Scholarships and Awards

Degree Level


The Dr. Charles B. Tichenor Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Charles B. Tichenor Endowed Scholarship Fund was initiated by a cash gift from the Estate of Dr. Charles B. Tichenor.  The scholarship reflects Dr. Tichenor’ s commitment to the Graduate School of Business of Gardner-Webb University.  This scholarship is a $1,000 award that is given once a year to a student in the Graduate School of Business programs.

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The Godbold School of Business Board of Supervisors Scholarship

The Godbold School of Business Board of Advisors Scholarship is an $1,000 award that is given once a year to a student in one of the Godbold School of Business graduate programs.  This scholarship is given by the Board of Advisors who give their time and energy to support students in finding their greatest successes. 

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The Mr. Tom Bell Scholarship Award

The Mr. Tom Bell Scholarship Award is an $1,000 award that is given once a year to a student in the Graduate School of Business.  Bell has been an instrumental ambassador of Gardner-Webb University and the Godbold School of Business.  The scholarship supports students who will continue the traditions of excellence and integrity.

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The John and Linda Godbold Scholarship

The John and Linda Godbold Scholarship is an award given once a year to an undergraduate student who has declared a business major.  It is a $5,000 one-time award given by Mr. and Mrs. John Godbold.  Mr. Godbold has served as an advisor and trusted friend to the Godbold School of Business. 

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F. Keith Griggs Award

Application for the F. Keith Griggs Memorial Award is available to all undergraduate students of the Broyhill School of Management who are entering their final year of study and who are enrolled full-time. In the spring of each year the faculty of the Broyhill School will select at least three finalists for the scholarship award who are invited to write an essay of one thousand words or less on the topic "A Business I Would Like To Start." The essays submitted will be read by the F. Keith Griggs Memorial Award Committee. The committee will make the final decision based on the essays.

The recipient will be recognized at the annual awards convocation and will receive a scholarship of $500.00 for use in the recipient's final year of study at Gardner-Webb University, which scholarship is provided by the family of F. Keith Griggs and other donors.

About Dr. Franklin Keith Griggs

Keith Griggs was born and raised in Alamance County, North Carolina. Having lost his father early in life, Keith was not afforded many of the opportunities that many equate with success. Rather than regarding his circumstances a hindrance, Keith was motivated to overcome the difficulties and succeed. Keith earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Appalachian State University, a second Master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Doctorate of Education from Virginia Polytechnic University. To Keith, learning was a life-long process.

Keith devoted 34 years of his life to the success of Gardner-Webb - both to the institution and to the people involved. He was a man who was happiest when teaching. Keith's academic passion was the area of entrepreneurship. Helping students develop ideas for small businesses was always at the forefront of Keith's thoughts and actions.

A devout family man of strong Christian faith, Keith Griggs exemplified all the virtues and qualities that Gardner-Webb University holds so dear.

Applications are due by April 1.

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