Curt & Catherine Locklear Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is established by family and friends to commemorate the memory and legacy of the late Curt Locklear’s distinguished military service record and dedication as a father, husband, and successful American Indian business leader. His life contributions helped to advance and develop economic, educational, social, and political opportunities for Lumbee Indians in Robeson County and beyond. Further, this gift is given in honor of Catherine Locklear, a devoted wife, mother, and business partner whose selfless acts of service helped to improve the quality of life for her family and community. The scholarship is meant to inspire the recipient to understand that life’s fulfillment and happiness may be enriched by the measure of what one invests and gives back to others. The award shall promote the importance of a strong educational foundation as a means of pursuing a meaningful career, in the quest to serve all humanity. Candidates for this scholarship shall: major in Business while pursuing an undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke; maintain a 3.0 GPA; be a sophomore, junior or senior; and, demonstrate financial need. Recipients shall be enrolled in a State of North Carolina- or federally-recognized tribe. Recipients must have residential status from one of the following counties: Robeson, Cumberland, Scotland, or Hoke. The award will be made annually as long as funds are available.