Hedgpeth Family Endowed Scholarship
The Donor is creating the Wendy M. Hedgpeth Scholarship in order to help students in financial need to overcome barriers and to reach their full potential. Part of the criteria is that the recipient be pursuing a degree in Computer Science because the donor is passionate about technology and believes the country needs more technology focused talent. The donor further requires that the student be involved in community service, as outlined below, and maintain a 2.5 GPA. The donor feels that, to be more appreciative of what one receives; one must work to earn it. The recipients of the Wendy M. Hedgpeth Scholarship shall be undergraduate students, juniors or seniors, of either full or part-time status, majoring in Computer Science and maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA. The recipient shall be required to provide proof of community service – 20 hours per semester minimum – related to their field of study. First preference shall be given to a candidate from a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe. Recipients shall be natives of Robeson County with demonstrated financial need. The award is renewable as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria.