The Julian W. Lee Memorial Scholarship Established

Julian Lee

Mr. Julian W. Lee Memorial Scholarship Established

Stanly Community College (SCC) is pleased to announce the Julian W. Lee Memorial Scholarship. Mrs. Joyce Lee (Julian’s widow), and daughters Daphne Sprayberry, Cindy Bingham, and Sharon Huggins have recently established Mr. Lee’s endowed scholarship.

Mr. Lee graduated from Burnsville High School in Anson County and served in the United States Army from 1956-1958. Mr. Lee worked as a farmer for 64 years in Stanly and Anson Counties. He raised beef cattle, and farmed corn, wheat and soybeans.

“Julian made the statement, ‘I never worked a day in my life,’ said Mrs. Lee. “What he meant by this was that he loved what he did. Even though he worked long days, weekends and holidays, he was able to do what he loved. By establishing this scholarship the family wishes to make it possible for others to reach their goals.”

Jeania Martin, SCC Foundation Executive Director, stated, “On behalf of the SCC Foundation, we would like to thank the Lee family for their support. The Julian W. Lee Scholarship program will not only invest in a student’s education today, but will also increase their opportunities for tomorrow.”

The $1000 Julian W. Lee Memorial Scholarship will be awarded each year to a Stanly County resident that meets the following criteria: student must be a current senior or recent graduate of South Stanly High School, and must complete the FAFSA application and be non-eligible for Pell grant funds.

Since 1971, SCC has provided educational and career training opportunities to thousands of people across the region. Today, SCC serves over 9,000 students annually and has become a beacon of hope and change for countless individuals.

To ensure that the College can continue this tradition of serving as an educational resource, the Foundation strives to meet and address the current and anticipated needs of the College and our students. When you make a gift to the Foundation, the value of your dollar extends far beyond one person or one opportunity. Your investment supports the future of our entire region, bringing the power of higher education within reach for thousands of people.

For more information about the Stanly Community College Foundation, please contact Jeania Martin at (704) 991-0370 or