately $1000, depending upon the number of awards and available funds.

Born and raised in Robeson County, Esther Graham Maynor was the daughter of Duncan and Dovie Lowry Graham. She married Therod “Horse” Maynor. During WWII, Therod Maynor and Floyd Pike became friends and eventually business partners with Pike Electric in Mount Airy, NC. Pike Electric is the largest electrical contractor in the southeast. Therod passed away in 1967 and Mrs. Maynor stayed in Mount Airy. Upon Mrs. Maynor’s death, she left in her will that her Trust Estate, minus some specific distributions that she listed, be given to the Trustees of UNC Pembroke for the purpose of establishing the Esther G. Maynor Scholarship.

Supplemental Questions
  1. 1. To be considered for a Maynor Study Abroad Scholarship, submit the completed application by the deadlines date. Additional or late applications may be considered as funds are available. 2. Only applicants who are deternined to have financial need will be eligible for the Maynor Study Abroad Scholarship. Please consult with the Office of Financial Aid to determine if you will have financial need (based on the anticipated program cost and other variables) before applying. 3. Complete applications contain: • Application form (download, complete and upload within Brave ASSIST) • Program Cost Form (to be submitted to the Study Abroad Coordinator and the Office of Financial Aid) • Two recommendation forms (submitted by recommender to the Honors College via campus mail or Please enter today's date as confirmation that you have read these scholarship requirements.
  2. Please download a copy of the Esther G. Maynor Study Abroad Application, complete it, and upload it within Brave ASSIST. Be sure to download the Esther G. Maynor Study Abroad Recommendation Form and submit to your instructors for recommendations. Also, be sure to download the Study Abroad Program Cost Form and submit to the Study Abroad Coordinator and the Office of Financial Aid.