Hilda Hayes Fountain Satterfield Scholarship Fund

The late Hilda Hayes Fountain Satterfield was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, Dec. 19, 1899, as one of 11 children of Cora Brown and Thomas C. Hayes. She received her early education in Lynchburg schools, graduating from Lynchburg Seminary. She received her master's degree from Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia, and had a distinguished teaching career which spanned 43 years. She taught for a year at Nash County Training School in Nashville, North Carolina, and four years in Greensboro, North Carolina.

She then taught 38 years at Person County Training School, which was later named Person County High School in Roxboro, North Carolina. When she retired, former students from one end of the country to the other sang her praises.

Shortly after coming to Roxboro, she married Jesse Fountain and the union lasted for 20 years. Although she never had children, she managed to rear two nephews: Richard W. Hayes and William E. Knox.

In addition to the many nephews and nieces who remember her with love, there are hundreds of students whom she nurtured and inspired. She was an active member of the National Education Association and the North Carolina Teachers' Association. She organized the Classroom Teachers Division of the North Carolina Teachers' Association and was its president from 1949-1953. After she retired, she served on the Person County Board of Education. In addition to her educational organizations, she was a member of the Person County Senior League and a host of other clubs.

Hilda Hayes Fountain Satterfield Scholarship Endowment Fund Criteria

Scholarships from the Hilda Hayes Fountain Satterfield Scholarship Endowment Fund will be awarded to deserving students as determined by the University Scholarship Committee based on the criteria cited below. In making the selection, this committee shall consider such attributes as scholarship, leadership, community service, exceptional talent and financial need. The applicant must also be admitted to the English Department at N.C. A&T State University. The committee shall give special selection consideration to:
• Junior and/or senior students with a minimum GPA of 3.0
• Students showing evidence of college/university and/or community involvement
• Students providing three letters of recommendation, an official transcript, and a recent photograph along with the application
• Students providing a personal essay of 500 words or less explaining why he/she feels deserving of the Satterfield Scholarship

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