Our Donors

Welcome! We’d like to thank our donors for their contribution and support that helps us continue our mission.

Gerald Freedman Excellence Endowed Fund

Gerald Freedman Excellence Endowed Fund

Scholarship benefitting students demonstrating outstanding talent and potential in te School of Drama. Gerald Freedman served as Dean of the UNCSA School of Drama from 1991 until 2012 and leaves behind both a legacy and a landmark. At a gala celebrity event on Nov....

Giannini Society Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Giannini Society Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship. The Giannini Society was created in 1989 to support the core operations of UNCSA. Named in honor of founder and first president of UNCSA, Vittorio Giannini, Giannini Society donors contribute $1,500 or more each year to the Annual Fund. The Giannini...

Gillian Murphy Endowed Scholarship

Gillian Murphy Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship benefitting outstanding students in the School of Dance. Established in 2014 by Ralph H. Womble to provide scholarship support for the School of Dance at the University fo North Carolina School of the Arts. Raised in Florence, South Carolina, Gillian...

Glaxo Wellcome Endowed Scholarship

Glaxo Wellcome Endowed Scholarship

Supports bringing UNCSA’s students, faculty and possibly alumni to the Triangle area for free public performances. Established by the Glaxo Welcome Foundation in 2000.

Grace Phillips Adams Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Grace Phillips Adams Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Undergraduate scholarship benefitting students studying in the School of Music. Established by an anonymous donor to provide scholarship support for promising students studying in the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Henry Pollock Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Filmmaking

Henry Pollock Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Filmmaking

Scholarships for promising students studying in the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Established in 2003 by Dale Pollock in memory of his father Henry Pollock. This endowed scholarship is a component of the Doris Duke...

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Endowed Scholarship in Filmmaking

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Endowed Scholarship in Filmmaking

Scholarship benefitting incoming or returning School of Filmmaking students demonstrating outstanding talent and potential. Established by Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Charitable Trust in 2017 to provide scholarships for students in the University of North...

Holt Family Guitar Studio Scholarship Endowment

Holt Family Guitar Studio Scholarship Endowment

Scholarship benefitting students pursuing the study of guitar. It is preferred but not mandatory that students should also have interest and experience with Jazz. Established by Leon and Perri Holt to perpetually promote the study and performance of guitar in all...

Jean Cly Townsend and James E. Townsend Endowed Fund for Student Support in Design and Production

Jean Cly Townsend and James E. Townsend Endowed Fund for Student Support in Design and Production

A discretionary fund to enhance the student experience, inclusive of a scholarship supporting a student studying in the School of Design and Production. Fund may be used to provide student awards, travel, guest artists, and materials for special student...

Jeanelle C. Moore Endowed Scholarship

Jeanelle C. Moore Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship benefitting exceptional students from North Carolina in the School of Dance studying Ballet. Established by Dr. and Mrs. James H. Semans honor of the former First Lady of North Carolina.

Jean Mary DePasquale Shaprut Endowment

Jean Mary DePasquale Shaprut Endowment

Scholarship benefitting a 3rd or 4th year Costume Design and Technology student studying in the School of Design and Production. Established by Tonya L. Ricketts and Gerald Shaprut/Joshua Hatcher to honor Jean Mary DePasquale Shaprut, a 1996 graduate of the...

Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian Music Endowed Scholarship

Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian Music Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship benefitting students in the UNCSA School of Music demonstrating outstanding talent and potential. Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian, the daughter of Mary and Jim Semans, was a passionate and life-long learner. She was a talented professional writer, avid...

Jill Lane Endowed Scholarship

Jill Lane Endowed Scholarship

A scholarship benefitting returning high school students from North Carolina. Established in 2015 by the UNCSA High School Parent Support Organization in honor of Jill Lane. Jill Lane served as Dean and Head Master of the High School Academic Program of UNCSA for...

Jill Marie Helderman Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Jill Marie Helderman Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Supports scholarships.

John and Julia Sneden Endowed Award for Excellence

John and Julia Sneden Endowed Award for Excellence

Scholarship for an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in their final year of study in the School of Design and Production. Established in 2004 by multiple donors. This endowed scholarship is a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Endowment...

John C. Whitaker Endowed Scholarship

John C. Whitaker Endowed Scholarship

Supports scholarships for UNCSA students. Established in 1982 by Mrs. John C. Whitaker in memory of her husband.

John G. Welch Endowed Scholarship

John G. Welch Endowed Scholarship

Supports scholarships for exceptionally talented performing arts students. Established by the Royal Cake Company in 1977.

John Marsden Ehle, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

John Marsden Ehle, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for promissing high school students studying in the School of Music. The John Marsden Ehle, Jr. Scholarship, was established in 1990, by a challenge grant from The Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Family Foundation. The challenge was met through gifts...

Katharine Howard Laidlaw Endowed Drama Scholarship

Katharine Howard Laidlaw Endowed Drama Scholarship

Scholarship benefitting students in the School of Drama. The Robert and Patricia Colby Foundation established this scholarship to honor former UNCSA Chief Marketing Officer Katharine Laidlaw.

Kathleen Anne Tague Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Music and Visual Arts

Kathleen Anne Tague Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Music and Visual Arts

Supports scholarships in the School of Music and the School of Design & Production. Established in 1982 by Anne-Marie Tague and Francis J. Tague in memory of their daughter, Kathleen Anne Tague.

Kelly J. Petersen Endowed Scholarship Fund

Kelly J. Petersen Endowed Scholarship Fund

Scholarship benefitting students in the School of Design and Production. Established by Ralph Womble.

Larry Leon Hamlin and Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin/Winston-Salem Urban League Endowed Scholarship Fund

Larry Leon Hamlin and Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin/Winston-Salem Urban League Endowed Scholarship Fund

Scholarship supporting students in the School of Design and Production and the School of Drama with preference given to students who will increase economic or cultural diversity on campus. The Fund recognizes the artistic vision of the late Larry Leon Hamlin and his...

Lesley Hunt Endowed Scholarship

Lesley Hunt Endowed Scholarship

Logan Family Endowed Drama Scholarship

Logan Family Endowed Drama Scholarship

Scholarship benefitting students in the School of Drama demonstrating outstanding talent and potential, and academic standing. Established by Joseph P. Logan in honor of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Logan.

Madlon and Kirk Glenn Endowed Scholarship

Madlon and Kirk Glenn Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship supporting undergraduates in the School of Dance and School of Music. The fund is established to honor the Glenn’s passion for UNCSA and its students.

Martha Dunigan Endowed Fund for Visual Arts

Martha Dunigan Endowed Fund for Visual Arts

Enhancing the Visual Arts program at UNCSA through out-of-state student scholarships, student awards, travel, guest artists, and materials for special student projects for students in the School of Design and Production. Established by friends of Martha Dunigan in...

Martha Schumacher DeLaurentiis Endowment

Martha Schumacher DeLaurentiis Endowment

Supports scholarships for exceptionally talented UNCSA students. Established by the final proceeds of the benefit premiere of “The Bedroom Window”, a De Laurentiis Entertainment Group motion picture in honor of Martha Schumacher. “The Bedroom Window”, a romantic...

Marvin Ward Endowed Scholarship

Marvin Ward Endowed Scholarship

Supports scholarship for students from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System.

Maryanne Arena Endowed Scholarship

Maryanne Arena Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship benefitting students in the School of Drama demonstrating outstanding talent and potential with a preference to out-of-state students. Established by Norman Gayford and Mary Conable in 2018 to create a merit-based scholarship in UNCSA’s School of Drama....

Mary Duke Biddle Endowed Scholarship for Opera

Mary Duke Biddle Endowed Scholarship for Opera

Scholarships for promising students studying opera in the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Established by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation supports arts organizations, artists, and K-12 education...