UNCP's Friends of the Library establish an endowed scholarship


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From left: Bruce Ezell, Elinor Foster, Chancellor Allen C. Meadors and Raymond Rundus

The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Sampson-Livermore Library at UNC Pembroke voted December 2 to fund six Friends of the Library Scholarships in the amount of $7,000.

The Friends contributed a $5,000 endowed scholarship, a $1,000 non-endowed scholarship and four $250 book scholarships, that will be awarded in the spring of 2005.

Chancellor Allen C. Meadors was on hand for the board's announcement. "The dedication and commitment of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Sampson-Livermore Library is evident in their decision to fund six scholarships," Chancellor Meadors said. "Students for generations to come will benefit from the Board's generosity."

The endowed scholarship will go to a University Honors College student. The $1,000 non-endowed scholarship will go to a full-time undergraduate student, said University Librarian Elinor Foster.

"The Friends of the Library of UNCP are pleased to be able to support the studies of several students with these scholarships," Dr. Foster said. "As our annual benefit events continue, we hope to increase the amount of support for the endowed scholarship.

"The Friends of the Library appreciate all who have supported our benefit event, held each April," she said. "Thanks to our supporters and a concerned Board of Directors, we're doing our part to contribute to the development of an information literate society."

The book scholarships may go to graduate or undergraduate students, full or part-time. All scholarships require a GPA of 3.0 or better and a statement of financial need.

The scholarships are funded with proceeds from the annual benefit events held in the spring, which began in 2002.

The spring 2004 benefit is scheduled for the evening of April 23, 2004. The tentative title for the event is "Books, Barbecue, and Bluegrass." D. G. Martin, host of UNC-TV's weekly book program, will be the speaker and the Stephenson Family will provide music.

Officers of the Friends of the Library include: Immediate Past President, Dr. Ray Rundus; President, Dr. Bruce Ezell; Vice President and President-elect Helen Pate; Secretary Nickie Blanton; Treasurer Susan Whitt and Executive Secretary, Dr. Elinor Foster.

For questions about this program or other programs at Sampson-Livermore Library, please contact University Librarian Elinor Foster at 910.521.6212 or elinor.foster@uncp.edu.