Purnell Swett Endowed Teaching Scholarship

This award was established by the Robeson County Indian Education Parent Committee in honor of Purnell Swett. Mr. Swett was the Robeson County School Superintendent from 1977 to 1989. An annual cash award will be given to each of two outstanding members of a state or federally recognized American Indian tribe completing teacher education certification requirements. The recipients must make a two year commitment to teach in the Public Schools of Robeson County.