The Crumley Roberts Founder’s Scholarship is more than an award. Over 25 years ago, our firm was founded on a principal of care. The challenge to care for people in our community, to protect them, and to fight for them in their time of need. Our Founder’s Scholarship represents those same ideals for the next generation by investing in their education to spur forward the leaders of tomorrow. Our scholarship is the recognition of work well done. It is a commitment from us to you. It is a challenge to continue reaching for greatness.
The Founder’s Scholarship is available to all North Carolina High School students who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university in Fall 2017. Applications for the 2017 Founder’s Scholarship are now closed.
Letter of Recommendation Submission
We understand that privacy policies at some schools may prevent recommenders from providing a letter directly to a student. This year, we are making available an online submission form which recommenders can use to directly upload their letters of recommendation to Crumley Roberts on behalf of a scholarship applicant. If you are a recommender who needs to upload a letter, click here.
2016 Founder’s Scholarship Winners
In 2016, Crumley Roberts awarded five $2,500 scholarships to the hard-working students below.
Amanda Conti of Matthews, North Carolina, is a graduating senior at Porter Ridge High School, where she successfully organized science workshops with local elementary school girls to share her passion of science with the community. She will attend Duke University in the fall, where she plans to pursue a degree in neuroscience. Amanda loves to run and is hoping to complete her second half-marathon this summer.
Lauren Drum of Jamestown, North Carolina, is a graduating senior at Wesleyan Christian Academy. Throughout high school, she completed over 100 volunteer hours in the NICU at local hospitals. She will attend Clemson University in the fall, where she plans to pursue a degree in nursing. Lauren stands 6 feet, 2 inches and loves being tall!
Jackson Hicks of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a graduating senior at East Chapel Hill High School. During high school, he successfully organized a baseball equipment drive for an inner-city league. He will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall, where he plans to pursue a degree in political science. Jackson was one of 1,000 students nationwide to record a perfect score on the ACT.
Grace Ketron of Waxhaw, North Carolina, is a graduating senior at Charlotte Christian School. During high school, she served as the editor-in-chief for the yearbook and plans to pursue a degree in media and journalism in college. She also started an after-school club to share her passion for telling her school’s story and created a newspaper for the lower school at Charlotte Christian. Grace will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall.
Mary Taylor Peele
Mary Taylor Peele of Williamston, North Carolina, is a graduating senior at Riverside High School, where her work with the Dare to Read program has helped provide every fifth grader in her school district with a novel at no cost. Mary Taylor will attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the fall, pursuing a degree in biology. She enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. During high school, she participated in a German exchange program.