UNCP alumnus James Ayars and wife, Jennifer expand family scholarship
Former school teachers James and Jennifer Ayars understand firsthand the value of higher education and how it can shape students’ career path.
Three years ago, they established the Ayars Family Endowed Scholarship at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Recently, they expanded the gift, bringing the total investment to $50,000 to support an award for a second UNCP student majoring in STEM and cyber security fields.
“James and Jennifer have been steadfast supporters of UNCP over the past years,” said Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings.
“Their enthusiasm for UNCP is clearly evident in any conversation. As our university grows, the need for private support for our students to pursue their educational goals has likewise dramatically increased. What better investment than in a student’s life, a life that will in a very real way, carry on the Ayars’ influence and impact into the next generation.”