Shirley T. Frye Scholarship Endowment Fund

Mrs. Shirley Taylor Frye was born and raised in Fremont, North Carolina, and graduated valedictorian of Friendship High School. She received her Bachelor of Science from North Carolina A&T State University with high honors in education and English. She later received a Master of Science with honors in psychology and special education, from Syracuse University.

Mrs. Frye is the recipient of more than 25 honors and awards, including the 1985 Governor’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award, 2003 WFMY-TV Community Champion Award, 2005 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Bennett College, 2006 American Judicature Society (AJS) National Justice Award, 2006 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from UNC-Greensboro and the 2008 Greensboro Partnership Distinguished Citizen Award.

Mrs. Frye started her professional career in Greensboro, North Carolina, as a public school teacher. She taught second grade and exceptional children. She taught briefly at Bennett College and later returned to Bennett as a special assistant to the president and director of Planned Giving.

She worked at N.C. A&T in three different capacities including assistant vice chancellor for Development and University Relations and most recently a special assignment as executive assistant to the chancellor. One of the most exciting and rewarding jobs to Mrs. Frye was vice president of community relations for the Greensboro CBS affiliate WFMY-TV.

Mrs. Frye has been involved in more than 100 former and present associations and affiliations. She has been a member of Providence Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She has served on boards not only in the Greensboro area but at the state and national levels, as well. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., The Links Inc., 100 Black Women, Women Administrators in Higher Education and a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Shirley T. Frye is married to the former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Henry E. Frye. They have two sons, Judge Henry E. Frye Jr. (daughter-in-law Angela) and Harlan Frye; and three granddaughters, Whitney, Jordan and Endya Frye.

Shirley T. Frye Endowed Scholarship Fund Criteria

Scholarships from the Shirley T. Frye 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 student (or students) must be a full-time undergraduate and must major in one of the following concentrations within the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication: broadcast production, electronic media and journalism, journalism and mass communication, media management, public relations and print journalism. The committee shall give special selection consideration to:

• Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Students must be from the state of North Carolina, with first preference given to students from Guilford County

Pledge Form for the Shirley T. Frye Scholarship