UMO offers herring purse | Mount Olive Grandstand

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The Herring Scholarship Fund is the largest scholarship fund available strictly to residents within the city limits of Mount Olive or Duplin County.

Students are selected by their guidance counselors based on need, grades, extracurricular activities, and character.

The scholarship is awarded in memory of Otha E. Herring who established the fund in 2003 with a $5 million gift to Mount Olive University. About 370 students have received the Herring Scholarship since its inception.

“We are currently accepting applications for the Herring Scholarship Fund,” said Tim Woodard, vice president of enrollment, marketing and communications at UMO. “This is a wonderful opportunity for students in Duplin County and Mount Olive. I strongly encourage anyone interested to apply.

The application period ends on April 1.

Contact Woodard at [email protected] for more information.

Lindsay Underhill, a junior elementary education major and North Duplin alumnus, is both a Herring Scholarship recipient and a member of the Homegrown Teacher Academy.

“Being a Herring Fellowship recipient is such an honor,” Underhill said. “I have worked hard to try to live up to the standard of being a Herring Scholar, which means exemplifying good citizenship, high character, leadership, and preparing for a productive life.”

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