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Endowed Scholarships

Sudie P. Adams Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established in August 1994 by Mrs. Sudie P. Adams of the Bethany area in Rockingham County. It was Mrs. Adams’ belief in education and the need for properly trained health-care providers that led her to establish the scholarship which is awarded to second-year nursing students with a 3.0 GPA who demonstrate a commitment to the health care profession. Preference will be given to students with financial need.

The Ben R. and Lemma M. Apple Scholarship

This scholarship was established in October 2003 through a gift from the Ben R. and Lemma M. Apple Foundation which was created by Mrs. Apple of Madison, NC, prior to her death in 1990. This scholarship was designed to promote the values of education among residents in this area and to encourage students from lower to middle income backgrounds to excel academically and work toward realizing their full potential. Apple scholarships are awarded to students between the ages of 16 and 21 who are current residents of western Rockingham or eastern Stokes County and have lived there for one year or longer. Recipients, who can be enrolled in any program of study leading to a degree of diploma, must demonstrate financial need and never have been convicted of a felony. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if a 2.75 GPA is maintained.

Patricia Lufty Apple Scholarship

This scholarship was established in July 2000 by Mrs. Patricia Lufty Apple of Reidsville, NC. Mrs. Apple created this scholarship to assist students interested in helping others through medicine. It is awarded to students who reside in Rockingham County or adjacent counties who desire to study for a degree in Nursing or any other medical field. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA and their scholastic merit as well as their financial need will be considered, and the scholarship is renewable for a second year if a 3.0 GPA is maintained.

W.B. “Dud” Apple, Jr. Scholarship

The W.B. “Dud” Apple, Jr. Scholarship was created in December 1998 by Mr. Apple of Reidsville, NC. As a father, Mr. Apple experienced the positive impact that education had on the lives of his four children and wanted to endow a scholarship to honor each of them and to remember their mother, Dorothy Wilson Apple. Apple Scholarship recipients will have a 2.75 GPA; be enrolled in an allied health program; be residents of Rockingham County; and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is available to traditional and non-traditional students and is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Atkins-Pryor Scholarship

Eden residents, Mark and Brenda Pryor Atkins established this scholarship, which became fully endowed in December 2009, as a tribute to their parents, Dr. Samuel and Elizabeth Atkins and Leonard and Catherine Pryor, who they say provided love, inspiration and motivation for their children. Their parents were great proponents of learning and impressed upon them the need for education. As a teacher in Rockingham County schools, Mrs. Atkins was acutely aware of the personal and financial price exacted from young people who did not choose to stay in school. Mr. and Mrs. Atkins hope this scholarship will help students experience success through education. Recipients of the Atkins-Pryor Scholarship will be residents of Rockingham County who are enrolled full-time in any RCC program of study leading to a degree or diploma. Atkins-Pryor Scholars will have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to high school seniors, but non-traditional students may receive the scholarship.

BB&T Community Scholarship

As a part of a merger agreement with Mutual Saving Bank, BB&T established a community trust grant program to benefit area non-profit organizations. Endowing a scholarship at Rockingham Community College in 1999 with a portion of these funds was a way of fulfilling the corporation’s mission to make the communities served by the bank more successful and ultimately better places to live. Recipients must be residents of Rockingham County; have a 2.75 GPA; and be enrolled in any course of study leading to a degree or diploma. Scholastic merit and financial need will both be considered for the award. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Marion “Mike’’ Bagwell Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by family and friends of Marion “Mike’’ Bagwell in December 1994 to recognize his professional contributions to an area industry, Isometrics. The purpose of this scholarship, which was endowed in March of 1995, is to assist vocational students in attaining the specialized training their work requires. Scholarships will be awarded annually to students enrolled in the Machining Technology, Welding Technology or Industrial Systems Technology programs. Recipients must have a 2.75 GPA and preference will be given to students planning to reside and work in Rockingham County.

Welsford Farrell Bishopric Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Welsford Farrell Bishopric, who was elected the first chairman of the Board of Trustees of Rockingham Community College and served in that capacity for 23 consecutive years. The recipient must demonstrate financial need, enroll in a post-secondary degree or diploma program, and maintain a “C+’’ average. Preference will be given to Spray Cotton Mills employees or their children and Rockingham County residents.

Raymond W. Bratton Memorial Scholarship

Raymond Bratton’s wife, Mary, and sons, Randy and William, established this scholarship in his memory in December of 1998. Mr. Bratton was a longtime resident of Reidsville, NC who valued education and admired the work RCC was doing in the county. Recipients of this scholarship will be enrolled in the college transfer program with a 2.75 GPA and preference will be given to those planning to major in pharmacy or education. Students must demonstrate financial need and the scholarship is renewable if a 3.0 GPA is maintained.

Richard Glenn Carter Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was begun in May 1991 by members of the Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department in Rockingham County. A gift from Richard’s parents, Norman and Donna Carter of Stoneville, endowed the fund. The scholarship will be awarded to students in a vocational or technical program with preference being given to students in the nursing program and to those who have served their communities in some emergency service capacity. Recipients must demonstrate financial need, be residents of Rockingham County and maintain a 2.75 GPA.

Cate Scholarship

The Redford Cate family of Reidsville, N.C. established this scholarship. Recipients must be twenty-five years of age or older and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must be a resident of Rockingham County enrolled in a two-year program and preference will be given to applicants who attend First Baptist Church on Main Street in Reidsville. This scholarship is renewable for a second year if the recipient maintains a “B’’ average.

Citty Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established at RCC in November 2005 by family members of Alma and Russell G. Citty, R. Price Citty, and Robert B. Citty Sr., of Reidsville, NC. It was established in memory of two parents and two sons to honor their lives and legacy by giving back to the community which has been such a strong support to them throughout their years as operators of Citty Funeral Home in Reidsville. Recipients of this scholarship will be full time students; residents of Rockingham, Guilford, Caswell or Alamance Counties; be in good academic standing and be enrolled in a program of study leading to an associate degree with preference given to those in science programs. Financial need will be considered, and the scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Fred B. Coates Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Fred B. Coates, a veterinarian in Reidsville. First priority will be given to a Rockingham County student who is enrolled in the College Transfer Program pursuing a career in veterinary medicine or a related field. Second priority will be given to a Rockingham County student enrolled in the College Transfer Program aspiring to become a medical doctor or nurse. Preference will be given to any student recommended by the Reidsville Veterinary Hospital. Recipients will automatically receive a second-year scholarship if a “B’’ average is maintained.

Connolly Family Memorial Scholarship

The Connolly Family Memorial Scholarship was established in June 1991 by the children of Thomas and Margaret Connolly and siblings of Monica Connolly of Madison. This scholarship is awarded to a second-year associate degree nursing student in the top 25 percent of their class who is not receiving government tuition assistance.

Raymond H. Cure Scholarship

This scholarship was established in October 2003 by friends and former students of Mr. Raymond H. Cure of Madison, NC in recognition of his many contributions as a coach, teacher, administrator and friend. Cure Scholars will be selected from graduating seniors attending Dalton L. McMichael High School who are enrolled full time in any area of study in the college transfer program, have a 2.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Merle Adams Dabbs Business Scholarship

The Merle Adams Dabbs Business Scholarship was established in December 1990 by a family member in memory of Mrs. Dabbs who owned and operated Dabbs Florist in Reidsville. The scholarship will be awarded to traditional students graduating from a Rockingham County high school on the basis of service, dedication, and participation in school and community activities. Recipients must (1) graduate in the top 25 percent of their senior class; (2) plan to major in a business curriculum; and (3) demonstrate a true desire to better themselves through education. If two candidates are equally qualified, financial need will be considered. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the recipient maintains a 3.0 average.

Dickerson-Blankenship Scholarship

The Dickerson-Blankenship Scholarship was established in February 1991 in memory of James Wesley “Buddy” Dickerson, Thelma Davis Dickerson, Cecil Norman Blankenship and Syble Allison Blankenship and in honor of their families. Scholarships will be awarded to students with a 2.0 GPA who have been active in school, church, and/or community service organizations. Students may be enrolled in any program of study and demonstrate a desire to better themselves through education. The scholarship is renewable if the required GPA is maintained.

Duncan P. Dixon, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Duncan Dixon was a mathematics instructor at Rockingham Community College when the college opened in 1966 and taught here for eleven years. Friends and fellow faculty members established this scholarship in July of 1998 in memory of the contributions to the college and the teaching profession that Duncan made. Recipients of the award must have a 2.75 GPA, be from any geographical area and enrolled in any program leading to a degree or diploma. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Ida Hauser Duncan Scholarship

Dr. Dorothy M. Haith of Perry, Georgia and formerly of Reidsville, NC, established this scholarship in 2011 to honor Mrs. Duncan who was a teacher of social studies and business at Reidsville’s Washington High School from 1938 to 1958. Mrs. Duncan took a deep interest in teaching her students more than academics. As a student who benefitted from Mrs. Duncan’s mentoring and encouragement and as an enthusiastic believer in higher education herself, Dr. Haith established this scholarship to express appreciation for the positive influence Mrs. Duncan had on her life and many others. Recipients of the scholarship will be seniors graduating from Reidsville Senior High School who are enrolled full-time in any RCC program of study leading to a degree or diploma. Duncan Scholars will demonstrate good character, a sincere desire for education and financial need. Recipients must have a minimum 2.25 grade point average and show academic promise for completing their course of study at RCC. This scholarship is renewable for up to two additional years of study if the recipient continues to make the required academic progress.

Emily Rothrock Durban Scholarship

This scholarship was established in October 2004 by family members of Mrs. Durban a resident of Reidsville, NC. The scholarship was established in celebration of her 85th birthday to recognize her lifelong commitment to education and to helping students. Emily’s family hopes that her legacy of caring and encouragement will continue through this scholarship. Durban scholarships will be awarded to non-traditional aged students enrolled in any area of study who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year.

Alice and John Dyer Scholarship

The children of Alice and John Dyer established this scholarship in 1998 to express love and admiration for their parents who were life-long residents of Eden, NC. The establishment of this scholarship is meant to show appreciation for their mother’s and father’s continual love, guidance, tenderness, dedication, and patience. Recipients will be full-time students; residents of Rockingham County; have a minimum GPA of 2.75; and be enrolled in a technical or vocational curriculum. Financial need will be considered in awarding this scholarship that is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Eden Business Scholarship

The Eden Business Scholarship was established in 1996 by local businesses to assist and encourage Morehead High School graduates in their pursuit of business careers by providing financial support associated with the cost of attending Rockingham Community College. This scholarship will be awarded to Morehead High School graduates (both traditional and non-traditional) who are full-time students in the college transfer program for the business curriculum. The recipient must have achieved at least a 2.75 Morehead High School GPA, have demonstrated a true desire to better themselves through education and have been a well-rounded student who participated in school and community activities. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the student maintains a 3.0 RCC GPA.

Martha Jacobs Eula Endowed Scholarship

The Martha Jacobs Eula Endowed Scholarship was established in November 1989 through a bequest made by Mrs. Eula. It was Mrs. Eula’s dedication to education and her experience in RCC art classes that prompted her to include this scholarship in her will. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student studying in the arts field. There are no geographical restrictions on residency and financial need is a consideration for making this award.

Harry M. Fitz Scholarship

Mr. Ted Haapala of Eden, NC, created this scholarship in memory of his father-in-law, Harry M. Fitz. Mr Fitz served as the Assistant Superintendent of Property at the University of New Hampshire from 1947 to 1969. He achieved this position without the benefit of a college education. It was Mr. Fitz’s support and encouragement that led Mr Haapala to complete his own college degree as a non-traditional student. Mr. Haapala’s appreciation of his father’s-in-law encouragement led him to establish this scholarship in his memory. Scholars will be non-traditional students enrolled in information technology programs. Recipients must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, be enrolled full-time, and demonstrate financial need,.

Fitz-Haapala Scholarship

This scholarship was established in March 2004 by Theodore E. and Gloria F. Haapala of Eden, NC in memory of their parents Eino and Aili Haapala and Harry and Della Fitz, who valued education and training beyond high school. Recipients will be non-traditional age students enrolled full time in allied health programs, child care provider programs, or the machinist program. They must have a GPA of 2.8, and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is renewable for additional years, if the required GPA is maintained.

The Kempson Ellington and Thelma Heggie Freeman Memorial Scholarship

The Kempson Ellington and Thelma Heggie Freeman Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 through a bequest from the Freemans’ estate. As residents of Rockingham County, the Freemans knew the value of Rockingham Community College and its ability to provide students with a quality education. Scholarships will be made to residents of Rockingham County who desire to better themselves through education. Students must have a 2.5 GPA to qualify for a scholarship and scholarships are renewable for additional years if the required average is maintained.

Jerry L. Frye Scholarship

An intense interest in and dedication to education led Faye Frye and her sons, Matt and Chris of Stoneville to endow a scholarship in her husband’s and their father’s name. Recipients of this scholarship will be high school seniors from the Stoneville attendance area of the Rockingham County School system. Scholars may be enrolled in any area of study and financial need will be considered if two or more students are equally qualified. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the student maintains a 2.75 GPA.

Futch Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 by Nat and Peggy Futch of Stokesdale. Through their volunteer activities the couple became acutely aware of the county’s need for quality child care and of RCC’s excellent early childhood education program. Futch Family Scholars will have a minimum 2.75 GPA, demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in the early childhood education program. Preference will be given to Rockingham County residents and the scholarship is renewable for additional years of study if satisfactory academic progress is made.

Garrett Endowed Scholarship

The Garrett Scholarship was begun by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Garrett, III in March 1991. This scholarship will be awarded to a Reidsville High School student who graduates in the top third of their class. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the recipient maintains a “B’’ average.

Gillie Memorial Scholarship

The Gillie Memorial Scholarship was begun in December 1989 in memory of Garland Kemp Gillie, Sr., as a tribute to his willingness to help others whenever possible and in memory of Garland Kemp Gillie, Jr., in recognition of his interest in education and his respect for academics. This scholarship will be awarded to students from Rockingham, Stokes, or Caswell Counties on the basis of service, dedication, and participation in school and community activities. Recipients should (1) graduate in the top 25 percent of their high school class, (2) plan to major in the liberal arts, and (3) demonstrate a true desire to better themselves through education. If two or more applicants appear to be equally qualified, financial need of the applicant will be the determining factor.

Sergeant Carter Lee Graves Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in October 1994 by retired Command Sergeant Major Perry G. Graves, Sr. of Reidsville, NC, in memory of his brother, Carter, who was a young soldier killed in action in the Vietnam conflict in 1969. It was Carter’s deep belief in the value of education, freedom and equal justice that led his brother to establish this scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students residing in Rockingham County with preference to residents of Reidsville and African-American students. Eligible students must have a 2.75 GPA and be enrolled in any program of study leading to a degree, diploma or certificate, and is renewable for a second year of the students maintains a 2.75 GPA.

Gray-Truslow Scholarship

The Gray-Truslow Scholarship was begun in November 1989 to honor Caroline (Tine) Gray Truslow’s parents, the late Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Price Gray of Winston-Salem, NC, and to acknowledge the advantages she and her husband, Dr. Roy E. Truslow, have been fortunate enough to enjoy and want to share with others. The only requirement the recipient must meet is to have a desire to better himself through education. This scholarship does not have any geographical restrictions, scholastic requirements, or designated field of study. The award may be made to either a first- or second-year student at RCC.

Margaret E. Griffin Scholarship

Margaret Griffin taught speech communications and English at RCC for thirty years as a professor in the Humanities Department. She created this scholarship in December 2007 to honor the many special students she taught during her career here. Griffin Scholars must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Recipients may be full- or part-time students and preference will be given to students planning to major in speech communication or English.

Eino J. Haapala Scholarhsip

This scholarship was established by Mr. Theodore Haapala of Eden in memory of his father, Eino, who was a certified public accountant and the first in his family to attain formal education beyond high school. As the beneficiary of a quality education, Mr. Haapala acquired the knowledge and expertise to become a partner in a CPA firm and then later to own his own firm. Haapala Scholars will be non-traditional age students enrolled in information technology programs. They must have a 2.8 GPA, be enrolled full-time and demonstrate financial need.

The Haapala Family Scholarship

The Haapala Family Scholarship was established in February 2012 by Theodore E. Haapala of Eden, NC and the Gloria F. Haapala Family Trust. The Haapala family created this scholarship to assist good students who may encounter unexpected difficulties that might prevent them from continuing their education without some assistance. Scholarship recipients will be students in good academic standing, enrolled in any program leading to a degree or diploma who have encountered unexpected financial hardships that might jeopardize the completion of their program. Haapala Family Scholars must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. Recipients will be selected during the fall semester for a spring semester award. This scholarship is available for one semester and is not renewable.

Gloria F. Haapala Scholarship

This scholarship was established in January 2007 by Theodore E. Haapala of Eden, NC and his children, Mark and Mary-Ellen. It is in memory of Gloria Fitz Haapala, a former educator, teacher and literacy tutor who believed in the value of education and continuing one’s education beyond high school. Gloria F. Haapala Scholars will be non-traditional age students enrolled in education or allied health programs. Recipients must have a 2.8 GPA, be enrolled full time and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is renewable for additional years of study if a recipient maintains the required GPA and is making satisfactory academic progress.

Dorothy M. Haith Scholarship

Dorothy Haith was a native of Reidsville, NC and a graduate of Reidsville’s Washington High School. She went on to earn her doctorate in information services. As an enthusiastic believer in higher education and in appreciation for the quality education she received in Reidsville City Schools, Dr. Haith established this scholarship to help make a difference in the lives of students in her hometown through education. Scholarship recipients will be seniors graduating from Reidsville High School who are enrolled full-time in any RCC program of study leading to a degree or diploma. Haith Scholars will demonstrate a potential for success in higher education but are not necessarily at the top academic levels that would qualify them for merit awards. Recipients will demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is renewable for up to two additional years of study if the recipient continues to meet the scholarship’s requirements.

Hance Second Chance Scholarship

The children of Laconla “Toby” Hance and their spouses established this scholarship to honor the memory of a man who believed in the value of and the need for education. This scholarship is designed to assist those who need a “second chance” to get the education required to improve their lives. Hance Scholars will be residents of Rockingham County who are returning to school after a time away from education. Recipients may be enrolled in any area of study leading to a degree, diploma or certificate. They may be enrolled either full- or part-time and must demonstrate financial need. There is no minimum GPA required to qualify for this scholarship, but recipients must maintain a 2.5 or better GPA after their first semester of study.

Robert A. Harris Scholarship

This scholarship was established in December 1997 by friends of Robert Harris of Eden to recognize his many contributions to Rockingham Community College as a trustee and member of the RCC Foundation Board of Directors. Recipients will be residents of Rockingham County studying in any area leading to a degree or diploma. Harris Scholars will be high school seniors who have a 2.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if this GPA is maintained.

Maude C. Heffner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established through a bequest made by Ms. Heffner and may be awarded to students enrolled in any program leading to a degree or diploma. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and maintain a “C’’ average. This scholarship is renewable if a “C’’ average is maintained.

Dorothy and Jesse Helms Scholarship

The Marion Bagwell family of Reidsville, NC created this scholarship to honor Senator Jesse Helms and his wife Dorothy. Senator Helms began his career in newspaper journalism before entering the radio and television broadcasting fields. He then entered politics and represented North Carolina in the United States Senate from 1972 to 2002 and served as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Agriculture Committee. This scholarship will be awarded to full-time students in the college transfer program with a 3.0 GPA who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism.

Hickman-Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

The Stoneville, North Carolina Rotary Club established the Hickman-Mitchell Scholarship in June 1998 in memory of Powell Hickman and Elizabeth Mitchell, residents of Stoneville who were killed by the tornado that struck the area on March 20, 1998. Club members felt that by creating a scholarship in memory of the retired farmer and young schoolteacher that something good could come out of the tragedy. Recipients of the scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA and be from the Stoneville attendance zone in the Rockingham County School system. Scholars may be enrolled in any area of study that leads to a degree or diploma and the award is renewable for a second year if the GPA is maintained.

The Betty P. and William G. Holland Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Betty Holland of Reidsville, NC and became endowed in June 2010. As an employee of Rockingham Community College for over 36 years, Mrs. Holland had an opportunity to see first-hand what access to education beyond high school could do for students. During their forty-two years of marriage, Betty and her husband, Bill, quietly helped many people with funds for various needs. As an expression of her high regard for education and her confidence in RCC to provide students with a quality experience, Mrs. Holland established this scholarship as a way to continue her and her late husband's care and concern for others. Holland Scholarships will be awarded to students who graduate from a Rockingham County high school; demonstrate financial need; have a 3.0 grade point average; and are enrolled in an allied health program.

Home Builders Association of Rockingham County Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1988 by the Rockingham County Chapter of the Home Builders Association and is awarded to a Rockingham County resident who is a high school graduate and has maintained a “C’’ average. Preference will be given to students in vocational programs related to the building industry. Recipients must demonstrate financial need.

Patty Hoskins Memorial Education Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed in August 1994 by Mr. and Mrs. James R. Walker of Eden, NC. Mrs. Walker established the scholarship in memory of her daughter, Patty who was an outgoing young woman who loved people, animals of all kinds and life in general. Recipients of this scholarship will be college transfer students majoring in education with the intent to teach with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Financial need will be considered.

Mary Sue Hutcherson Memorial Scholarship

The Mary Sue Hutcherson Memorial Scholarship was established in 1999 by her niece, Mrs. Ethylanne H. Burch of Reidsville. Mrs. Hutcherson was a loving and talented nurse whose career at Reidsville’s Annie Penn Hospital spanned over 30 years. Hutcherson Scholars must have a 2.75 GPA and be enrolled in an allied health program. Scholastic merit and financial need will be considered and the scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Dee and Gerald B. James Scholarship

Named for Rockingham Community College’s founding President and his wife, this scholarship provides funds for students interested in bettering themselves through education. The scholarship is awarded to residents of Rockingham County on the basis of scholastic achievement. Students may be enrolled in any area of study and financial need is not a requirement.

Virginia Jett Scholarship

This scholarship is given by the First Presbyterian Church of Reidsville in memory of Virginia Jett, who was a lifelong resident of Reidsville. The annual scholarship(s) will be awarded to a student(s) from Rockingham County.

Anne Simpson Jones Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Anne Simpson Jones by her son, Robert Jones. Mrs. Jones was an active participant of several fine arts activities and the scholarship is available to a resident of Rockingham County who plans to enroll in the Fine Arts Associate Degree Program.

Elizabeth S. “Sears” Jones Memorial Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established in October 2000 by gifts from friends and her son, John Paul Jones, VI of Ruffin, NC. Elizabeth “Sears” Jones loved nursing. The scholarship honors her commitment to the nursing profession and the professional and caring way she carried out her duties. Jones Scholarships will be awarded to second-year students in the Associate Degree nursing program with a proven commitment to the nursing profession, a 3.0 GPA and who demonstrate financial need.

Gena Leigh Joyce Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was given by the parents of Gena Leigh Joyce. Gena was a high school senior at the time of her death who planned to attend Rockingham Community College the next fall. The recipient of this scholarship must be a resident of Rockingham County, in the top 10 percent of their graduating high school class, enrolled in the College Transfer program and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is renewable for a second year if a “B’’ average is maintained.

Joseph Hardin and Hettie Shaffer Joyce Scholarship

Mr. Joyce was a farmer in Stoneville and his wife was a homemaker. Their son, Hardin Sylvester Joyce of Thomasville, established this scholarship in November 2010 in their loving memory and as a way to help make education accessible to everyone. Joyce Scholars will be residents of Rockingham County who are enrolled in any RCC program leading to a degree or diploma. Recipients must have a 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required grade point average is maintained.

Robert C. Keys Leadership Scholarship

This fund was established in November 2010 by colleagues and friends of Dr. Robert C. Keys upon his retirement as the third president of Rockingham Community College. Throughout his career, Dr. Keys emphasized student development and training outside the classroom as well as classroom preparation. Through this scholarship, Dr. Keys hopes to encourage, recognize and reward students who have chosen to make a positive difference on the campus and in the community through sharing their leadership skills and talents. Recipients will be full-time students who, generally, have graduated from high school within the last five years and have completed a minimum of 24 hours of coursework at RCC. In addition to being good students in the classroom, Keys Scholars will be actively involved in college life outside of the classroom. This merit-based award will recognize hard work and campus involvement with no requirements of financial need. Preference will be given to residents of Rockingham County. The award is for one year of study and recipients may be enrolled in any area of study leading to an associate degree.

E. Lee and Vivian P. Kimbro Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kimbro, who were natives and longtime residents of Reidsville, established this scholarship in 1999 to assist deserving students with a financial need in furthering their education beyond high school. Recipients must be residents of Rockingham County; have a minimum 2.5 GPA; be enrolled in a vocational program; and demonstrate a willingness to better themselves through education. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Edna Price King Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Edna Price King by her husband, Elwood King, and her sons. This scholarship will be awarded to a Reidsville resident or a Rockingham County resident who plans to enroll in the Nursing Program at Rockingham Community College. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need.

Emily Patterson Kinlaw Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Emily Patterson Kinlaw who was the daughter of John Kinlaw and Susan Thompson. The recipient must be a Rockingham County resident and a graduate of Rockingham County Senior High School or Reidsville Senior High School. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and have a “B’’ average. This scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a “B’’ average.

Frank and Marion Lane Scholarship

The Lanes valued education and training for life’s work and continual self-improvement. Mrs. Lane established this scholarship in December 2005 to honor her late husband’s dedication to the community and to give back to her hometown of Reidsville. Lane Scholars will be residents of Rockingham County for two or more years; enrolled in any program of study leading to a degreee or diploma; have a minimum 2.5 GPA; and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable for additional years of study if satisfactory academic progress is made and the required GPA is maintained.

Leaksville High School Class of 1952 Scholarship

Alumni of the Leaksville High School Class of 1952 established this scholarship at their 45th class reunion in December of 1997. The class chose to create this scholarship to assist and encourage Morehead High School graduates who are full-time students in RCC’s college transfer program. Recipients must have a 2.75 Morehead High School GPA, have demonstrated a desire to better themselves through education and have been a well-rounded student who participated in school and community activities. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the student maintains a 3.0 average.

H. Maud G. Lemons and Wade W. Lemons Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a bequest made by the late Maud G. Lemons. Annual scholarships will be awarded to students graduating from McMichael High School in western Rockingham County. Maud Lemons served as a school teacher for 46 years, the majority of which was spent in the Madison-Mayodan city school system.

C.P. “Casey’’ Lewis, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

In October 1997, Mrs. Margaret Seaks Lewis of Reidsville established this scholarship in honor of her husband, Dr. C.P. “Casey’’ Lewis, Jr. She created this scholarship to recognize his high regard for education and to honor his service as a physician to their community. Students with a 2.75 GPA who are enrolled in any program of study leading to a degree or diploma are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients will demonstrate financial need and the scholarship is renewable if a 2.75 GPA is maintained.

Dr. Robert Long Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Robert Long Scholarship was begun in December 1989 by family friends to honor Long on his 60th birthday. Dr. Long joined the staff of RCC in 1968. He served the college in various capacities including Vice President for Instruction from 1980 until his retirement in 1983. This scholarship will be awarded to a student studying Office Systems Technology. The recipient must be a citizen of Rockingham County and preference will be given to students from the Mayfield Community. Financial need is a consideration but not a requirement. The recipient must maintain a “C+’’ average to continue receiving the scholarship.

John D. Love Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established in February 1994 by Mrs. Dorothy Love of Reidsville in memory of her husband, John, and in honor of her family. Recipients must be students in the business technology area with plans to attain an associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution to major in business. Students must be a resident of Rockingham County and have a 3.0 GPA. Financial need will be considered.

Rachel Creech Lufty Scholarship

Mrs. Lufty established this scholarship in October 1994 to honor the memory of her parents, J. Rufus and Rachel Jones Creech of Johnston County, NC. It was her parents’ deep belief in the value of education, their commitment to ensuring that young people had access to education and their concern for the general welfare of all citizens that led Mrs. Lufty to create this scholarship. Recipients must be permanent residents of Rockingham County and be between the ages of 17 and 20 years of age when applying for the scholarship. Lufty scholars must have a 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in any area of study leading to a degree or diploma and demonstrate financial need.

Elizabeth H. and Joseph G. Maddrey Scholarship

The Elizabeth H. and Joseph G. Maddrey Scholarship was established in December 2011 by Elizabeth and Joseph Maddrey of Eden, NC. Mr. Maddrey, a practicing attorney in Eden, and Mrs. Maddrey, a former educator and civic volunteer, both value the importance of an education. This scholarship will be awarded to seniors graduating from Morehead High School who are enrolled full-time in an RCC program of study leading to an Associate Degree. Maddrey Scholars will demonstrate good character, and a sincere desire for education. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and show academic promise for completing their course of study at RCC. The award is renewable for one additional year of study.

Michael W. Mansfield Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. William T. Mansfield established this scholarship in honor of their son Michael, an alumnus of RCC, and in appreciation for the quality education that he received here. This scholarship reflects Michael’s interest and accomplishments in the computer field. Michael Mansfield scholars will be enrolled in the Computer Information Technology program or in a vocational field related to manufacturing. Recipients must have a 2.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Partial scholarships are available to students enrolled less than full-time.

Steven G. Mansfield Scholarship

The Steven G. Mansfield Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. William Mansfield, in honor of their son Steven, an alumnus of RCC, and in appreciation for the quality education he received here. Steven’s interest and accomplishments in the engineering field and his wife Tara’s involvement in early childhood education are reflected in this scholarship. Recipients of the Steven Mansfield scholarships will be enrolled in the college transfer program, with a preference for those majoring in engineering fields or the early childhood education program. Recipients must have a 2.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Partial scholarships will be available to students enrolled less than full-time.

Gail P. Martin Scholarship

The Marion “Mike” Bagwell family established the Gail P. Martin Scholarship in honor of Mrs. Martin who served as Mr. Bagwell’s assistant at Isometrics, Inc. from 1965 until Mr. Bagwell’s death in 1993. The family wanted to honor Mrs. Martin’s professional and personal commitment to her work and to express appreciation for her loyalty as an Isometric employee. Martin scholars will be residents of Rockingham County who are enrolled in an associate degree or college transfer program. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA and preference will be given to students with financial need and/or have family members employed by Isometrics, Inc. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Howard R. McMichael Athletic Scholarship

This scholarship was established at RCC in August 2000 by friends and family members in memory of Howard who was a devoted sports fan and athlete himself. A lifelong resident of Reidsville, NC Howard had a zest for life that was evident to all. One of his greatest loves was collegiate athletics and this scholarship was created to assist student athletes in their quest for an education. Student athletes at RCC may be enrolled in any qualified program of study and demonstrate a commitment to both the classroom and their sport, and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Darlene Meacher Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in May 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Meacher of Reidsville and was created as a tribute to Ray’s daughter, Darlene, who died at the age of seven of complications from Hurlers Syndrome. As an affirmation of their respect for education, the Meachers established this scholarship on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary. Recipients of the scholarship will be enrolled in the Associate of Science Program with plans to transfer to a senior institution. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the GPA is maintained.

Elizabeth “Beth’’ Webster Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Residents of Rockingham County along with family and friends of “Beth’’ Mitchell established this scholarship in May 1998 in her memory after she lost her life in the tornado that struck Stoneville on March 20, 1998. This scholarship recognizes Beth’s inspirational spirit which she shared with all around her including her students and fellow teachers at Stoneville Elementary School where she had taught for two years. Recipients of the award will be studying in the humanities area with preference being given to students from western Rockingham County or those planning working in some aspect of education. Students must have a 2.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the minimum GPA is maintained.

J. Hilton Monsees Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Monsees served in World War II as a flight chief on B-24 bomber planes and upon returning to civilian life he served for 42 years as a member of the Reidsville Fire Department, with 25 of those years as chief. He founded the Combat Airmen of WWII and this scholarship was created in November 2005 to honor the life of a man committed to serving others. Monsees Scholars will be residents of Rockingham County; maintain a 3.0 GPA; be a descendant of either a United States military veteran or a member of a fire department in Rockingham County. Scholars will demonstrate financial need and the scholarship is renewable if academic requirements are met.

Bernice Penn Moore Endowed Scholarship

The Bernice Penn Moore Endowed Scholarship was established by Mrs. Moore to promote the value and access to education for residents of Rockingham County. Recipients must be a resident of Rockingham County with preference being given to residents of Reidsville. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if a “B’’ average is maintained.

Walter H. and Marilyn M. Moore Scholarship

Walter “Bullet” Moore was a beloved dentist in Reidsville and Marilyn is an active homemaker. As committed community members, the Moores were involved with many civic organizations and causes. Mrs. Moore established this scholarship in March 2007 as a way to give back to her community and help others reap the benefits of education. Moore Scholars will be Reidsville residents who are enrolled full-time in any program of study leading to a degree or diploma; demonstrate financial need; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarships are renewable for additional years of study if academic requirements are met.

Morehead Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Allied Health Scholarship and Loan Fund

The Morehead Memorial Hospital Auxiliary established this scholarship in August 2006 to help fund the education of students who would become the excellently trained, skilled health care professionals that are central to Morehead’s goal of providing the best patient care possible. These scholarships will be awarded to Rockingham County residents enrolled full-time in a qualified allied health program with a minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need. The scholarships are renewable for additional years of study if academic requirements are met. Recipients will agree to work at Morehead Memorial Hospital for a minimum of one year following graduation. The scholarship reverts to a loan to be repaid if certain criteria are not met. See the director of Financial Aid for additional details.

Jack Howard Murphy Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 from the estate of Jack Howard Murphy. It is to be awarded to students in financial need who maintain above-average grades and are pursuing a degree in medical care.

William Worth Murphy Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1969 by Dr. and Mrs. Roy Truslow of Reidsville to honor Mrs. Truslow’s stepfather. This scholarship is awarded to a Rockingham County resident planning a career in nursing or a related medical field. Students must demonstrate a financial need and maintain a “C’’ average.

Margaret J. Murray and Martha E. Murray Scholarship

The children of Clay and Margaret Murray established this scholarship in memory of their mother and of their sister, Martha Murray in March 2007. Margaret Murray, a career English teacher, taught classes at RCC in her retirement and Martha received an associate degree in horticulture technology and later taught classes in RCC’s horticulture program. Both women valued the role of the college in the community. Murray scholars will be majoring in English, teaching, creative writing or horticulture and have 3.0 GPA. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and may be enrolled either full- or part-time. Scholarships are renewable if satisfactory progress is being made.

Thomas Graves Nelson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was begun in March 1993 by William Nelson, III and his wife, Anne, in memory of Will’s brother Tommy. The Nelsons established this scholarship as a tribute to Tommy and as an expression of the Nelson family’s commitment to higher education, to Rockingham County and to RCC. Qualified recipients of the scholarship will be graduates of a Rockingham County high school who plan to study in the college transfer curriculum and transfer to a senior institution to complete a four-year degree. Recipients must have a 2.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to graduates of Morehead High School in Eden.

The Dollibelle Gregory Newnam Memorial Scholarship

The Dollibelle Gregory Newnam Memorial Scholarship was established by her sister, Mrs. Franklin Oakley of Reidsville. The scholarship will be awarded to students from Rockingham County in their second year of study in the business technologies area who are intent upon completing their associate degree at RCC.

Nolen-Snodderly Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was given by Don and Lorene Snodderly of Stoneville. The recipient of this scholarship must be a resident of Rockingham County and preference will be given to graduates of Morehead High School in Eden, NC and McMichael High School in Western Rockingham County. The recipient must be enrolled in either the Associate Degree Nursing program or Horticulture Technology and must maintain a “B’’ average after the first semester of enrollment. This scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the student maintains a “B’’ average.

John A. Overby Memorial Scholarship

A special project commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Short Sugar’s Drive-In in Reidsville, NC established the John A. Overby Memorial Scholarship. Johnnie Overby was one of the original owners of Short Sugar’s and was involved with the youth of Rockingham County all his life. This scholarship was established to honor and continue Overby’s interest in the young people of this county. Recipients will be enrolled for a minimum of six (6) credit hours in any of area of study leading to a degree or diploma. Scholars must have a 2.75 GPA and be well-rounded students participating in school and community activities. Preference will be given to employees of Short Sugar’s or their children. Financial need will be considered and the scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

N. Jerry and Mary Owens Scholarship

The N. Jerry and Mary Owens Scholarship was established in 1996 by the trustees of Rockingham Community College, RCC faculty and staff, the RCC Foundation and area citizens to honor Dr. Owens’ retirement as the second president of Rockingham Community College. This scholarship will be awarded to residents of Rockingham County enrolled in any course of study leading to a degree or diploma. Recipients must have a 2.5 GPA or better and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Veronica Estelle Pittman Memorial Scholarship

As a 2007 graduate of RCC’s Respiratory Therapy program, Veronica Pittman was appreciative of the training she received and loved her new profession. She found working in the emergency department particularly rewarding. Veronica was committed to helping others, whether through kind acts like tutoring fellow students or the comfort she was able to offer her patients. Pittman Memorial Scholars will be second-year, non-traditional students who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students in the Respiratory Therapy program and to students who have volunteered time providing health care services. Pittman Scholars do not have to have a minimum GPA to qualify for the scholarship, but must maintain a 2.75 GPA to retain it.

Charles Benton Pratt, Sr., and Clara Jones Pratt Scholarship

This scholarship was established in March 2006 through a bequest from the estate of Marguerite Pratt Chapman of Madison, NC who valued education and training for one’s life work. Her wish was that recipients benefit from the opportunities made available through educational achievement. Pratt Scholars will be either full- or part-time -students enrolled in any program of study leading to a degree or diploma who demonstrate academic ability and financial need. The scholarship is renewable for additional years of study if the recipient is making satisfactory academic progress.

C. Garland Rakestraw Scholarship

The C. Garland Rakestraw Scholarship was established in February 2012 with a gift from Garland Rakestraw of Stoneville, NC. Through his service on the RCC Foundation board of directors and the College’s board of trustees, Rakestraw saw firsthand the positive impact that RCC had on individual students and the county as a whole. As a businessman, Rakestraw wanted to give something back to the communities that helped make his business a success. Scholarship recipients must have a 2.5 grade point average and be residents of Rockingham or Stokes County. They may be enrolled in any area of study leading to a degree or diploma. Rakestraw Scholars must demonstrate financial need and a desire to better themselves through education. This scholarship is open to full-and part-time students. Awards to part-time students will be made on a pro rated basis. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required gpa is maintained.

Garland and Ann Rakestraw Scholarship

This scholarship was established in July 2002 with a gift from Garland and Ann Rakestraw of Stoneville, NC. Through his service on the RCC Foundation board of directors and the college’s board of trustees, Garland saw firsthand the positive impact that RCC had on individual students and the county as a whole. The Rakestraws wanted to do something to make the education available to anyone who wanted additional training. Recipients must have a 2.75 GPA and be residents of Rockingham or Stokes County, be enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree, diploma or certificate, and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Gladys Leon Rakestraw Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in June 1994 by Miss Rakestraw’s sisters, Marie Rakestraw Irving and Helen Rakestraw Tuttle, both of Stoneville, NC. This scholarship is intended to recognize Miss Rakestraw’s commitment to teaching as evidenced by her thirty years as a second grade teacher and her desire to make education accessible to all who wanted to learn. Recipients must reside in Rockingham County, have a 2.85 GPA, demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in any area of study at RCC.

William Alexander Rankin and William Alexander Rankin Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Mrs. Lucy Rankin in 1972 to memorialize her husband, William Alexander Rankin and her son, William Alexander Rankin, Jr. Preference will be given to graduates of Rockingham County Senior High School. Applicants may be enrolled in any program at RCC and must demonstrate financial need.

Obaid U. Rehman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in March 2001 by his brother and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Najeeb Rehman of Reidsville, NC. Dr. Obaid Rehman was a bright young hematologist and oncologist practicing in Michigan when he convinced his younger brother, Najeeb, to come to the United States from their native Pakistan, to study medicine. Obaid was a mentor and inspiration to his younger brother. Recipients of this scholarship should have a 2.75 GPA and be enrolled in any area of study, with preference given to allied health. Preference should also be given to graduates from a Rockingham County public high school. Scholars must demonstrate financial need and a desire to better themselves through education. This scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Reidsville High School Class of 1958 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by class members on the occasion of their 40th Class Reunion on October 3, 1998. Class members began this fund to memorialize classmates who were no longer with them while creating a vehicle to help others wishing to pursue education beyond high school. This scholarship will be awarded to residents of Rockingham County with members of the Reidsville High School Class of 1958 and their descendents receiving preference. Recipients will have a 2.75 GPA and be enrolled in any program of study leading to a degree or diploma. The scholarship is based on merit and need and is renewable for a second year if the GPA is maintained.

Sheila Clifton Rhodes Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship

This scholarship was established in April 2001 by Leota and George Deaton of Stoneville, NC. Sheila Rhodes graduated from RCC in 1995 with an associate degree in fine arts and went on to receive her bachelor degree in fine arts from UNCG in 1997. She was a loving mother, devoted minister’s wife and talented artist who fought a courageous battle with cancer. The Rhodes Scholarship will be awarded to students studying in the fine arts with a desire to pursue a career in art. Recipients must have a 2.75 GPA, with a preference given to high school seniors with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Franklin Whitaker Ricks Memorial Scholarship

Franklin Ricks was a businessman from Eden but his interests were not limited to the business/retail world. He was interested in journalism and creative writing. His personal writing composed during his illness inspired others dealing with cancer to continue their fight against the disease. Ricks Scholarship will be awarded to students interested in journalism or creative writing. Recipients may be enrolled either full- or part-time in the college transfer program, demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 2.75 GPA.

C. P. and Ruby Robertson Scholarship

The C. P. and Ruby Robertson Scholarship was established by Mrs. Ruby Robertson in memory of her husband to perpetuate his high regard for education. Recipients will have a “C+’’ average; demonstrate financial need; be enrolled in any area of study leading to a degree, certificate or diploma; and have a true desire to better themselves through education. The award is renewable for a second year if the student maintains a 2.5 average. Preference will be given to students from western Rockingham and eastern Stokes counties.

Norwood E. Robinson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in July 2002 with a gift from his wife, Edna A. Robinson of Reidsville, NC. Mrs. Robinson created this scholarship in her husband’s memory to acknowledge his high regard for education and to honor his many contributions to improving the quality of life in Reidsville. Robinson Scholars must have a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled in any area of study leading to a degree or diploma. Scholars must demonstrate financial need and a desire to better themselves through education. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Rockingham County Retired School Personnel Scholarship

Members of the Rockingham County Retired School Personnel group began awarding scholarships to students in 1978. Funded by various fund raising events and contributions from the organization’s members, the scholarship was awarded to graduating seniors from the county’s high schools to attend the college of their choice. In 2007 the group decided to endow their scholarship with the RCC Foundation to serve as a lasting memorial to its members. Recipients of the RCRSP Scholarship will be current seniors in a Rockingham County high school; have a minimum GPA of 3.0; be enrolled full-time in the college transfer program with plans for entering the field of education; and demonstrate financial need.

Hubert W. Safriet Scholarship

Friends and family members of Mr. Hubert W. Safriet of Reidsville, NC established this scholarship in December 1998. It was created in honor of Mr. Safreit to recognize his many contributions to the Reidsville community, Rockingham County, the banking profession and his church. Mr. Safriet was a man with a history of helping others and through the legacy of this scholarship, will continue his caring tradition. Safriet Scholars will be selected from graduating seniors from Reidsville Senior High School who are enrolled in any area of study leading to a degree or diploma, with a 2.0 GPA and have demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Alexander Powell Sands Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Alexander Powell Sands and is awarded to a resident of Rockingham County. Recipients must have financial need and preference is given to students enrolled in the College Transfer Program and planning to major in an agricultural-related field at a four-year institution. Recipients are eligible for a second-year scholarship if a “B’’ average is maintained.

Thomas R. “Sonny’’ Schoolfield, IV Memorial Scholarship

The Sonny Schoolfield Memorial Scholarship was begun in May of 1990 by friends of the Schoolfield family in memory of Sonny Schoolfield who died in a boating accident at the end of his junior year in college. This scholarship will be awarded to a North Carolina resident studying in a technical field. Preference will be given to Burlington Industries employees or their family members. Recipients should demonstrate a strong sense of responsibility and a desire to better themselves through education. If two candidates are equally qualified, then financial need will be considered. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the recipient maintains a “B’’ average.

Melody Harris Shropshire Memorial Scholarship

The Melody Harris Shropshire Memorial Scholarship was established in October of 1990 by her husband, Randy, as a tribute to a wonderful wife and mother who was dedicated to teaching and loving children. Students from Rockingham County, NC and Henry County, VA who are planning to enter the teaching profession are eligible. Recipients maintaining a “B’’ average will be eligible to receive the award for a second year.

Edith A. Small Scholarship

Miss Small was a teacher who established this scholarship through a bequest from her estate in July 1994. She chose to create this scholarship at RCC because she believed in education and this institution’s ability to provide students with an education of outstanding quality. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and a desire to better themselves through education. Students must have a 2.0 GPA and priority shall be given to students preparing to enter the nursing or teaching professions.

Sudie V. Small Scholarship

The Sudie V. Small Scholarship was established in 1996 by a bequest from Miss Small’s estate. Miss Small, a lifetime resident of the Reidsville area chose to establish the scholarship at Rockingham Community College because she believed in education and the College’s ability to provide a quality education. Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate a financial need and a desire to better themselves through education. Scholarships are renewable for a second year if recipients maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Alice Carraway Smith Education Scholarship

As a former teacher, Alice Smith knew of the need for effective and inspiring teachers in the classroom. Inspired herself by the agreement between RCC and Greensboro College to offer education majors the opportunity to complete their four-year degree on the RCC campus, she established this scholarship which will be awarded to full- or part-time students enrolled in the college transfer program who plan to major in education. If a recipient enters the Greensboro College education program offered at RCC, the scholarship will be available to them for an additional two years of study provided other scholarship requirements including financial need, a 3.0 GPA and a commitment to community involvement are met.

John Smith, Jr. Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by Mr. John Smith, Jr. in July 2005, to promote educational opportunities for citizens of the United States of America who have resided in Rockingham County for four years before being awarded the scholarship. The scholarship is awarded based on merit, work ethic and experience working in a hospital of nursing home as an LPN, sitter or similar employment capacity. A recipient must be enrolled in RCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program, maintain an acceptable GPA for continuing enrollment in the ADN program and remain in the College as a full time student until the college’s requirements for the degree are completed. The recipient must also agree to work in Rockingham County at a hospital or nursing facility for two years after graduation.

Steve Edward Smith Scholarship

This scholarship was established in September 2005 by Mr. Steve Smith of Reidsville, NC. Through his gift, Mr. Smith is hopeful that more students might have

Steve Edward Smith Scholarship

This scholarship was established in September 2005 by Mr. Steve Smith of Reidsville, NC. Through his gift, Mr. Smith is hopeful that more students might have the opportunity to experience personal and professional success through education. Smith Scholarship recipients must have a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in an allied health program. Preference will be given to students in the associate degree nursing program. Recipients must be residents of Rockingham County who are enrolled full time and demonstrate financial need. Scholarships are renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Sarah Watt Stokes Memorial Scholarship

The Sarah Watt Stokes Memorial Scholarship was established by her family in January 1991. Eligible recipients are students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Technology Program. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a “C+’’ average.

William C. Stokes Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of William C. Stokes, who was one of the original trustees at Rockingham Community College. Recipients must be a resident of Rockingham County and demonstrate financial need. This award is renewable if a “B’’ average is maintained. Recipients may be enrolled in any program leading toward a certificate, diploma or degree.

Tommy Styer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in July 2001 by Tommy Styer’s parents, Ray and Sara Styer of Reidsville, NC. Tommy was eleven years old when he died as a result of a farming accident. Tommy’s parents established this scholarship in his memory to encourage capable students to continue their education. Scholarship recipients must be North Carolina residents studying in a health related field. Preference will be give to students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program and special consideration will be afforded non-traditional students. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and maintain a 2.75 GPA to receive the scholarship the second year. Styer scholars must demonstrate financial need and a desire to better themselves through education.

Clarence Tatum Endowed Scholarship

The Clarence Tatum Endowed Scholarship was established in 1991. Recipients of this scholarship must demonstrate financial need, satisfactory academic progress and may be enrolled in any curriculum program. Preference is given to Western Rockingham County residents.

James Oscar and Margaret H. Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Louise Thomas Hornaday of Snow Camp, NC established the James Oscar and Margaret H. Thomas Memorial Scholarship in honor of her parents. Mr. Thomas was an executive with Fieldcrest Mills in Eden and civic leader. Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker and mother to eight children. Mrs. Hornaday created this scholarship in recognition of her parents’ passion for education and their commitment to making it accessible to everyone. Thomas Scholarship recipients will be residents of Rockingham County who are enrolled in any program leading to a degree or diploma. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

The Jimmy and Susan Thompson Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed by James and Susan Thompson of Reidsville in April 2012. The Thompsons have a high regard for education and hope students will use this scholarship opportunity to create a better life for themselves and their families. The Thompson Scholarship is available to students enrolled in any program of study working toward a degree, diploma, or certificate who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is available to full- and part-time students on a pro rata basis as well as traditional and non-traditional students. Thompson Scholarships are renewable for up to two years for students who maintain a “B” average.

Susan McCoy Thompson Scholarship

James L. Thompson of Reidsville, NC created this scholarship to honor his wife, Susan, who is an instructor in Rockingham Community College’s Business Technologies Department. As committed supporters of RCC, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson want to assist the college in making the best educational opportunities available to any who choose to further their education. Thompson Scholars will be residents of Rockingham County and may be enrolled full or part time in Computer Information Technology, Office Systems Technology or Business Administration. The scholarship is renewable for subsequent semesters if the recipient completes all courses in which they were enrolled at the ten percent point of the semester with a passing grade, and maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Elton and Plum Trent Scholarship

The Elton and Plum Trent Scholarship was established by the Trents who have committed themselves to bettering the community of Reidsville where they work and live. Mr. Trent wanted to give back to the community that made his success in the construction business possible. Trent Scholars must be residents of Rockingham County and be enrolled in any program leading to a degree or diploma. They will be selected their senior year in high school, have a 2.75 GPA, demonstrate financial need and be involved in some form of volunteer work. This scholarship is renewable for a second year if the GPA is maintained.

Sadie A. and Grover C. Truslow Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Roy Truslow of Reidsville in 1966 in memory of Sadie A. and Grover C. Truslow and their family. The scholarship will be awarded to a Rockingham County resident planning to enter the nursing or other medically related field. The recipient will have a “C’’ average or better and demonstrate financial need.

Scott M. Varner Scholarship

This scholarship was established in March 1992 by Scott’s family and friends to affirm his strong belief in education and to acknowledge his deep concern that everyone have access to an education that could lead to their self-fulfillment. The scholarship will be awarded to residents of Rockingham County enrolled in the college transfer program. Preference will be given to volunteer fire fighters in the county or their children who have a letter of recommendation from their area fire chief. Secondary consideration will be given to employees or dependents of employees of the police departments, sheriff’s department, emergency medical services or rescue squads who have a letter of recommendation from the appropriate department head. Financial need will be considered and the award is renewable for a second year if a 2.75 GPA is maintained.

Ellen Watkins Scholarship and Emergency Grant Fund

RCC alumna, Ellen Hinson Watkins, endowed this unique combination scholarship and grant fund in May 2001. Ms. Hinson’s belief that a person’s life is enhanced by education and her desire to assist students in achieving their educational goals led her to create this scholarship and emergency grant fund. Hinson scholars will be enrolled in the college transfer program or a two-year associate degree program in the liberal arts area. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and maintain this average to renew the scholarship for a second or third year if necessary. If two or more applicants are equally qualified, financial need will be considered.

Dorothy Gillie Waynick Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Waynick’s son, William Waynick in August 1994. He endowed this scholarship to honor his mother’s long-time commitment to education and her wish to help students who had a true desire to help themselves through education. Scholarship recipients will be residents of Rockingham County who plan to enter the nursing or teaching professions. Students must have a 2.75 GPA. Financial need will be considered.

Robert S. Waynick, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in January of 1994 by Mrs. Dorothy Waynick of Reidsville in memory of her son, Robert. Recipients of the scholarship must be residents of Rockingham County who are enrolled in the college transfer program. Preference will be given to students majoring in history. Recipients must maintain a 2.75 GPA and financial need will be considered if two or more applicants are equally qualified.

Virginia D. Waynick Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in November 2002 by Virginia Waynick’s husband, James F. Waynick of Reidsville, NC. Both Virginia and James considered Rockingham Community College to be a valuable asset to the community and both enjoyed taking courses at the college, she in art and he in electrical technology. Mr. Waynick established this scholarship to honor the memory of his wife and to give deserving students an opportunity to benefit from all that RCC has to offer. Waynick scholarship recipients will have a minimum 2.5 GPA and may be enrolled in any area of study leading to a degree or diploma. They must demonstrate financial need and a desire to better themselves through education. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Wilkins~Van Ness~Felts Memorial Scholarhsip

Edward V. Wilkins, DDS, James Henry Van Ness IV, and William Edward Felts, Jr. were not natives of Reidsville, but all became active, dedicated citizens in their adopted hometown. In addition to being involved and concerned community leaders, these friends were generous men who quietly and without fanfare found ways to help people in need. The wives of these benevolent gentlemen established this scholarship as a way to continue their husbands’ legacy of giving and sharing. Scholarship recipients will be residents of Rockingham County with preference given to students from Reidsville. Scholars may be either full- or part-time students enrolled in any area of study leading to a degree or diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Scholars must demonstrate financial need and preference will be given to non-traditional age students. This scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years of study provided the recipient makes satisfactory academic progress.

Ralph R. and Mary Williams Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in August 1988. Mr. and Mrs. Williams, both lifelong residents of Rockingham County, had a high regard for Rockingham Community College and the assistance it provided area students in helping them achieve their academic goals. Scholarship recipients must have a 2.75 GPA and may be enrolled in any area of study at RCC leading to an associate degree. Williams Scholars must demonstrate financial need and a desire to better themselves through education. The scholarship is renewable for a second year, and may be transferred to any accredited senior institution of the recipient’s choice if the required GPA is maintained.

Ruby Malinda Williams Memorial Scholarship

The Ruby Malinda Williams Memorial Scholarship was established in April 1992 by Rear Admiral and Mrs. Winford Barrow to recognize Miss Williams’ years of service as a natural science teacher at Reidsville High School from 1934 to 1945. The Barrows created this scholarship in appreciation for Miss Williams’ talents in teaching, counseling and nurturing her students to reach their full potential in academics and good citizenship. This scholarship will be awarded to a senior from Reidsville High School who graduates in the top twenty-five percent (25%) of their class or has a 3.25 average, whichever is higher. Preference will be given to students planning on majoring in the natural sciences or teaching.

Raymond “Winky’’ Willis Memorial Scholarship

The Raymond “Winky’’ Willis Memorial Scholarship was established in 1994 by the Youth for Truth organization and its supporters in Mayodan and Madison, NC to recognize the many contributions that Willis made to the youth in the these communities. This scholarship will be awarded to students residing in western Rockingham County who are studying in any area leading to a degree, diploma or certificate. Students must have a 2.0 GPA to qualify for the scholarship and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if a 2.0 GPA is maintained.

Warren and Louise Wilson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in September 1994 by the Wilsons’ sons, Bruce and Stephen, in memory of their devotion and commitment to church, family and community and their strength in the face of adversity. Recipients will have a C+ or higher GPA, demonstrate financial need, be enrolled in any area of study leading to a degree, diploma or certificate and have a true desire to better themselves through education. Preference will be given to students from Rockingham County and especially Eden, NC.

Annie Wootton Scholarship

This scholarship, which was established by a bequest from the late Miss Annie Wooton, a teacher and former counselor with the Reidsville City Schools, will be awarded to students enrolled in any RCC degree or diploma program. Recipients must have a “B” average with preference given to graduates of Reidsville Senior High School.

Annie Wootton Memorial Scholarship

The Annie Wootton Memorial Scholarship was established in April 2006 through the transfer of a trust established by the estate of Annie Wootton of Reidsville, NC. Miss Wootton, who taught most of her years at Reidsville Senior High School, wanted to instill in her students an appreciation and desire for education. Wootton Scholars must be graduates of Reidsville Senior High School and may be either full- or part-time students at RCC enrolled in any program of study leading to a degree or diploma. This scholarship, which “should not be restricted to student applicants with top grades, but shall be broad enough to include students with average grades,” is renewable for additional years of study if satisfactory academic progress is made.

Elmer A. Wrenn Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of the first business manager at RCC, this scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a business administration major or other major in a closely related field.

J. M. Wright, Jr. Scholarship

Co-workers and friends of Mr. Wright established this scholarship to honor him upon his retirement as president of the Rockingham County Farm Bureau. They wanted to pay tribute and show appreciation for Wright’s 42 years of loyalty, dedication and commitment to quality service. Recipients of this scholarship will demonstrate financial need and may be enroll either full or part-time in any program leading to a degree or diploma with preference given to those planning to major in an agricultural field.