Event Overview

Since 1993, we have awarded more than 150 scholarships to Chapel Hill and Orange County high school and college students. These students have demonstrated a commitment to community involvement and improvement through their civic, educational and religious activities. We look forward to your continued supports of our efforts to help these deserving students at our upcoming virtual event.


January 17, 2021
6pm EST

This year’s Master of Ceremonies is Bishop L. Gene Hatley. Our funding goal is to award 15-20 non-renewable scholarships. Our ambitious goal can only be achieved with the strong support of the community. This virtual event will highlight our work and showcase the awards recipients. The agenda is below. If you have purchased a ticket please expect an email containing the event link and password. If you did not get the link and password, please send an email to for support.

Bishop L. Gene Hatley

Master of Ceremonies

Orange County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard

Apostle Hattie B. Stancil

Gretchen Bellamy

Barbee's Chapel Harvest Word Praise & Worship Ministry

Sibby Anderson-Thompkins

Gretchen C. Bellamy

roy cooper

Governor of North Carolina

Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Chancellor, UNC-Chapel Hill

Laurie Stancil

Pam Hemminger

Mayor, Chapel Hill

Lydia Lavelle

Mayor, Carborro

Professor Theodore M. Shaw

Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law (UNC)

Ms. Lillian Lee

Presented to Hargraves Center and Phoenix Academy HS

John French

Director of the Hargraves Community Center

Jeff Nieman

Assistant District Attorney, Chatham & Orange Counties, NC

Carl Fox

Senior Resident Superior Court Judge (Ret.)

Ms. Delores Bailey

Laurie Stancil

Apostle Hattie B. Stancil

MLK Memorial Banquet