Scholarships & Educator Grants

2021 Application for Marilyn F. Grinwis Gray Scholarship

Application is now open for the 2021 Marilyn F. Grinwis Gray Scholarship for students studying elementary or music education. Five scholarships for $3000 each will be awarded in May. This scholarship is sponsored by Theta Chapter through the NC DKG Educational Foundation. Go to application here.

Winners of the 2020 Marilyn F. Grinwis Gray Scholarship

The NC DKG Educational Foundation announced five winners of the Marilyn F. Grinwis Gray Scholarship for 2020 sponsored by Theta Chapter in May 2020. Each winner received $3000 for study in elementary education or music education at a North Carolina university. Twenty qualified candidates applied for this scholarship in January. Winners are:

Emily Heath, a Junior at East Carolina University, is an Eastern North Carolina native from Hugo, NC. Emily is studying for a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6) with NC Reading K-12 Licensure. She is a dance teacher at Mooves Dance Studio and creative content writer for Edge360 Creative, a digital marketing agency. Emily looks forward to beginning her internship this coming August, taking another step in fulfilling her dream of becoming an elementary school teacher.

Kaitlyn Jones is a senior at Appalachian State University majoring in Choral Music Education. She is from Chapel Hill, NC where she developed her passion for music in high school. Kaitlyn is an active member of the Student Advisory Council for the Hayes School of Music, ACDA, NaFME, and the student representative for the College of Music Society for the Mid-Atlantic Region. She is Website and Communications Manager for the App State Community Music School. Kaitlyn begins her student teaching experience this year.

Sarah Scrattish, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Appalachian State University this year, will pursue a Master’s degree in Reading Education through Appalachian’s Accelerated Admissions (or 4+1) program. Sarah’s emphasis on reading education stems from her view that “reading is not merely a privilege, it is a right for all human success”.

Tiffany Bartholomew will graduate from Pfeiffer University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in three areas: Elementary Education, Special Education and Music. She plans to continue to earn a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. At Pfeiffer University she is a student-athlete in four sports, member of various choirs and Vice President of the Student Government Association.

Caroline Armfield is a Cherokee Native American who grew up in Durham, North Carolina. She completed her freshman year at UNCG earning dean's list honors each semester. Caroline will major in Music Education. She believes that “teaching music brings joy to my life, and I hope when I get my first teaching job I can bring joy to other kids’ lives!”

Theta Educator Grants Awarded in December 2020

Theta’s 2020 $500 educational grants provided funding for one New Hanover County and three Pender County teachers - Christopher Hicks, Trevor Judy, Miranda Spencer and Shirley Womble - to fund projects purchasing materials to start vineyard production, culturally appropriate music for band students, relevant classroom Spanish materials, and an elementary classroom library . New educational grants will be awarded in Fall 2021. Look for the grant application on this website in August 2021.