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Third KLAHBA Scholarship Honors Charter Member, First President

The Kerr Lake Area Home Builders Association has started its third Academic Achievement Scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College.

This scholarship is named in memory of Carl Lawrence, a general contractor in Granville County who built residential and commercial dwellings for many years until his death in 1982. Lawrence was one of the charter members of the Kerr Lake Area Home Builders Association when it began about 1962 and served as its first president.

The two other scholarships endowed by the association are named in memory of Red Faulkner and in honor of John Franklin, also charter members of KLAHBA. The $500 scholarships are awarded annually to students enrolled in the building trades at Vance-Granville.

Funds to endow the scholarships come, in large part, from two golf tournaments sponsored each year by the home builders. The KLAHBA has donated, in two installments, half the $6,000 required to endow an Academic Achievement scholarship, and they have pledged to complete the full amount in three years.

In addition to Academic Achievement scholarships, an organization, individual or business can endow for $12,000 a Presidential Merit Award, which provides a student with $1,000. A $25,000 gift to the Endowment Fund endows a Presidential Scholar Award, which provides an annual scholarship of $1,200 to the very best students at Vance-Granville.

Any individual or group interested in starting a scholarship may contact the president’s office at Vance-Granville Community College for more information.

In the photo above, Gary Honeycutt, president of the Kerr Lake Area Home Builders Association, left, and Pene Short-Jones, KLAHBA executive officer, present money to Vance-Granville Community College President Robert A. Miller to begin the Kerr Lake Area Home Builders Association/Carl Lawrence Academic Achievement Scholarship. This is the third scholarship endowed by the association to assist area students enrolled in building trades programs.