Lewis and Louise Austin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given in memory of the Donor’s parents who valued a college education and who possessed uncompromising encouragement and support for not only their own children but others who were seeking an education. The Donor established this scholarship to give back or “pay it back” to those who encouraged and supported him during his educational journey. The education he received at Pembroke State University, due to his parents’ determination, allows him today to give this scholarship in their memory. He challenges the students who receive this scholarship to remember those people who were instrumental in their quest for an education and urges them to return the support and encouragement that helped them obtain their education at UNC Pembroke by supporting a student in the future as his parents did and as he does in their memory. First choice for recipients of the Lewis M. and Louise P. Austin Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be residents of Marlboro County, South Carolina. There is no residency restriction, however, if no recipients can be identified from this area. There is no restriction of major, GPA, or year of study and the recipient may be of graduate or undergraduate status. The recipient shall be of demonstrated financial need and the award is renewable if funds are available.