Emily Lanier, daughter of Tyre Lanier of New Hill, N.C., has been awarded a Laurels Fellows Scholarship by the University of North Carolina at Asheville for the 2012-13 academic year. Lanier is a graduate of Holly Springs High School.
Laurels Fellows Scholarships are among UNC Asheville’s most prestigious merit-based scholarships. They are awarded to entering freshmen who demonstrate high academic achievement. The scholarship, which is renewable over four years, provides $3,000 a year toward tuition and fees, up to $5,500 in undergraduate research stipends, and funds for university-sponsored travel.
The University of North Carolina at Asheville, the only designated public liberal arts university in North Carolina, offers more than 30 majors ranging from chemistry, mathematics and environmental studies to art, new media and international studies. The university is known for its award-winning undergraduate research and humanities programs.