Thank You

Student Stories



Darius Bennett ’17

 “I believe nutrition is the key to living a happier, healthier life.”

Recipient of the Dot Elliot Sink Scholarship


Ashley Sanchez

“I am actively making a difference in the world through my passion for physical therapy, further bringing my scholarship to life.”

Recipient of the Rosemary McGee Scholarship


Ciara Gazaway

“My UNCG journey thus far has been a compilation of people seeing potential in me that I couldn’t see in myself.”

Recipient of the Cheryl Sosnik Scholarship


Yuki Sugimoto

“Submitting my very first internal grant application and actually receiving the Theodore and Loretta Williams Research Fund for Arts Health was a very encouraging moment for me.”

Recipient of the Theodore and Loretta Williams Graduate Research Fund for Arts Health


Marisa Gonzalez ’16

“Thanks to the Freezes, I could give back to the community by being an educator.”

Recipient of the Margaret M. and James T. Freeze Scholarship


Nyomi Hemphill

“The purpose of education is to change your situation.”

Recipient of the Judy Blackwelder Talbert and Daniel Scott Talbert Teacher Education Scholarship


Qua’-Shaun Henning

“Although their graduation classes are 60 years apart, the quest of these teachers to make a difference in the lives of children is timeless.”

Recipient of the Jacqueline W. and Jack H. Varner Scholarship


Abigail Johnson

“I’m forever grateful someone took the time to think about future teachers like myself.”

Recipient of the Carrie Davis Ponder ’58 Endowed Scholarship in Education


Malbert “Mally” Smith ’14

Mally’s passion for equality echoes the humanitarian spirit of Mina Weil and her daughter, Gertrude.

Mally Smith, recipient of the Mina Weil Memorial Scholarship in Social Sciences


Madison Sampson ’14, ’17 MPA

“Someone told me about how selfless she was… and how proud she would be of me. I feel like now I’m part of her legacy. I’m just so honored.”

Madison Sampson, recipient of the Pamela A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship