Carrie Heath Schwenning Scholarship

Allyson Stone, our 2011-2012 scholar

The Schwenning Scholarship, begun in 1928 by the Chapel Hill Branch, has grown from being a loan of $100 per year to a scholarship of $1,500. The scholarship is for a female graduate student at UNC-CH and is administered by the UNC Financial Aid Office.

In the early years, our scholarship was originally a loan, and the student was given 2 years after finishing her studies at  UNC-CH to repay the loan at the rate of 4% per annum.  Later, it became a fellowship. Its value has steadily increased.  Between the early 2000’s and 2012, it grew from $500 to $1500.

The scholarship was named in 1950 in honor of Carrie Heath Schwenning.  She was a member of our branch for over 20 years and the wife of a UNC-CH economics professor.  After her sudden death, the members of the branch voted to rename the scholarship as a memorial to their beloved friend.

We are happy to announce Taylor Pasley as our 2016-2017 recipient.  She is a graduate student at UNC-CH’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy.