Meredith College Selects Four Incoming Students for Top Scholarships

Four students in the incoming Class of 2028 have been selected to receive Meredith College’s top scholarship.

These students are recipients of the Meredith Full-Ride Merit Scholarship, in recognition of their academic achievement, leadership, service, and character.

Recipients are Laycie Eastwood, Hannah Larbi, Gianna Pasquale, and Evelyn Roddy. 

Laycie Eastwood, of Farmville, N.C., is a senior at Farmville Central High School. Her school activities included SGA secretary, membership in the National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Young Life, and FCA. She is a student-athlete in four sports: softball (two-year captain), volleyball (captain), basketball, and winter track and field. Eastwood plans to major in health, exercise and sport sciences while working toward her goal of becoming a physical therapist. She has committed to Meredith’s Avenging Angels softball team.

Hannah Larbi, of Amanafrom, Ghana, is a graduate of Holy Child Senior High School whose community involvement has focused on healthcare. She is the co-founder of the Young Educated Students Club, which focuses on empowering young women, and organized fundraisers for the Health Shield Foundation to fight malaria. Larbi spent her gap year working on public health research in support of her career goal of becoming a physician. She is interested in Meredith’s pre-med and public health programs. 

Gianna Pasquale, of Apex, N.C., is a homeschooled student who has also completed dual enrollment courses at her local community college. She holds leadership positions in multiple clubs for homeschooled students, including the National Homeschool Honor Society, and is editor and designer for the Association of Roman Catholic Homeschoolers Yearbook Committee. Pasquale is active in her church and community, including serving as a lector at Our Lady of Lourdes and as a freelance journalist for the Diocese of Raleigh. She is interested in a career as a writer or journalist and plans to major in English or communication.

Evelyn Roddy, of Raleigh, N.C., is a senior at Saint Mary’s School where she is a member of the National Honor Society and a field hockey player. She participated in the Saint Mary’s School Young Women’s Leadership Institute and was a volunteer at the RetailNOW tradeshow and conference. Roddy is a longtime volunteer at local food banks and has served her school as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ambassador and admissions ambassador. She plans to major in business administration at Meredith in preparation for a career in business.

About the Full-Ride Merit Scholarship
The Full-Ride Merit Scholarship covers the entire cost of attendance. The total value of the award is approximately $230,000 over four years and includes:

  • Tuition, fees, food, and on-campus housing
  • Books, fees, and supplies
  • A stipend towards a study abroad experience of your choice
  • Travel with the president of the College and/or other College representatives
  • Admission to Meredith’s Honors Program

Learn more about Meredith College scholarship opportunities 

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330
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