Our Donors

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

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Agnes de Mille Endowed Scholarship in Dance

Scholarship benefitting a promising student studying in the School of Dance. Miss de Mille was a founder of UNCSA, ran the Heritage Dance Theatre as an affiliate of the school, has a theatre on campus named in her honor, and received an honorary degree from UNCSA.

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Alex and Sheila Ewing Endowed Scholarship

Alex C. Ewing assumed the position of Chancellor of UNCSA in July 1990. Ewing had been associated with UNCSA since 1985, when he became Chair of the Board of Visitors. In 1988 he established the Lucia Chase Endowed Fellowship for Dance at the School, in memory of his...

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Animatronics Graduate Fellowship Endowment

Fellowship to support graduate students studying Animatronics in the School of Design & Production. Dr. Malcolm M. Brown practiced Rheumatology in Winston Salem, NC. Patricia A. Brown attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Design and...

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Ashley Elizabeth Edwards Endowed Dance Scholarship

Scholarship benefitting students in the School of Dance.

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Associates Endowed Scholarship Fund

Scholarship awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding talent and potential. The Associates Endowed Scholarship Fund honors the Associates’ long standing commitment to advancing UNCSA’s mission and enhancing the well-being of UNCSA’s students. Founded in the...

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Bank of America Foundation Endowed Minority Scholarship

Supports minority students.

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Barbara B. Millhouse Endowment

Scholarships for talented students of UNCSA. Established in 1997 by Barbara Millhouse.

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Barbara Trent Kimbrell Endowed Scholarship in Dance

Scholarship benefitting students in the School of Dance studying Ballet. Established by Dr. and Mrs. James H. Semans in honor of their daughter.

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Beautiful Voices! An Endowment for Student Opera Singers at the A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute in Honor of Thomas S. Kenan, III

Scholarship benefitting A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute students who demonstrate outstanding talent and potential. Created by Mary D.B.T Semans and Wyndham Robertson to honor Thomas S. Kenan, III. Thomas S. Kenan III has been actively engaged in the life of UNCSA...

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Benjamin F. Ward Endowed Fund for Music

Supports and enhances the work of the School of Music. Established in 2013 through a bequest from Benjamin F. Ward to provide support for the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. A member of the Board of Visitors at the University...

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Betsy Friday Endowed Scholarship Fund

Scholarship benefitting exceptionally talented students in the School of Dance studying contemporary dance. Established by Ida H. and William C. Friday in memory of their daughter. Betsy Friday received a high school diploma in 1975 and a BF A in modern dance in 1979...

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Bettye and Winston Barrett Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship for undergraduate students with a priority given to students of color. Established to honor Stan and Bettye Barrett. Bettye Barrett’s years of involvement at UN CSA began in the 1990’s as a member of the Giannini Society and the Associates. Later she and...

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Bill and Judy Watson Endowed Scholarship in the A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute

Scholarship support benefitting A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute students who demonstrate outstanding talent and potential. Established by Judy and Bill Watson to provide scholarships for students participating in the A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute. The University of...

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Cecile Lethem Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship for undergraduate students. Established in 2019 by Cecile Lethem to create a merit-based scholarship at UNCSA. Cecile Lethem grew up exploring coastal dunes in Belgium and jete-ing in Virginia and Maryland, sweating in windowless dance studios until the...

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Charles Mull Endowed Scholarship in Oboe

Scholarship benefitting students in the School of Music. Charles Mull was an active supporter of UNCSA through the Giannini Society and The Associates. He especially loved attending School of Music concerts and events. Born in Hickory, NC, he was active in his...

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Charlotte Area Endowed Scholarship

Supports North Carolina students with preference to Charlotte metro area.

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Claire Christopher Endowed Drama Scholarship

Scholarship benefitting students in the School of Drama demonstrating outstanding talent and potential, and academic standing. Established by F. Hudnall Christopher in honor of his wife, Claire Christopher. Claire’s years of involvement at UNCSA began before she...

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Clyde Fowler Endowed Scholarship for Design and Production

Scholarship benefitting incoming or returning Design and Production students demonstrating outstanding talent and potential, with a preference for students enrolled in the UNCSA Visual Arts Department who choose to continue studies in any area of the UNCSA Design and...

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Clyde Fowler Endowed Scholarship for Visual Arts

Scholarship benefitting incoming or returning Visual Arts students demonstrating outstanding talent and potential. Clyde Fowler was a faculty member at the University of N0rth Carolina School of the Arts in the School of Design and Production from 1975-2004 and also...

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Dale Talley Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Dance

Scholarship, with a preference for North Carolina resident, benefitting exceptional students in the School of Dance.

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David LaChapelle Endowed Fund for Excellence in Visual Arts

A discretionary fund to benefit the High School Visual Arts program with a scholarship for a second-year student. Fund may also be used to enhance the Visual Arts program through student awards, travel, guest artists, and materials for special student projects for...

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Diana Dyer Wilson Endowed Scholarship in Voice

Scholarship for a School of Music student. Established in 1995 by William T. Wilson, III in memory of his mother, Diana Dyer Wilson.

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Edwin W Schloss Endowed Scholarship in Drama

Scholarship benefitting School of Drama students.

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Elena Bright Shapiro Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship benefitting exceptional students studying in the School of Dance. Established in 2009 by David and Brantly Shapiro in memory of Elena Bright Shapiro, a young woman of extraordinary talent as a dance and exceptional grace as a human being, who will be...

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Elizabeth Harriet Weaver Endowed Memorial Award

Supports a rising 12th grader with demonstrated motivation, dedication and self-discipline in support of their talent. They will be an individual of exceptional vitality, in keeping with the brief life of Elizabeth Harriet Weaver, whose talent and promise were...

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Endowed Fund for Music

Scholarships supporting the UNCSA School of Music’s A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute. Helen Copenhaver "Copey’’ Hanes was the daughter of a Lutheran minister. She married Gordon Hanes in 1941 and together they championed many philanthropic and cultural causes in North...

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Faculty Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established by UNCSA Faculty Council in 2006 to honor and recognize exemplary students attending UNCSA.

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F. M. Kirby Endowed Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for UNCSA students. Established by the F. M. Kirby Foundation to assist with assuring adequate scholarship resources for students during the “Creating our Future” Capital Campaign which was the school’s first comprehensive fund-raising effort. Fred...

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Frank and Gary Endowed Scholarship

A scholarship benefitting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender students, or students who have demonstrated support for GLBT issues through participation in or organization of events or groups dedicated to the support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender...

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Frisina Herndon Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to students in the School of Dance, Drama, Design and Production and Music. Established in 2014 by combining the previously established Martha Botera Frisina Endowed Scholarship and the Margaret C. Herndon Endowed Scholarship. The Frisina Botera...