Catawba College recently announced the creation of 28 new endowed scholarships. The scholarships were announced this spring semester at the first scholarship celebration event held in-person since 2019.
Nine of the 28 scholarships were either created as or increased to Presidential level endowed scholarships. Presidential scholarships are at a $150,000 endowment level and are awarded to Catawba’s top merit students.
May 2022 graduate, Abby Walters, spoke at the event. Walters is a recipient of the Jean Miller Wurster and Daniel J. and Mary Jane Smith Scholarships. “I am double majoring in Biology and Psychology, with minors in chemistry and interdisciplinary data science. I also am a member of the women’s soccer team, the honors program, and am involved in a very long list of activities. My success here and the amazing four years I have had would have never been possible without the Presidential Scholarship, and all of you sitting in front of me. Thank you all, for allowing me to create the life for myself I have been dreaming of since I was young. Thank you for allowing me to grow into a strong, confident leader. Thank you, for allowing me to meet my lifelong friends and make memories with them that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Thank you, for helping me become the best version of myself.”
“Because of the mere existence of an endowed scholarship, I am currently working as an intern for Congressman Hudson and have experienced and learned so much in the political field,” said Oluwafikemi Fawehinmi ’22. “I have secured a big girl job for post-graduation at a prestigious law firm in Charlotte and plan on going to a great law school.” Fawehinmi was the recipient of The Dr. J. King West Memorial Endowed Scholarship. She majored in political science with a concentration on pre-law and a minor in Business Administration.
All scholarships are renewable for four years unless determined differently by the donor.
“We are so grateful to all our donors for their generous support of scholarships for the future generations of Catawba College students,” said Meg Dees, Vice President of Development. “These significant gifts support our mission of making a quality private education affordable to the most talented students.”
The nine presidential level endowed scholarships include:
The Margaret W. Faust
The Carolyn Eichler Peeler Scholarship
The Mary Anne Laningham
The Rev. Paul N. Marsteller Scholarships
The Mary Anne Laningham Scholarship
The Paul N. Marsteller Scholarship
The Mary Luther Hudson & Dr. Robert L. Hudson Scholarship
The Dr. Robert L. & Mary Luther Hudson Scholarship
The Beverly Lynn Corelle Scholarship
The Robert F. Walker, Jr. Scholarship
The Michael L. Webb Scholarship
Additional endowed scholarships funded at $25,000 or more include:
The Hank ’67 and Sue ’70 Armstrong Scholarship
The Dr. L. Milton Baum Scholarship
Wendy A. Brown Scholarship
The Class of 1971 Scholarship
The Jim & Joan Edge Scholarship
The Majel Aurora Errante-Wolfe Scholarship
The Four Forever Friends Scholarship
The GFWC-NC Mary K. Whitener Music Scholarship
The Bill & Carolyn Haggerty Scholarship
The Murphy J. and Betty W. Hampton Scholarship
The Harold W. Holste Scholarship
The Carolyn Cates Hurley Scholarship
The Nick Means Scholarship
The Jeannie Rives Misenheimer Scholarship
The Lillian Morgan Scholarship
The Michaela D. Patterson Scholarship
The Miles J. & Katherine H. Smith Memorial Scholarship
The 1965 Society Scholarship
The Lawrence Stanback Memorial Scholarship
The Cora Ellen Stroud Memorial Scholarship
The Curtis J. and LaSheka Foxx Walker Scholarship
Anyone interested in learning more about establishing an endowment may contact Meg Dees, Vice President of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.