John Foy McMillan Memorial Scholarship

The Donor wishes to honor the memory of her younger brother by establishing this scholarship. John, whose life was tragically taken in an automobile accident on Valentine’s Day 2009, was a man of strong moral character. Raised by his mother and three siblings, John possessed a strong work ethic. After the military, he worked to put himself through college, graduated with a bachelor’s degree from UNCP, became an employee of the University and later earned a Master’s degree. John had a humble spirit, never speaking a harmful word to anyone, and went out of his way to help a colleague. He was polite, sincere, honest, positive and a proud UNCP employee. As Director of New Student and Family Orientation at UNCP John helped new students transition into university life by assisting with student placement testing, advising, registration and orientation. John loved his dogs. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 501 and First Baptist Church in Red Springs. Through this scholarship, John’s legacy will continue to live within us and throughout the halls of UNCP; and, numerous students will receive funding that will help them obtain their dream of a college degree. The recipient of the John Foy McMillan Endowed Memorial Scholarship shall be a lifelong resident of Robeson County, of part-time status, and maintaining a 3.0 GPA. There is no restriction of major or year of study. The recipient shall have been raised in a one-parent household and be of demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable as long as funds are available.