Oscar and Margie Chavis Memorial Scholarship

The Donor, a proud graduate of UNCP in 1947 and retired school teacher, has taught children who were academically capable of attending college but who could not attend due to their financial circumstances. Having been a teacher, she knows the value and importance of education as part of one’s future. The Donor is proud to know that this scholarship will help countless students realize their dream of a post-secondary degree and is honored to establish this scholarship in memory of her parents who sacrificed in order that she and her siblings could obtain a college degree. The recipients of the Oscar and Margie Chavis Endowed Memorial Scholarship shall be residents of North Carolina who are of demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to a member of a state- or federally-recognized American Indian tribe. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be full-time undergraduate students in the sophomore, junior, or senior year of study. The award will occur half in the fall and half in the spring and is renewable as long as funds are available. There is no restriction of major or field of study.