Next Step Scholarship

The Crumley Roberts Next Step Scholarship is a twenty-first century award. Over the last three decades we noticed that continuing education does not always happen immediately after high school. Founded on a principal of care, Crumley Roberts decided to extend an award which helped recognize those dedicated North Carolinians who pursue their education in a non-traditional manner. We challenge our employees to care for people in our community, to protect them, and to fight for them in their time of need. The Next Step Scholarship extends our commitment to students as they continue to reach for greatness. Education is not always a linear path, and the Next Step Scholarship is a challenge to keep pushing forward.

The Next Step Scholarship is available to all North Carolina Community College students who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university in Fall 2017. Applications for the 2017 Next Step 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 Next Step Scholarship Winner

In 2016, Crumley Roberts awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Jordan Smith.

Jordan Smith

jordan-smithJordan Smith of Rockingham, North Carolina, graduated from Richmond Community College in 2016. He will continue his studies at East Carolina University in the fall, where Jordan will pursue a double major in behavioral neuroscience and biology. He plans to attend medical school after completing his bachelor’s degree. Jordan made the dean’s list in fall 2015 and spring 2016, and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

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