Endowments



Duane Cyrus and Hero Complexities

“‘Hero Complexities’ explores what it is to be a Black man, in all his strengths and vulnerabilities, during a unique moment in time…I hope this spring performance opens new opportunities for dialogue and engagement.”

Associate Professor of Dance Duane Cyrus, recipient of a Faculty First Summer Excellence Award


Taylor Roberson

“This scholarship allows me to focus on two major areas: psychology and the exploration of Black lives across the world…As a therapist, I hope to improve the mental and physical well-being of people of color through counseling.”

Taylor Roberson, recipient of the Elizabeth Whitney “Whitty” Ransome Endowed Scholarship in African American and African Diaspora Studies


Nu Rho Alpha Kappa Alpha and The Pearls of Promise – Nu Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship

“AKA has always been for trailblazers. We’re the nation’s first Black sorority, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to serving others…We hope UNCG’s sororities and fraternities look at our accomplishment and think, ‘Let’s set the bar higher.’”

Nu Rho Alpha Kappa Alpha, establishers of The Pearls of Promise – Nu Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship


Les Nichols

“During these times especially, help with college is in great demand, and my goal is to one day pay it forward and provide a scholarship of my own to help someone like I have been helped.”

Les Nichols, recipient of the Brenda Welling Rechtine Scholarship


Bevin Strickland

“Nursing is the ultimate act of service, not only for patients but also for the community. Nurses must be ready and able to care for a variety of patients, and UNCG has equipped me to do that.”

Bevin Strickland, recipient of the John Joseph Rall, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Nursing


Zach Matthews ’17

“I met Mrs. Safran… Learning about her work as a critical care nurse and the business she started for cardiac event training really inspired me. I can’t thank her enough for her generosity and support while I was at UNCG.”

Zach Matthews ’17, recipient of the Susan Morris Safran Merit Scholarship in Nursing


‘American heroes’: Ernest Grant helps honor nurses in Oval Office

National Nurses Day took center-stage in a 2020 White House ceremony. UNC Greensboro alumnus Ernest Grant, president of the American Nurses Association, was invited as special honoree and to help applaud the nation’s nurses. 

Ernest Grant ’93 MS, ’15 PhD, established the Ernest J. Grant Endowed Scholarship in Nursing


Kellie Thomas

“Being at UNCG has been the most rewarding experience of my life…Not only have I gained valuable knowledge in the classroom, but I’ve also learned about my own strengths and challenges, and that I have the capacity to do a lot more than I would have imagined.”

Kellie Thomas, recipient of the William Holt & Ella (Rea) Turrentine Scholarship


Sarah White

“I’m blessed to receive this scholarship…It takes faith, compassion, and a generous heart to create scholarships, and I’m honored to have that trust – and a personal connection to one of the people who inspired it.”

Sarah White, recipient of the Nancy Ross, Betty Dickson, and Nancy Jo Smith Scholarship


Caeley Mayo

“When I got here, I was very nervous; I had applied so late, and I was worried I wouldn’t get financial aid…the person who helped at the financial aid office looked over my account and found scholarships I qualified for. It’s because of those scholarships that I am here at UNCG…”

Caeley Mayo, recipient of the Helen McBee Scholarship