High school seniors planning to attend UNC who are interested in applying for the 2019 Hinton James Masonic Scholarship, endowed by Lux Libertas #772, must submit an application by March 15. This $1,000 scholarship rewards a senior who has demonstrated academic achievement and community service and plans to attend UNC. The recipient will be chosen by the Lux Libertas Scholarship Committee.
Hinton James was the University of North Carolina’s first student. He became a prominent Mason in the Wilmington area. His family keeps his memory alive --Charles Barrett, the Tyler at Lux Libertas, is James’ great-great-great-great-great grandson.
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, or the equivalent average under the school’s grading system, and be enrolled in an accredited North Carolina high school. The scholarship committee will consider factors including scholastic achievement, participation in extracurricular and civic activities, involvement in the community and personal recommendations. Other requirements can be found in the downloadable application guidelines. Recipients will be informed of their award on or about May 1, 2019.