The Robyn Render Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

A group of Robyn’s friends and colleagues came together to establish The Robyn Render Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at North Carolina Central University to honor Robyn’s life and her impact on North Carolina’s K-20 information technology landscape.  After developing the criteria for the fund, we asked her family’s permission to move forward.  We are all delighted to be able to establish a fund to honor Robyn’s memory and to also provide an opportunity for future students to continue their studies in the field of information technology. 

Before a scholarship can be awarded, we need to raise $25,000. As one of Robyn’s many friends we need your help. 

First, please review the information and criteria for the scholarship located below. We hope that after reviewing this information and remembering Robyn’s legacy, you will make a donation to the scholarship fund in her memory. Make a secure online donation: https://www.nccu.edu/donation/.

Designate your contribution in the Gift Info section by completing the “Designation Instructions” free form box with the following: Robyn Render Memorial Endowment (E01364)

Second, please help us reach out to other friends and associates of Robyn.  You can do this by forwarding this email to those that you know who might not have received it or you may send us their email address and we will contact them directly.

We would like to thank you for all your help as we seek to continue Robyn’s legacy.

Scholarship Information

Until the book value of the Fund principal reaches $ 25,000.00, the spendable income of the fund shall be accumulated and added to the principal of the Fund. When the book value of the Fund principal reaches $ 25,000.000, the spendable income of the Fund, but not the principal, shall be used to provide scholarship support for students given by criteria below. A minimum of $1,000.00 per student should be considered for each scholarship recipient.  After the principal of $25,000.00 has been met, the spendable income should be held in a temporary account until the availability of the minimum distribution of $1,000.00 is achieved, and not reinvested in the principal.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Recipient must be student enrolled in the College of Science and Technology’s Math and Computer Science Department, preferred.
  • If a candidate is not identified from the Math and Computer Science Department, a recipient majoring in Computer Information Systems in the School of Business may be considered.
  • Students classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior may apply for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the use of Information Technology in their Community Service activities.
  • Applicants are required to provide a 500 word essay providing their view of the impact information technology has on a global society and how the applicant seeks to get involved.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 required.
  • Applicants must have an official letter of recommendation from the Department Chair of the respective College or School.