Lee family establishes scholarship at SCC

Published 4:55 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019


A scholarship has been established at Stanly Community College in memory of Julian Lee.

Joyce Lee, his widow, and daughters Daphne Sprayberry, Cindy Bingham and Sharon Huggins have recently established the Julian W. Lee Memorial Scholarship.

A scholarship has been created at SCC in memory of Julian Lee.

Lee graduated from Burnsville High School in Anson County and served in the United States Army from 1956-1958. Lee worked as a farmer for 64 years in Stanly and Anson counties. He raised beef cattle and farmed corn, wheat and soybeans.

“Julian made the statement, ‘I never worked a day in my life,’ ” Joyce Lee said. “What he meant by this was that he loved what he did. Even though he worked long days, weekends and holidays, he was able to do what he loved. By establishing this scholarship, the family wishes to make it possible for others to reach their goals.”

SCC Foundation Executive Director Jeania Martin thanked the family for its support.

“The Julian W. Lee Scholarship program will not only invest in a student’s education today, but will also increase their opportunities for tomorrow,” Martin said.

The $1,000 Julian W. Lee Memorial Scholarship will be awarded each year to a Stanly County resident that meets the following criteria: student must be a senior or recent graduate of South Stanly High School and must complete the FAFSA application and be non-eligible for Pell grant funds.

— Stanly Community College