Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund Scholars

WCPS Students Named Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund Scholars
This is the image for the news article titled  WCPS Students Named Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund ScholarsFive Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) graduating seniors have been selected to receive Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund scholarships.

The trust fund was set up by Emmet and Mary Robinson to award scholarships to students who attend a WCPS high school. The recipients must intend to continue their education in the fields of medicine, nursing, agriculture or in the ministry of the Presbyterian and Episcopal Churches. They must also have some financial need.

2017 Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund scholarship recipients:



College Attending

Area of Study

Amount Earned

Diana Avila

Eastern Wayne High

Wayne Community College



Louise Freeman

Southern Wayne High

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill



Daniel Hartley

Wayne Early/Middle College High School

University of North Carolina – Wilmington



Kristen Lane

Southern Wayne High

Pitt Community College



Ashley Lucas

Eastern Wayne High

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill




“I am very excited to see students who have taken Career and Technical Education courses in high school receive financial support to actively pursue higher education and careers in those same areas,” states Beverly Boltinhouse, WCPS Director of CTE. “The Emmett and Mary Robinson Scholarship provides a wonderful opportunity to those graduating seniors seeking funding to pursue their academic and professional aspirations. Our district is appreciative of the support this program provides annually to recipients.”

The Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund scholarships are renewable each year based on satisfactory academic standing and maintenance of the declared major field of study. This fall, approximately $33,000 in new and renewable aid will be distributed. In addition to this year’s recipients, 11 past recipients will receive renewable support to assist them in their studies at Campbell University, East Carolina University, University of North Caroline – Pembroke, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, North Carolina State University, Winston-Salem State University, Barton College, and the University of Mount Olive.


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