John J. Brooks, Lela Brooks and Steve Brooks Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established in memory of John J. Brooks by the Brooks family. John J. Brooks was a Native American alumnus of the institution and a teacher in the local public schools for many years. The family wishes to honor their deceased mother, Lela Brooks, and brother, Steve Brooks, by adding their names to the existing scholarship.The recipient shall be a Native American graduate of the Public Schools of Robeson County who shows academic promise, who has demonstrated need for financial assistance in attending college, who intends to study and pursue a career in education with the Public Schools of Robeson County, and who by virtue of birth, affiliation, or experiences is genuinely committed to encouraging the study, understanding, and preservation of Native American history, tradition, and culture. Recipient must maintain the university minimum standards of 2.5 GPA and be a full-time undergraduate student. The award shall occur in the fall and is renewable