Established by a gift from Maynor's estate, the four-year scholarship pays for tuition and fees, books, and room and board. Jesse Peters, dean of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College, made the announcement recently .
“I am very pleased to announce that after long and careful consideration of the numerous applications received by the Honors Council, the scholarship is awarded to Sara Pack,” Peters said. “Sara has already distinguished herself as a fine young scholar, and the Honors College is pleased that she has chosen to accept this scholarship and attend UNCP in the fall.
“The scholarship is designed to help outstanding scholars who also have a high level of financial need,” Peters said. “The Honors Council feels confident that the recipient, Sara Pack, is exactly the type of student the scholarship endowment was intended to benefit. I firmly believe that both UNC Pembroke and the Maynor Honors College will be proud to have Sara represent us as the first Maynor Scholar.”
Pack, who grew up in Highfalls, N.C., will graduate from high school ranked among the top five students in her class. In a telephone interview, she said she is thrilled to be coming to UNCP.
“I was very excited when I heard the news from Dean Peters about the scholarship,” Pack said. “I loved Pembroke ever since the first time I saw it during a visit in the seventh grade when I won a Young Authors poetry contest that year.”
The Maynor Honors College recognizes and promotes the scholarly and personal growth of outstanding students. Honors College students are provided interdisciplinary educational opportunities that enhance the general curriculum. These opportunities are developed around a learning community of outstanding students and include selected general education courses, small interdisciplinary seminars, cultural and service programs and shared residential facilities with other honors students.
For information about the Esther G. Maynor Honors College, pcall (910) 521-6841 or e-mail email@example.com.