Ben Chavis, Grandmother Lela Locklear-Chavis, and Great-Great Grandfather John Archie Locklear/ Friends of the Library Endowed Scholarship
The Donor’s intent is to establish an award in honor of Ben Chavis, his grandmother, Lela Locklear-Chavis, great-great grand-father John Archie Locklear and ancestors, for their outstanding service and contribution to provide educational opportunities for young people. This award is established to affirm and promote their belief in the enduring value of education and in the importance of applying oneself in order to achieve success. This endowed scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to perform at an optimal level of excellence and to provide financial support as they pursue their field of study. The Donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many possibilities that come with a strong educational foundation.Candidates qualified for this scholarship shall major in math or a science related field of study, pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The Donor prefers that financial need is demonstrated; however, the Friends of the Library may use its discretion to determine the recipient which is most deserving. One award will be made annually.