Meet the Donors

Bonnie Cone

Bonnie E. Cone Scholarship for Merit  
This scholarship was established with a gift from the estate of the late Charles H. Stone by his wife, Clara McKay Stone. Mr. Stone was an early friend and supporter of Bonnie E. Cone when she helped launch the institution as the Charlotte Center of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and later headed it as Charlotte College. Mr. Stone was a legendary pioneer in North Carolina’s chemical and dyestuff industry.

 

C. C. Cameron

C. C. Cameron Scholarship for Merit
This scholarship was established by the First Union Corporation in honor of C.C. Cameron, former chair of First Union and former chair of the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees. Cameron was an engineer turned nationally-renown financial services executive who was known for his civic engagement among local groups and state government. More information on Cameron can be found here

 

Cameron Morrison
 

Cameron Morrison Scholarship for Merit
This scholarship was created as a memorial to former North Carolina Governor and Mrs. Cameron Morrison through the James J. and Angelia M. Harris Foundation. Morrison also spent time as a representative in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives before his passing in 1953.

  Chancellor’s Provost Scholarship for Merit 
This scholarship was established to honor the provost of the university.

 
Fred Klein

Childress Klein Scholarship for Merit
This scholarship was established in 1990 by Childress Klein Properties, one of the largest real estate firms in the Southeast, to provide merit-based assistance to students planning to major in disciplines offered by the Belk College of Business or William States Lee College of Engineering.

 

 

Conbraco Endowed Scholarship 
This scholarship was established in 1990 by Conbraco Industries.

 

Dean W. Colvard

Colvard Scholarship for Merit 
This scholarship was established in 1976 in honor of Dean Wallace Colvard, first chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 1966 to 1978, and his wife, Martha, who were instrumental in founding Friends of UNC Charlotte.

 



 

Lloyd C. and Luella L. Danielson Scholarship for Merit 
This scholarship was established in 1987 by the estate of Lloyd and Luella Danielson to attract students of good moral character and great potential to UNC Charlotte's Mechanical Engineering majors. Mr. Danielson served on the Engineering Advisory Council and was a devoted service member to the college and the University. 

 

 

Dewey and Billie Bowman Endowed Scholarship 
This scholarship was created in 2012 by Faye Bowman in honor of her parents, Dewey and Billie Bowman. Dewey and Billie Bowman met at UNC Chapel Hill, married soon after Dewey graduated and had two daughters. Just like her parents, Ms. Faye Bowman values a well-rounded education and wants to afford UNC Charlotte students the life-shaping opportunities that she was able to experience.

 

E. K. Fretwell

E. K. Fretwell Scholarship for Merit 
This scholarship was established in recognition of the contributions to UNC Charlotte by Dr. E.K. Fretwell, Chancellor of the University from 1979 to 1989. During his tenure as Chancellor, Dr. Fretwell saw enrollment grow from 8,700 to over 13,200. Among his many achievements, Dr. Fretwell also authored two books on university management and provided consulting services to institutions of higher education around the world.

 

 
 

Fay and Cal Mitchell Scholarship for Merit 
Established in 1974 through a gift of real estate to UNC Charlotte by Cal D. Mitchell, Sr. and his wife, Fay, this award recognizes high academic achievement. 

 

  Helen Adams

Helen Adams Realty Scholarship 
This scholarship was established in 2014 by Helen Adams Realty. Helen Adams founded her company more than three decades ago in the growing city of Charlotte. Her goal was to create a company which was based on a strong commitment to personal service, unmatched area knowledge, exceptional real estate expertise, and the highest ethical standards. For more on Helen Adams Realty, please go here.

 

James H. Woodward

James H. Woodward Merit Scholarship
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Jones, Jr. in 1990, this scholarship honors UNC Charlotte’s third Chancellor, Dr. James Woodward. Called “a quiet giant,” an articulate visionary who reached out to the community and region, Dr. Woodward wants to be remembered as “someone who was honest, who believed in the core principles that undergird higher education, who cared about people here.” 

 

 

J. Murrey Atkins Scholarship for Merit 
This scholarship was established in 1963 by the Dickson Foundation in memory of J. Murrey Atkins, Sr., first chairman of the Board of Trustees at Charlotte College, which later became UNC Charlotte.

 

R. L. Stowe

R. L. Stowe Chancellor Scholarship for Merit 
The R. L. Stowe Scholarship was established in 1990 to honor R. L. Stowe, who opened Belmont, North Carolina's first spinning plant, the Chronicle Mill in 1901. With his brother, Samuel Pinckney Stowe, Sr., the duo capitalized on the flourishing textile industry and transformed Belmont from a rural outpost into a leading textile town.

 

Reece A. Overcash Scholarship for Merit 
Established in 1995 in honor and memory of Reece A. Overcash, a member of the first class at the Charlotte Center of the University of North Carolina, this merit-based award seeks to attract students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and service to others. Overcash was the chairman and chief executive of the Associates Corporation of North America, a financial service subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company. He also served in the Army during WWII as an infantryman in Italy and directed campaigns for the local United Way.

 

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Samuel I. Parker Scholarship 
The scholarship was established by the family of Mr. Samuel Iredell Parker of Cabarrus County who was a highly decorated World War I and World War II veteran and earned the Congressional Medal of Honor. Additionally, he received the Distinguished Service Cross, two awards of the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, two Purple Hearts, and the Croix de Guerre, making him the single most decorated infantryman in WWI. Following the Second World War, Parker returned home to NC and held numerous civic positions, serving as the director of several boards, the Vice President of the National Conference on Citizenship, and the secretary/treasurer for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.