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The Cheatham-White Scholarship, established for the Fall 2018 by the North Carolina General Assembly in honor of U.S. Rep. Henry P. Cheatham and our family member U.S. Rep. George Henry White, is a merit scholarship program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and North Carolina Central University to provide an outstanding educational experience for students who are exceptional scholars, versatile and well-rounded individuals. Cheatham-White Scholars will represent students with a broad range of interests, proficient in areas of both the arts and sciences, demonstrate leadership potential and a strong commitment to service.


Each recipient is awarded a fully funded four-year scholarship that covers the cost of all of the following: full tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, a laptop, supplies, travel, and personal expenses. Each scholarship also provides four summers of fully funded enrichment and networking opportunities that may include international travel and study.


The NC General Assembly named the scholarship for Henry P. Cheatham and George Henry White, African-Americans who served two terms each in Congress in the 1890s. Cheatham, an educator who founded an orphanage for black children, won election in 1890 and 1892. White, an attorney who studied at Howard University and later founded the town of Whitesboro, New Jersey, won the same 2nd District seat in 1896 and 1898. Cheatham and White also were brothers-in-law and often political rivals. In fact, they ran against each other for Congress twice in the 1890s.

To Learn More:
On the NC A&T website, visit The Cheatham-White Scholarship at North Carolina A&T.
On the NCCU website, visit The Cheatham-White Scholarship Press release at NCCU.

The North Carolina Mutual Digital Archives Collection

North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

National Museum of African American History and Culture

International Civil Rights Center & Museum

Phoenix Historical Society of Tarboro, NC

Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, Inc.

Washington AIDS International Teens

Urban Prep Academies of Chicago, IL

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