Scholarships & Educator Grants

Meghanne Brunsink
Mairead Colby
Karla Lee
Marlee Schneider
Malcolm Vaughn

2022 Marilyn F Grinwis Gray Scholarship Winners

Meghanne Brunsink is a senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington completing her degree in Elementary Education with a minor in both Japanese and ESL. After graduating, she plans to work in a local elementary school and pursue additional licensure and education in teaching ELL students.


Mairead Colby is a Junior at East Carolina University, pursuing a Bachelor of Music Degree and majoring in Music Education. With a concentration in voice, she studies as a mezzo soprano. In her future, Mairead plans to be an elementary school music teacher and work with developmentally delayed students.


Karla Lee is a senior at East Carolina University. She is studying Instrumental Music Education, seeking a bachelor's degree in Music. Upon graduation, she plans to teach music at a low-income school. Through teaching, she would like to advocate for all students and the need for music education.


Marlee Schneider is attending Appalachian State University to attain a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a concentration in special education and a minor in American Sign Language. After graduation she would like to attend Appalachian State University’s accelerated admission graduate program to attain her master’s degree in special education.

Malcolm Vaughn is a sophomore choral music education student at Appalachian State University. He is studying voice and participates in the University Singers and Chamber Singers. In the Fall, Malcolm will continue his study in the Sustainable Development department at ASU to expand his knowledge outside of the school of music and explore different disciplines. He is devoted to bringing this new knowledge, as well as his past musical experience, into his career as an educator.


2021 Theta Chapter Educator Grant Winners

"Kinder Coders"

Lizette Day - NHCS Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist

"Rolling into Coding"

Melinda Durant, Tracy Tugwell, Carrie Boos -

4th Grade Teachers at Carolina Beach Elementary School

"Reading is Fundamental"

Haley Miles - 1st Grade Teacher at Bradley Creek Elementary School

"Informational Guided Reading Texts"

Mary Porter - 3rd Grade Teacher at Pine Valley Elementary School