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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship
The Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship was established through Dr. Roberts’ Last Will and Testament in order to continue her tradition of service by providing scholarships to students living in the community. Dr. Roberts was born and raised in the Bahama community of northern Durham County and returned to Bahama after completing her undergraduate degree at UNC-Greensboro and her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. She made it her life’s work to provide quality medical service in that rural community. Marie, known by many as ‘Doc,’ was a general practitioner dedicated to her patients.
Scholarships will be valued at a minimum of $2,000 per year for up to four years and will provide financial awards for graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, or Durham School of the Arts. Recipients will be selected based on their character, academic record, service to the community and financial need, with preference given to students residing in the township of Bahama and/or pursuing degrees in health-related fields. Scholarships can be used for tuition, required fees, and textbooks, at any public state university or college in North Carolina, Watts School of Nursing, or Durham Technical Community College.