Overview of the Aubrey Lee BrooksScholarship Program October, 2012 Trae BrookinsScholarship & Grant Manager, NCSEAA
Aubrey Lee Brooks• Born in 1871 in Person County• My mother…watched over me like a guardian angel. Her constant admonition was that I must, at whatever sacrifice, acquire a college education. But that took money, and we had no money.• Practiced law throughout North Carolina• Active in state and national politics• Endowed the UNC Press (whose building is named for him)• Other charitable giving included the Boy Scouts and the Presbyterian Church• Died in 1958Aubrey Lee Brooks Foundation• Trust established in 1955 by Aubrey Lee Brooks• Sole purpose: administration of this scholarship• Endowed with 8,000 shares in Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company• Board of Trustees consisting of Mr. Brooks’ descendents; the President, Vice President and Secretary of the UNC system; the Chancellors of NC State, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Greensboro• Secretariat provided by NCSEAA
First Recipients of Brooks Scholarships (1956), pictured with William Friday (UNC President, far left)Mr. Brooks’ reasons for this scholarship: and Charles Shaffer (UNC Director of Development, far right).• …had I not been the recipient of a loan in the amount of fifty dollars I would not have been able to attend the University of North Carolina.• I have designated the University of North Carolina (Consolidated) and the three campuses of which it is comprised as the means whereby the education and training of those selected should be accomplished. I have done this in the ardent belief that the University, more than any single source, has stimulated and inspired the qualities of purposefulness and spirit which have been identified with the progress of North Carolina.• I deem it proper to state why I selected the people of the Counties comprising the old “Imperial Fifth Congressional District” to be the beneficiaries of this trust: …I was born and reared in Person County and began the practice of law at Roxboro in 1893…. Naturally, I have an attachment for the good people of the District and the wish to award scholarships to their deserving boys and girls.
Scholarship Amount:• I suggest that the scholarships defray approximately one-half (or currently $500) of the costs of education for each recipient and that they be awarded for a period of four academic years provided the recipient maintains satisfactory standards of scholarship and deportment.• Amount is adjusted annually based on the availability of trust funds and the cost of attendance at the most expensive of the three qualifying institutions• Scholarship amount for 2012-13: • Scholarship: $11,100 • One-time Computer allowance: $2,500 • Additional/optional funding for up to three summer educational opportunities
Scholarship Criteria:• From the Trust Agreement: The Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of academic standing, character, leadership, financial need, and the will of the recipient to help himself or herself prepare for a career as a useful and informed citizen. Particular consideration shall be given to financial need.
Eligibility Criteria:• Eligible applicants must: • Be a North Carolina resident and a graduating high school senior permanently residing in one of the following counties: Alamance Orange Bertie Person Caswell Rockingham Durham Stokes Forsyth Surry Granville Swain Guilford Warren • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Brooks Foundation based on the information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form: FAFSA.gov. • Be admitted to at least one of the qualifying institutions: North Carolina State University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Greensboro • Complete the Brooks Scholarship Application and submit all required documents by the deadline: January 31st.
Selection Criteria:• Recipients are selected on the basis of: • Financial need • Academic merit: • High school grades, coursework, class rank • SAT/ACT scores • Service and leadership: • Extracurricular activities • Community service • Work experience • Application essay • Interview
Application Process:• Brooks Scholarship Application: available through CFNC.org/Brooks (in November); application is online only – no paper applications accepted• Academic & Personal References: student provides emails for his/her references; references receive an email with a link to the online form after the student submits the scholarship application• High School Transcripts: can be submitted • Via CFNC’s Transcript Manager: https://www1.cfnc.org/ExternalScripts/My_CFNC/transcripts.asp (preferred) • By fax/email from the high school • By mail• SAT/ACT scores: can be submitted • On the high school’s transcript • From College Board/ACT directly (SAT Code 5757; ACT Code 3190) • By fax/email from the high school • By mail• Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): completed online through FAFSA.gov as early as January 1 and no later than January 31st. Student may estimate income information to meet the early deadline; Foundation confirms data with attending school prior to scholarship disbursement• College Admissions Application: student must be accepted to one of the three qualifying universities; Foundation confirms admission with the university
Selection Process:• Applications and documents received at NCSEAA: • Completed applications reviewed • Financial need of applicants assessed • Complete applications for needy students referred to County Committees• County Committee: • Composed of local school representative, alumni designees for NCSU, UNCCH and UNCG • Reviews applications • Interviews applicants • Recommends finalists and alternates• Central Selection Committee: • Composed of three faculty/staff members from each qualifying university, selected by the Chancellor of each • Reviews recommended finalists (and alternates when necessary) • Selects recipients (and designates alternate recipients)• NCSEAA notifies applicants, County Committees and school systems of final decisions
Application Statistics for 2012-13: • 467 total applications submitted • 189 were not completed • 123 had no financial need • 278 complete applications, of which 155 were eligible and needy • 17 recipients selected • 2 offers declined (to attend non-qualifying institutions on scholarship) • 2 alternates awarded in place of declined awards
Additional Funding for Summer Education Opportunities:• During the summers following the student’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd academic years.• Three opportunity types: Brooks Scholar at Machu Picchu (2012) • Study Abroad • Internships • Research Fellowships• Funding is usually sufficient for all student expenses.
Summer Education Opportunities, Study Abroad• 2009: China, Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom• 2010: Australia, China, Czech Republic, France, India, Italy, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom• 2012: Australia, Bahamas, Botswana, Ghana, Thailand, United Kingdom
Summer Education Opportunities, Internships (2012)• Burlington, NC: Alamance Regional Medical Center, ER Tech (Nursing)• Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Hospitals, Radiology (Pre-Med) Brooks Scholar at Kodiak Island, AK (2012)• Flathead Lake, MT: University of Montana, Biology Station (Biology)• Mt. Airy and Raleigh, NC: NC House Representative Sarah Stevens Office (Political Science)• Mongolia: Projects Abroad (Pre-Med)• New Orleans, LA: Orleans Parrish Criminal Court (Law)• Pine Knolls Shore, NC: NC Aquarium (Biology)• Raleigh, NC: NC Museum of Natural Science, Naturalist Center (Biology)• Winston-Salem, NC: Habitat for Humanity (Construction Management)• Winston-Salem, NC: Mitchell Wealth Management Group (Finance)• Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest Baptist Health, Cardiac ICU (Pre-Med)
Summer Education Opportunities, Research Fellowships (2012)• UNC Chapel Hill • Human Movement Lab • Lower extremity locomotion in subjects with Parkinson’s and cerebral palsy • UNC School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology • Use of bacterial promoter to initiate gene expression • With University of Montana Biological Station • Bethel, AK, Salmon Rivers Observatory Network• UNC Greensboro • Biochemistry Department • Interaction of cytochrome P450s and foreign compounds
Questions?Contact Information:Trae BrookinsScholarship & Grant Manager, NCSEAAPh. (919) 248-4650Fax (919) email@example.comAubrey Lee Brooks Foundation(c/o NCSEAA)P.O. Box 13663Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3663More information:CFNC.org/BrooksBrooksScholar@ncseaa.edu