The Willie E. Grimes Scholarship is directed towards Historically Black Colleges and University students that are in the pursuit of civil rights and social justice. Willie Grimes was a student at North Carolina A&T State University whose death changed the entire social and political environment of an entire city and state. Reports state that Willie Grimes was walking from North Carolina A&T State University to a nearby fast food restaurant. Due to various versions of the event, no one knows the true details. The community and students knew only that their fellow brother and comrade was shot and killed on the campus he called home.

Willie E. Grimes was someone that everybody remembered as a nice, kind young man who would have done great things for his community and country due to his involvement in the Army ROTC. Family and friends have stated that Willie was not involved in any of the rioting or protests that took place prior to his death. On the campus of NC A&T SU, behind the Memorial Student Union, lies a monument in remembrance of the unjust death Willie Grimes. Many students have no idea that it is there or even, for what reason. Several students think that the monument is a head stone for someone important to NCA&T and buried on campus. The Dudley/A&T Uprising was the result of a James B. Dudley High School student’s pursuit of justice and equality, which in turn became an man’s legacy. Willie Grimes’ death is the oldest unsolved mystery in Greensboro, North Carolina; his death will not be in vain.

The documentary film “Walls that Bleed” is about the impact that the wrongful death of Grimes had on community of Greensboro, the state of North Carolina and the nation. In remembrance of Grimes; Canvas Studios will return 15% of the gross revenue of the sell of tickets, retail, and any other proceeds toward a magnificent scholarship. Through this film, Canvas Studios along with Eno River Media Productions will enlighten and inspire students to want to press forward in life. Furthermore, Canvas Studios wants every individual to remember the moment, the mayhem, and the man. The Dudley/ A&T Uprising happened during a time of confusion and betrayal throughout the black community of an already historic city.

The sole purpose of this scholarship is to make perspective and current and future HBCU students,
but also work towards a goal that is much bigger than them.

Eligibility Requirements:

* High school seniors, high school graduates and current undergraduate college students.
* Legal U.S. residents
* Applicants must enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study no later than the fall term of the upcoming
school year at North Carolina A&T State University for the entire academic year.
* Financial need will be considered
* Write a one-page essay on what you will do to change your community in a positive way and how does having the opportunity to go to a historically black college help reach your goals.
* Grade point average of 2.5 or higher

If an individual is selected to receive the scholarship:
* You will be notified by the end of June before school starts.
* The check will be made payable to North Carolina A&T State University.
* You must enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study no later than the fall term of the upcoming school year at North Carolina A&T State University for the entire academic year. If you do not, you will forfeit your
scholarship and may be awarded to an alternate recipient.

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