Scholarship information

Apply for a Scholarship
Deadline: February 19, 2014

The following scholarships are available for the 2014-2015 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.

The 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. Candidate does not have to be of demonstrated financial need and the award is renewable.

The 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.

BB&T Finance and Banking Endowment

The Finance and Banking Endowment is designed to provide opportunities for students who are majoring in finance and to provide funds for the development of a strong academic environment. The endowment will be used to fund student scholarships in finance and banking. 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.

Doctors Naomi Lee and Cecil Conley Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration*

Established by the Doctors Conley in 1992, the scholarship is awarded annually to a Robeson County resident majoring in Business Administration. Although no restriction apply regarding race, gender, or class (freshman-senior), the recipient must maintain a “B” or better QPA to receive and maintain the award. Financial need is a consideration, but not a criterion in determining the award.

Dr. Naomi Lee Conley, a graduate of UNC Pembroke, served during the 1960s as Dean of Women, an assistant professor in the Department of Business, and an associate professor in the Department of Education at the University.

Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

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.


This scholarship is open to all School of Business majors.


Donor prefers this recipient is a Robeson County native and plans, upon graduation, to reside and work in the Robeson County area.


Awarded to one MBA graduate student and one Business Administration or Accounting Undergraduate student.  All applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must demonstrate leadership potential.  The graduate recipient must have completed 30 semester credits hours in the MBA program by the conclusion of the semester when the award is presented. 


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.

The recipients of the CARL AND DENNIE MEARES Endowed Scholarship will be an undergraduate business major and maintain a minimum of 3.0 QPA. Incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors will be eligible.  The Donor prefers that financial need is demonstrated; however, the Dean of School of Business may use its discretion to determine the recipient which is most deserving.   The award is given annually and is renewable.


THe Donor wishes to encourage young men and woman to pursue an education in the field of busness by establishing a scholarship that will provide incentive and supoport. CENTURY 21, The Real Estate Center supports the mission of higher education in general and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 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 responsibilit towards the residents of the area, and intends for this award to demonstrate the seriousness of thiercommitment to the growth and prosperity of this area.

Candidates for award of this scholarshp 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 ss 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.


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.

Coach Mario and Elizabeth Poletti Memorial Scholarship for Service

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 3.0 QPA, 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.

Sandhills Chapter of the NC Association of CPA’s Scholarship:

The Donor wishes to support and encourage the accounting profession in North Carolina, and specifically in the Sandhills region, by providing scholarships that will assist area students in the achievement of their educational goals.  Because the Association and the Chapter is committed to the advancement of the profession among young people, this scholarship has been established to promote accounting education and careers among students from the Sandhills region who may eventually choose to practice in this region.