Scholarships & Fellowships
Lena Anne Gordon International Honors College Scholarship
With a generous gift from Mrs. Lena Anne Gordon, the Honors College has established a scholarship specifically designated for first year students admitted to Lloyd International Honors College. This is the College's first named scholarship for incoming students. Dean Jerry Pubantz said, "We are very enthusiastic about announcing this exceedingly generous gift to the Honors College, which will assist us in attracting more high-profile students to the College and to UNCG."
Background of Mrs. Gordon:
Lena Anne Gordon '57 has spent her life and career dedicated to the promotion of learning as a lifelong process. Mrs. 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.
Mrs. 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.