Theresa Perez Memorial Scholarship

The Theresa Perez Memorial Scholarship has been established to support graduate students in the Department of Middle, Secondary and K-12 Education. To date, $10,191 has been raised in memory of Theresa. Please help us reach our $10,000 goal.

Thank You!

December 19, 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 


I am pleased to announce that we have reached our crowdfunding goal of $10,000 to create the Dr. Theresa Perez Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Cato College of Education. Thank you to everyone who supported this effort to honor Dr. Perez in this way. My colleagues and I are filled with joy to know that her legacy will live on through this memorial scholarship. This fund will honor her life's work and commitment to equity and social justice in education. Winners of this scholarship each year will join a unique program that will prepare them to be transformative teacher leaders and advocates for immigrant communities in North Carolina. 


Currently, this fund will allow the Cato College of Education to give one $1,000 award each year for the next ten years. Join us now in reaching our new goal of $25,000 to fully endow this memorial scholarship fund in honor of Dr. Perez. 





Lan Kolano, Ph.D. | Professor 

UNC Charlotte | Cato College of Education Dept. of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education

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