Young-Eury Scholarship Endowment

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Criteria

Graduating seniors from Fred T. Foard High School in Catawba County, NC, with plans to pursue a certificate or degree at a qualified school of higher learning (such as a trade school, community or technical college, two-or four-year college or university). Recipients must show financial need, have solid academic achievement, and demonstrate high standards of character and citizenship. Special consideration will be given to students attending a local school as a day student.

About Faye Young Eury and Lynn W. Eury

Faye Young Eury graduated from Fred T. Foard High School in 1955 and received a one-year business degree from the Woman’s College (now UNC-Greensboro) in 1956. Growing up on a farm in rural Catawba County during the Great Depression, money was often tight, but her parents supported her educational pursuits.

Lynn W. Eury grew up in rural Stanly County. His parents were sharecroppers who attended school through the eighth grade. They pushed Lynn to pursue education and he went on to NC State University. After graduating with a degree in electrical engineering, Lynn went to work at Carolina Power & Light Company, where he met Faye.

Their whirlwind romance culminated a year later in a marriage that lasted for 60 years. “We raised three daughters, and Faye was key to my success, always supporting me and encouraging me to reach my goals,” Lynn says.

Faye was a long-time member of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church and active in her community and her daughters’ schools. She was a talented and accomplished seamstress, president of the Glen Forest Garden Club and the Olde Raleigh Garden Club, and a docent at the NC Museum of History.

Recognizing the support and sacrifices others made for their success, the Eurys chose to pay that generosity forward. Together, they instilled those same ethics in their daughters and vowed to provide educational opportunities for others. In fact, Faye received a service award from the Professional Engineers of North Carolina for her work supporting engineering scholarships.

“Neither of us had scholarships to go through school, but we believed it to be important for us to help prepare motivated students,” Lynn shared. “It has been a privilege to provide the funds that have helped students achieve their dreams and make our community and other communities better by their service.”