Ernest Nelson Irby Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund

Ernest Nelson Irby was a product of the public school system of Greenville County, SC.  He graduated from Sterling High School in 1967. After graduating from high school, he entered North Carolina A&T State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1971. Ernest also completed Banking School at the University of South Carolina. Irby  retired as vice president and Community Development Manager.  For the past nineteen years he was employed by Central Carolina Bank, formerly American Federal Bank and is now Sun Trust Bank. After being retired for a few months, he started consulting for Greenville County Human Relations. Driven by his love for people, he accepted another position that would allow him to continue his life's work. He taught financial literacy classes to those persons wanting to become a first time homeowner. He also volunteered to feed the homeless. He attributed much of his dedication and commitment to volunteerism to those individuals who helped him in his formative years. Ernest believed that one should give back to the community; therefore, he served the community with his time, talent and financial resources.

The Ernest Nelson Irby Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund

In memory of Mr. Ernest Nelson Irby, his wife, Violeita Irby and children, Attorney Ernest Nelson Irby II and Dr. Risha Irby Irvin, wish to create the Ernest Nelson Irby Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund. This fund will support students who demon-strate financial hardship and a significant involvement in community service and positive scholarly advancement.

Scholarship awards will be made based on the following criteria:

• Admission to North Carolina A & T State University and enrollment as a full time undergraduate student.
• Minimum 2.5 GPA.
• Applicants must be a resident of South Carolina.
• Applicants chosen must demonstrate financial need and some community involvement.
• Recipients eligible for one time award.

Pledge Form for the Ernest Nelson Irby Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund