Scholarships & Fellowships
Lena Anne Gordon International Honors College Scholarship
The Lena Anne Gordon Lloyd International Honors College Scholarship recognizes two incoming first-year students with one-time merit scholarships of $1,250. Recipients are students who are currently admitted to Lloyd International Honors College with preference given to students in the School of Education, the School of Health and Human Sciences, and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Recipients are selected by a committee appointed by the Dean of Lloyd International Honors College, working in coordination with the Financial Aid Office. Students who receive a Gordon Honors College Scholarship are expected to maintain the high standards of conduct and academic performance befitting of an Honors College student. No separate application is necessary to be considered for the Lena Anne Gordon Lloyd International Honors College Scholarship.
About Lena Anne Gordon '57:
Lena Anne Gordon '57 has spent her life and career dedicated to the promotion of learning as a lifelong process. Ms. Gordon understood what it was like to balance the demands of a working student, as she attended Woman's College on a scholarship and worked 20 hours a week in the dining hall during her time there. Because of this, she didn't have as much time to be involved in anything outside of her school work. However, in the time since, she has become an extremely active member of her community, working to promote enrichment and education for learners of all ages.
Ms. Gordon's experience with and affection for UNCG, along with her passion for the promotion of educational experiences, form the motivation for the establishment of this scholarship. "My reason for creating this scholarship is to give a student an opportunity for an education," she said.
The Lena Anne Gordon Lloyd International Honors College Scholarship will be administered as an endowed fund. Recipients will be students who are currently admitted to Lloyd International Honors College with preference given to students in the School of Education, the School of Health and Human Sciences, and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Recipients will be selected by a committee appointed by the Dean of Lloyd International Honors College, working in coordination with the Financial Aid Office. For Fall 2013, two awards will be given, both one-time merit scholarships of $1,250. If students receive a Gordon Honors College Scholarship, they will be expected to maintain the high standards of conduct and academic performance befitting of an Honors College student.
2014-15 Recipients of the Lena Anne Gordon Scholarship
Patricia Tanzer is an Organ Performance major from Greensboro, North Carolina. At UNCG, Patricia is actively involved in Women’s Glee, a musical choir on campus. This semester, the choirs and orchestra will perform The Here and Now by Theorfandis. In addition, Patricia is coordinating the annual Halloween Spooktacular, an event sponsored by the Organ department. Outside of her classes and extracurricular activities, Patricia loves to quilt and embroider. Currently, she is rereading Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky, her favorite novel.
Izna Ahmed is from High Point, NC, majoring in Biology with a Pre-Medicine concentration. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school and become a physician. In her spare time, she volunteers with Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Rehab, and works at her family-owned restaurant. She’s also a member of the Muslim Student Association at UNCG!
2013-14 Recipients of the Lena Anne Gordon Scholarship
Olivia Woods, an English major with teaching licensure, is a Reynolds Scholar. Olivia graduated from Cary High School and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. She earned perfect grades at Cary High, while taking honors courses in Biology, English, World History, Algebra, Chemistry, AND Civics and Economics. She is an executive board member of Left Field Theatre, a completely teen-founded, teen-run independent theatre company based in Cary. Olivia is a winner of the Raleigh Arts Council Young Writers' contest and a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist. She was a member of her high school debate team that ranked second in the state, and a member of the Triangle Ethics Club. She says, "I want to see the world - I want to meet the people, see their governments, and experience their pop culture." She will have that opportunity in Lloyd International Honors College.
Samuel Enoch Robbins
Samuel Enoch Robbins attended the Southern School of Engineering in Durham, North Carolina, before transferring to the Durham School of the Arts from which he graduated. In high school he regularly performed with both the school symphony and jazz band, and the Durham Community Concert Band. At UNCG he double majors in Music Education and Saxophone Performance. Enoch has tutored grade school students, and volunteered at Camp Kaleidoscope, a camp for children with chronic illnesses. Because of his love of music, Enoch looks forward to the study abroad opportunity provided by the Honors College. As he puts it, "While today you can hear music from around the world…headphones cannot match up to actually being at the performance, getting to pick the composer's brain, looking at the score, and really understanding the music in the core of its composition, a deeper level than simply listening."