Joyce Hairston was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend who was born and raised in Rockingham County.
Joyce was passionate about creative writing and producing beautiful crafts, paving the way for others to be free to express themselves. Throughout her life, Joyce’s creativity, kindness, and jovial laughter left an impression on everyone she met.
This scholarship seeks to preserve the legacy of Joyce Hairston by nurturing the community and the artists that thrive within it.
Any high school student or two or four-year undergraduate student who has non-profit or volunteering experience and is studying the arts (music, visual arts, dance, theater, and film) in North Carolina may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, submit a poem, performance, or other creative work telling us about yourself and how you hope to use art to make a difference during your time in college. Your creative piece should be an expression of who you are.