Incoming First-Year Scholarships

First-Year Student Scholarships

Reich College of Education first-year student scholarships are awards to top first-year students. These highly competitive scholarships consist of merit-based and need-based opportunities and provide varying awards. Submit the Application for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs and submit all scholarship application materials to be considered.

All incoming recipients are part of the Appalachian Community of Educators, which promotes teacher leadership through rich, multifaceted programming focused on mentoring, leadership, service, and professional development. The Reich College of Education is committed to providing incoming students the opportunity to pursue higher education and attain the necessary skills to achieve excellence in their future classrooms.

 

Click HERE to view scholarships with available funding for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

 Scholarships with available 2023-2024 funding have been noted below with three asterisks.


Incoming First-Year Reich College of Education Signature Scholarships:

  • A.C. and Bonnie Larrimore Endowed Scholarship for Education: Varying award amounts
  • Barbara Perry-Sheldon Scholarship for Teacher Education: $1,000 scholarship, Preference for financial need
  • Bob H. Greene Scholarship for Reich College of Education: $1,000 scholarship annually, one-year award
  • Charles and Jody Silver Endowment for Education: Varying award amounts, Preference for financial need
  • Daisy Austin Adams Endowed Scholarship for Education: Varying award amounts, Preference for graduate of Watauga High School, Preference for financial need
  • Dauphine D. and Lillie Shull Dougherty: Varying award amounts, min GPA 3.0, Preference for student from western North Carolina
  • David Jenkins Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education: Varying award amounts
  • Dent and June Miller Endowed Scholarship for Education: Varying award amounts, Preference for Elementary Education major
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ewing W. Wadsworth Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship annually, one-year award, Preference for first-generation students, Preference for STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Preference for financial need
  • Ed and Lois Reich Scholarship for Education: Awards range from $2,000-$4,000, Full-time students
  • Frank H. Crayton Scholarship: Varying award amounts, NC high school graduates, Preference for financial need
  • James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship: $7,500 scholarship annually, Preference for financial need
  • James and Elizabeth Long Scholarship: Varying award amounts
  • Joe and Laura Pearson Scholarship Endowment: Varying award amounts, Greatest need and highest good of student
  • Juanita Settle Endowed Scholarship: Preference for financial need
  • Judy and Steve James Endowed Scholarship for Education: $5,000 scholarship annually, Four-year support, NC resident, min GPA of 3.5
  • Lavola and Mary Launa Carender Scholarship for Watauga and Avery Counties: Varying award amounts, min GPA 2.0, Preference for residents of Watauga and Avery counties
  • Light a Candle Endowed Scholarship for Education: Varying award amounts, min 3.0 GPA, wants to teach in NC after graduation
  • M. Randolph and Anna Boyce Phillips Minority Presence Scholarship Fund: Varying award amounts, Preference for financial need, min GPA 2.0
  • Marguerite Mims Clements Memorial Endowment Scholarship for Education: Varying award amounts, Elementary Education majors, Preference for high School graduate from Watauga, Caldwell or Darlington (SC) counties, min GPA 3.0
  • Moss and Kendall Withers Family Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship, Preference for financial need
  • Oscar W. Broome Memorial Scholarship for Education: Varying award amounts, Union County, NC high school graduate, min GPA 3.0, Preference for financial need
  • Patricia Tennent Martin Endowed Scholarship: Varying award amounts, Preference for financial need
  • RCOE Golf Tournament Scholarship: $2,000 scholarship annually, one-year award
  • Rhododendron Society Scholarship: $1,000 annually, min 3.6 GPA, Highest Honor
  • Robert Gerald Andrews Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Education: Varying award amounts, Preference for Lumberton high school and Robeson county graduates, Preference for financial need, min 3.0 GPA
  • Roy C. and Lee Craig Holder Scholarship for Education: Varying award amounts, Preference for high school graduate from Watauga county, min GPA 3.0, Preference for financial need
  • Sandra Kiger Johnson Endowed Memorial Scholarship: Varying award amounts, Preference for High School graduate from Davidson county, Preference for financial need, min 3.0 GPA
  • Tina West Sunshine Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship, Preference for financial need
  • Watkins-Daye Scholarship: Varying award amounts, Preference for financial need, min GPA 2.5
  • Wiley Jack and Tona Faircloth Endowment for Education/Income: Varying award amounts
  • William R. and Jane S. Craig Scholarship: Varying award amounts, Preference for financial need