UNC Charlotte and Union County Public Schools announced Friday the establishment of a memorial scholarship to honor Ellis "Reed" Parlier, one of two students killed in a shooting at UNC Charlotte on the last day of spring classes in April.
The scholarship, funded by an anonymous donor and friends of the Parlier family, will award a typical amount of $18,000 and be awarded to a student who possessed many of Parlier's qualities: He was known as a kind, quiet, witty young man who studied IT software development in hopes of becoming a game developer.
It will be administered by UNCC's College of Computing and Informatics, with preference given to students in the Central Academy of Technology and Arts -- from which Parlier was a 2017 graduate.
Specific criteria include:
- awarded to a freshman;
- all majors are eligible, but preference will be given to a student planning to pursue a BS in computer science with a concentration in artificial intelligence, robotics or gaming;
- high school GPA should be 3.0 - 4.0.
The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2020. To apply for this, scholarship, visit the NinerScholars Portal. For more information about this scholarship, contact Sara Kim at 704-687-8380 or the University Scholarship Office at Scholarships@uncc.edu or 704-687-5871.