School of Business

Scholarship information

Apply for a Scholarship
Deadline: March 20, 2015

The following scholarships are available for the 2015-2016 academic year. For more information, contact Tara Hunt at (910) 775-4211 or You may also pick up an application from
Tara Hunt, Room 114 of the Business Administration building.

Accounting Students’ Association Book Scholarship:


The Donors wish to establish The Accounting Students’ Association Book Scholarship, a non-endowed fund, to assist at least one undergraduate student per year at UNCP, depending upon fund availability, who is working toward a degree in Accounting. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance with textbook purchases.

Candidate for consideration of this award shall be a full time undergraduate student in the sophomore, junior or senior year of study at UNCP meeting a 2.0 minimum GPA standard restriction. Candidate must be an Accounting major who has completed and passed ACC227 or ACC228, or the equivalent, with a “C” or better. 


The BB&T Finance and Banking Endowment:


The Finance and Banking Endowment is designed to provide opportunities for students who are majoring in finance with a 3.0 GPA and to provide funds for the development of a strong academic environment.  It will also be used to provide research support for faculty, leading-edge banking and financial services, software packages, computer and other technological equipment, special library resources and other needs that cannot be met with state funds alone.  The goal of the endowment is to ensure a strong academic program that will produce viable, marketable students in finance and banking.  The recipient should demonstrate academic excellence and leadership (school clubs and organizations) potential and a person of high integrity. 

The Finance and Banking Endowment will also be used to develop and monitor an internship program whereby students can gain valuable knowledge and experience through an internship at a financial institution


Caring Touch Home Health Scholarship-MBA:


Awarded by the MBA Dept to a Master of  Business Administration major with at least a 3.0 GPA and must demonstrate leadership potential.  The recipient must have completed 30 semester credits hours in the MBA program by the conclusion of the semester when the award is presented.


Carl and Debbie Meares Scholarship:


The Donor’s intent is to establish an award to affirm and promote their belief in the enduring value of education and in the importance of applying oneself in order to achieve success. This endowed scholarship is meant to encourage and inspire recipients to perform at an optimal level of excellence and to provide financial support as they pursue their field of study. The Donor believes that education is a means of broadening one’s horizons, not only in the pursuit of a career but also in the quest for a future that is open to the many possibilities that come with a strong educational foundation.

Recipient to maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA.  The Donor prefers that financial need is demonstrated; however, the Dean of the School of Business may use its discretion to determine the recipient which is most deserving. 


 Century 21; The Real Estate Center:


The Donor wishes to encourage young men and women to pursue an education in the field of business by establishing a scholarship that will provide incentive and support.  CENTURY 21, The Real Estate Center supports the mission of higher education in general and UNCP in particular, and hopes to promote careers in business by sponsoring this award.  As a longtime leader in the Lumberton business community, CENTURY 21 feels a civic responsibility towards the residents of the area, and intends this award to demonstrate the seriousness of their commitment to the growth and prosperity of this area. 

Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be a resident of Robeson County in the state of North Carolina and a full time undergraduate student in the School of Business who has committed to business as a major, and is maintaining a 3.0 GPA at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  The scholarship may be re-awarded annually to the same student assuming he or she meets the criteria above.


Curt & Catherine Locklear Endowed Scholarship:


This scholarship is established by family and friends to commemorate the memory and legacy of the late Curt Locklear’s distinguished military service record and dedication as a father, husband, and successful American Indian business leader. His life contributions helped to advance and develop economic, educational, social, and political opportunities for Lumbee Indians in Robeson County and beyond. 

Further, this gift is given in honor of Catherine Locklear, a devoted wife, mother, and business partner whose selfless acts of service helped to improve the quality of life for her family and community. The scholarship is meant to inspire the recipient to understand that life’s fulfillment and happiness may be enriched by the measure of what one invests and gives back to others. The award shall promote the importance of a strong educational foundation as a means of pursuing a meaningful career, in the quest to serve all humanity.

Candidates for this scholarship shall: major in Business while pursuing an undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke; maintain a 3.0 GPA; be a sophomore, junior or senior; and, demonstrate financial need. Recipients shall be enrolled in a State of North Carolina- or federally-recognized tribe. Recipients must have residential status from one of the following counties: Robeson, Cumberland, Scotland, or Hoke. The award will be made annually as long as funds are available.


Naomi Lee and Cecil Conley Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration:


This scholarship documents the Donors’ wishes to support the area of study in which each of them specialized during their long and distinguished careers as faculty members. In 1963, Dr. Cecil Conley became the chairman of Pembroke State university’s (now UNCP) Division of Science and Mathematics.  Dr. Naomi Lee, also a PSU alumna, was dean of women and assistant professor in the PSU Business Department.  Because of these ties to UNCP, the fact that they met and married while on the PSU campus, and because education had been their careers, these two now retired faculty members established scholarships in 1993.  It has been their hope that these scholarships will benefit young people from the area.

Candidates for award of the Doctors Naomi Lee and Cecil Conley Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration shall be a Robeson County resident majoring in Business Administration, maintaining a 3.0 GPA, whose financial need may be considered but should not be a determining factor. The Selection Committee shall consist of a University Committee in consultation with the Dean of the School of Business. Dr. Naomi Lee Conley shall be invited to participate in the final selection.


Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, Inc Endowed Scholarship in Business:


This scholarship was established through the generosity of independent insurance agents throughout North Carolina to provide scholarship support to sophomores, juniors and senior students with a declared major in Business. The recipients must meet all academic requirements of the University. The award amount will paid half in the fall and spring.


Jackie Parker Adams Endowed Scholarship:


The Donors wish to establish this endowment to honor the life of Jackie Parker Adams, a 1980 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be a full time student at UNCP in any year of study, majoring in Business and maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Recipient must be of demonstrated financial need and be a resident of North Carolina. As part of the application process, candidate must submit a short essay explaining why he/she should receive the award.


Coach Mario and Elizabeth Poletti Endowed Memorial Scholarship:


The children of Coach Mario and Elizabeth Poletti wish to honor their mother and their father who dedicated his life to teaching, coaching and service to family, church and community.

The scholarship is open to a UNCP football student-athlete in any year of study and is renewable. The recipient shall be a business major (or intend to study business if no major declared), have a minimum 2.75 GPA, be a full-time undergraduate student, and show a record of previous service to family, church, school and community. Selection will be by a committee appointed by the Dean of the School of Business and will include the current UNCP football coach.


Mazda Foundation Scholarship:


The Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. scholarship was established in 2000 to provide a tuition-free education to students at UNCP. The recipient should demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and the desire to succeed. . Academic excellence can be demonstrated with a minimum 3.5 high school GPA. The scholarship may be renewed each year as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 grade point average and meets the requirements of the School of Business.


Nelson Price Assoc PA Bus Scholarship:


Nelson Price & Associates, PA, wish to promote the efforts of the School of Business. Nelson Price & Associates, PA, has been a model of good business practice with a foundation that has been built on honesty, integrity, hard work, and customer service. Several employees of the firm are UNCP graduates, including Greg and Andy Price. The firm recognizes the value of higher education and the values of UNCP to the region and wishes to assist students as they strive to enhance their knowledge and college experience.

The recipient shall be a business major, and the scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of a committee formed under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Business.


UNCP School of Business Golf Challenge Scholarship:


Open to all students.