Big Dreamz Inc.

"Dream, Imagine, and Believe in your Future"

2016 Recipient 

Asia McLean- Phillip O Berry High 

Will be attending Hampton University

Stephanie R. McCullough Book Scholarship

The Stephanie R. McCullough Book Scholarship will be rewarded to a high school senior that will be attending a Historical Black College or University. This student must be a resident of Mecklenburg County and attending a high school within the Charlotte Mecklenburg  School District.

In 2001 Ms. McCullough lost her battle to lung cancer and left behind a wonderful legacy. Before her illness she was known as a hard worker, the lady with the big smile and warm spirit. She stressed the importance of education and leadership to her two children. Her daughter went on to attend South Carolina State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and is now attending the University of Phoenix to obtain a Masters in General Psychology. Her son is attending Claflin University where he is majoring in Sports management with a minor in business and wants to pursue a career as a Sports Agent. In her honor, we would like to continue her legacy by rewarding a student with a $500 Book Scholarship for the Fall Semester centered on Leadership and Education.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating Senior attending a high school in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District

  • Must be attending an HBCU/College ( Must Provide Letter of school selected to attend)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher

  • Provide three letters of recommendation ( One from a teacher )

  • Submit a 350 word essay on “I Am the Dream” (Describe what challenges you have had to face and how you over came the challenges to work towards making your dreams become reality) or " I am a Leader" ( Describe what you have done in the community or school that makes you a leader)

  • Show a financial need

  • Provide high school transcript

  • Applications are due by April 15, 2016

To make a donation towards the Stephanie McCullough Book Scholarship please click link below. ** Donations are tax exempt**