UNC Charlotte and Union County Public Schools administrators joined friends and family of Ellis Reed Parlier on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Central Academy of Technology and the Arts (CATA) in Monroe, North Carolina, to announce the Reed Parlier Memorial Scholarship.
Parlier was one of two UNC Charlotte students who lost their lives April 30, 2019 when a gunman opened fire in a classroom. According to Inside UNC Charlotte, “The scholarship was established to honor Parlier's life and memory and to mark his impact on the UNC Charlotte community. The fund, established by the contribution of an anonymous donor and friends of the Parlier family, will be administered by UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI).”
“Buildings come and go, but scholarships leave a lasting impact on students’ lives year after year. Recipients of the Reed Parlier Memorial Scholarship will carry his legacy with them on their journey at UNC Charlotte and beyond,” said Claire Kirby, UNC Charlotte Director of Admissions.
The four-year scholarship will be awarded by a scholarship committee to an incoming first-year student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
Interested students may apply for the Reed Parlier Memorial Scholarship using the NinerScholars Portal. The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2020.