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Every spring, the Mayor’s Committee accepts nominations for the Stephen L. Knier Memorial Scholarship to support high school seniors with disabilities who plan to pursue a higher level of education. The scholarship is named in memory of Stephen L. Knier, former executive director of LIFESPAN Inc., long-time member of the Mayor's Committee, and community advocate for persons with disabilities. 

2019 scholarships


To be eligible, an applicant must be a high school senior with disabilities who will be enrolling in continuing education opportunities, trade school, community college, college or university. 

Apply online.

Past Winners

In 2019, the scholarships were awarded to Elijah Blake, Christopher Coke, Caroline Hull (pictured above, left to right.)


The scholarships are funded through generous donations to the Mayor's Committee. Contribute to this scholarship by phone 336-373-2723 or e-mail. Or send donations to:

Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities
Donna Gray
PO Box 3136
Greensboro, NC 27402