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Gloria Pride Rayborn Scholarship

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Gloria Ann Pride was born August 27, 1950 to Mr. Roe Hampton Pride and Mrs. Betherine Goodloe Pride of Cherokee, Alabama, located in Colbert County. She was the only daughter with four brothers: Wendell Oliver Goodloe, Melvin Eugene Pride, Elmer Lee Pride and Kenneth Bernard Pride. Gloria entered her beloved Tuskegee Institute in 1968, where she met the love of her life, Curtis Anthony Rayborn. She continued her studies at Tuskegee through 1970. She then married Curtis and became a loyal employee at Dorothy Hall Guesthouse and later with Auxiliary Enterprises on the campus of Tuskegee Institute.

As the new family began to grow with the birth of their first child, Curtis A. Rayborn II in 1972, the family moved to Seale, Alabama and Gloria began her career in State government, as a clerk in the Brucellosis Laboratory at Auburn University. Later, she joined the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs in Montgomery, Alabama where she worked in the areas of Manpower Development, Youth Training Division. Gloria retired as an Employment Specialist with a total 27 years of service to the Alabama State Government.

Gloria was a dedicated wife and loving mother of five children: Curtis Anthony II, Bethel Latrice, Angela Kenyata, Richard Hampton and Edwin Bernard Rayborn. She was actively involved in local PTAs, church and civic organizations and constantly provided program and grant information to city and county governments in Macon County, as well as Tuskegee University through ADECA. She was deeply supportive of her husband and Tuskegee Institute during his 16 years of employment there.

Gloria Pride Rayborn is forever remembered as a beautiful woman, a loving wife and mother, with a giving personality that brightened the world. She had a deep faith in God and a love for "Mother Tuskegee. "She transitioned from this life on May 19, 2012.


Deadline: April 25, 2020

The Gloria Pride Rayborn Memorial Scholarship was established to provide financial educational assistance to students desiring to attend Tuskegee University in the following categories:

1) A high school senior who plans to enroll at Tuskegee University.

2) Enrolled Tuskegee University student in need of additional educational financial assistance.

3) Transfer student from another institution needing financial assistance to enroll at Tuskegee University.


1. A one page letter explaining why he or she chose to attend Tuskegee University.

2. A "C" average grade point or above.

3. A demonstrated financial need that is verifiable.

4. A desire to serve humanity after completing degree work.

5.  Majoring in a degree program in the College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutritional Sciences (Animal and Veterinary Sciences; Agribusiness; Environment, Natural Resources and Plant Sciences; or Food and Nutritional Sciences).

6.  Each scholarship recipient is Required to attend one Tuskegee University Local Alumni Meeting per semester during the award year and perform a minimum of 10 hours of community service of which five hours must be related to the alumni scholarship fundraising projects. All community service hour must be confirmed by the CAENS designee.


Applications for the GLORIA P. RAYBORN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP can be obtained online at https://www.raybornmanor.com. They will also be available through the Counseling Offices of Bullock, Colbert and Macon County High Schools.  Applicants may submit applications between January 30,2020 and April 25, 2020 for the $1000.00 scholarship.  Applications may be submitted by e-mail to [email protected], mailed to Gloria Rayborn Scholarship Fund 2310 County Road 89 Tuskegee, Alabama or submitted to the Tuskegee University Local Alumni Association at Post Office Box 1097 Tuskegee Institute, Alabama 36087.  All applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Awards Committee of the Tuskegee University Local Alumni Club.

The recipient of the scholarship award will receive a certificate awarding the scholarship during the awards ceremony at their local high school. Payment of the award will be to Tuskegee University for payment of tuition, books, lodging, meals or other University expenses. Payment will be made by the Tuskegee University Local Alumni Club through the Tuskegee University Business Office upon verification from CAENS designee that the requirements for the award have been successfully met.  All funds not used by the recipient(s) for academic support will be returned to the Tuskegee University Local Alumni Club.


Deadline: April 25, 2020

NAME: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Last, First, Middle

ADDRESS LOCAL: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS HOME: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SSN No. (last 4) or Driver's License # and State:____________________________________________________


Primary___________________________________________________ Secondary___________________________________________________________


1. Primary:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. Secondary:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


1. Major: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. Minor: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Graduate Degree: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. Doctorate: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


I have read, understand and meet the scholarship requirement listed in this application. Attached is a copy of my high school diploma, last academic grades and/or letter of acceptance to Tuskegee University.

Submitted By: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Date: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________