Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship

Administering Organization: Triangle Community Foundation


The Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship was established through Dr. Roberts’ Last Will and Testament in order to continue her tradition of service by providing scholarships to students living in the community.  Dr. Roberts was born and raised in the Bahama community of northern Durham County and returned to Bahama after completing her undergraduate degree at UNC-Greensboro and her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. She made it her life’s work to provide quality medical service in that rural community. Marie, known by many as ‘Doc,’ was a general practitioner dedicated to her patients.

Scholarships will be valued at a minimum of $2,000 per year for up to four years and will provide financial awards for graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, or Durham School of the Arts.  Recipients will be selected based on their character, academic record, service to the community and financial need, with preference given to students residing in the township of Bahama and/or pursuing degrees in health-related fields.  Scholarships can be used for tuition, required fees, and textbooks, at any public state university or college in North Carolina, Watts School of Nursing, or Durham Technical Community College.


Applicants must be:

  • Graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, or Durham School of the Arts.
  • Be accepted into any public state college or university in North Carolina or Watts School of Nursing.
  • Have a minimum grade of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate family financial need.

Preference will be given to students pursuing health-related degrees.

Applications will be evaluated based on financial need, character, academic merit/performance, and service to the community.


Scholarships will be a minimum of $2,000 per year, renewable for up to four years provided the student maintains at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and submits a short report at the conclusion of each semester in order to receive renewal payments.

Application Deadline

March 31, 2019

How To Apply

Applications for this scholarship are no longer being accepted.

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Sarah Battersby

Senior Scholarships & Education Officer
Phone 919.474.8370 ext:4015
Email [email protected]