Brave Scholars Program

Brave Scholars Application for 2024 is now open for students projected to graduate in Spring 2026.

The deadline to apply is April 15, 2024.

The Brave Scholars Program is now open to ALL undergraduate education majors.
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In partnership with Columbus County Schools, Public Schools of Robeson County, Scotland County Schools, and Whiteville City Schools, the School of Education is excited to introduce the Brave Scholars program.

The Brave Scholars program is needs based scholarship that seeks to provide financial and professional support to future educators who make a commitment to serve in one of our partner districts following graduation.


  • Tuition and Fees
  • Health Insurance
  • Meal Plan
  • Professional Development (In-state, out of state, international opportunities)
  • Dedicated faculty support
  • Housing supplement
  • Living and Learning Community

Cost of Attending for Undergraduate & Graduate Students at UNC-Pembroke

Brave Scholars Information Sheet 


Steering Committee

Cassie Cartrette Columbus County Schools
LaToya Green Columbus County Schools
Jadell Hawks Public Schools of Robeson County
Jamal Campbell Public Schools of Robeson County
Jonathan McRae Scotland County Schools
  Scotland County Schools 
Beverly Turner Whiteville City Schools 


UNCP Project Team 

Leslie Locklear Principal Investigator 
Gretchen Robinson Co-PI
Lisa Mitchell Co-PI
Arine Lowery Teacher Recruitment team member 
LaMorris Smith School of Education Recruitment Director 



For more information on the program and to stay up to date with our deadlines, please join our mailing list! 

Frequently Asked Questions


Application and Selection 

Financial Commitment 

Other Questions