Elizabeth D Knox Scholarship



The Fairview United Methodist Church Scholarship was established under the will of Elizabeth D. Knox, a life-long member of Fair View United Methodist Church.  

Application Process:

Applicant must submit the following items:
Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly).
Letter of application addressing reason(s) for applying for the scholarship.
Two (2) character references in the form of a letter of recommendation (non-relative).
A copy of most recent transcript with cumulative grade point average.
A copy of the  Student Aid Report (SAR) from Free Application for Federal Student Aid/ (FAFSA).
Personal Essay.  In 600 words or less explain your view of life and education.
Agreement to appear before the Scholarship Committee for a personal interview.



Purpose of the scholarship

The purpose of the Fairview United Methodist Church Scholarship is to provide scholarships for deserving college or university students pursuing an undergraduate degree at any of the United Methodist affiliated colleges in the Western North Carolina Conference or to any college in the University of North Carolina system including students enrolled and/or attending a Community College that is part of the  North Carolina Community College System.

united methodist affiliated colleges in western north carolina conference

Brevard College Brevard, NC

Bennett College Greensboro, NC

Greensboro College Greensboro,

NC High Point University   High Point, NC

Pfeiffer University Misenheimer, NC

colleges in the north carolina system

Appalachian State University Boone, NC

East Carolina University Greenville, NC

Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City, NC

Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, NC

NC Agricultural and Technical State University Greensboro, NC

North Carolina Central University Durham, NC

NC State University Raleigh, NC

UNC Asheville Asheville, NC

UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Charlotte Charlotte, NC

UNC Greensboro Greensboro, NC

UNC Pembroke Pembroke, NC

UNC Wilmington Wilmington, NC

UNC School of the Arts Winston-Salem, NC

Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC

Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem, NC

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Durham, NC

Award Components

First preference shall be given to those who are members of Fairview United Methodist Church, Mount Mourne, North Carolina.  Recipients of scholarships, or members of their immediate family, must have been members of Fairview for at least one year prior to their enrollment in college.  If there are no qualified applicants from Fairview (or, if in the judgment of the Scholarship Committee, additional applicants are needed to utilize available funds), consideration shall be given to applicants from Iredell and Mecklenburg Counties.  Recipients of scholarships from the Fund must also satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Be classified (accepted to enter) an undergraduate student or presently an undergraduate student in one of the colleges outlined above.

  2. Have grades acceptable to their enrollment or continuation in college.  Primary consideration should be given to the applicants of high moral character and demonstrated financial need.


Recipient Responsibilities:

The Scholarship Recipient shall maintain current contact information with Fair View United Methodist Church including:  

Name, Local Address, College/University Address, Local Telephone Number, Cell Number (where applicable), Local or College/University Email Address, Name of Director of Financial Aid for the college or university recipient attends, campus mailing address, campus telephone.