James Knox Brayboy Memorial Scholarship

The Donor wishes to honor the memory of Mr. James Knox Braboy by establishing a scholarship that will recognize his dedication to the teaching profession and to acknowledge his lifelong passion for educating under-served children. Mr. Braboy received his two-year diploma from the Indian Normal School (now UNCP) in 1928 and returned in 1958 to receive his four-year degree in Education. In 1970 he was named South Carolina’s Teacher of the Year and one of the top three teachers in the nation. After his death in 1976, Mr. Braboy was described as being “a just and kind man,” serving his people faithfully, and walking humbly with God. His main purpose in life was to see that the Indian children at Leland Grove School (Dillon, South Carolina) got the best education that he could provide them with the limited resources available to him. Candidate for award of this scholarship shall be a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe and a legal resident of Robeson County in the junior or senior year of study seeking a degree in Education at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Candidate may be a part-time or full-time undergraduate, but must maintain the University’s minimum GPA standard and be of demonstrated financial need. The award is renewable.