James C. Renick Endowed Scholarship Fund

James Carmichael Renick, a native of Rockford, Illinois, was the ninth chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Renick earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the Central State University in Ohio, a Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas and a Doctor of Philosophy from Florida State University.

Dr. Renick, a recognized leader in the area of corporate/university relations, is a dynamic, enthusiastic and visionary leader who has accomplished much since becoming chancellor. His accomplishments include several firsts that set the stage to advance the university. These include the awarding of the first N.C. A&T State University Medal for Human Rights on Feb. 1, 2001.

N.C. A&T was the first campus of the UNC system's 16 campuses to take advantage of legislation that allows foundations to work with financial authorities to secure tax-exempt bonds to fund privatized student housing projects. On June 26, 2001, the University and Sit-In Movement Inc. signed a collaborative agreement in order to accelerate the work to develop an International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro.

The university experienced record-breaking enrollments of its undergraduate and graduate students under Dr. Renick's administration. Institutional records for annual funding of sponsored research were set. The intention of the university was formalized through a strategic planning process called FUTURES wherein invited members of the university. and the community joined together to provide institutional-wide thinking about the future direction of N.C. A&T.

From Generation to Generation: The Campaign for North Carolina A&T is the $100 million capital campaign that was launched to support N.C. A&T in diversifying its resource base, enhancing its curriculum, addressing changing educational needs and building and renovating its physical plant with state-of the-art classrooms, facilities and student housing.

The Aggie Pride Compact, a document that outlines the standards N.C. A&T students are expected to live by, was written in 2003. Beautiful dormitories and classroom buildings were erected. The A&T Four Monument, the landmark that honors the four freshmen who sat-in at the downtown Woolworth Building in 1960, and Progress, a modern sculpture that is in the plaza of Craig Hall, adorn the campus.

James C. Renick Endowed Scholarship Fund Criteria

The scholarship from the James C. Renick Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded to deserving students as determined by the Scholarship Committee based on the criteria below. In making the selection, this committee will consider such attributes as scholarship, leadership, community service, exceptional talent and financial need. The committee will give special selection consideration and preference to:

  • Students enrolled at N.C. A&T for a minimum of two semesters with a sophomore standing and a minimum 3.4 GPA
  • Students may major in any academic discipline
  • Student must complete a one-page essay regarding his/her leadership abilities and career aspirations

Pledge Form for the James C. Renick Endowed Scholarship Fund