Maude Williams Griffis Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Mrs. Rebecca Lane Payne to honor long time friend, caregiver, teacher and healer, Maude Williams Griffis, whose dream of being a nurse lead her to devote her life to the care of others regardless of a lack of formal training. With only a third grade education, Mrs. Griffis successfully raised five generations of the Payne family and along the way became the most cherished member of the family. These scholarships are intended to celebrate the spirit, tenacity, compassion and humor with which Mrs. Griffis has lived her life. Scholarships will support tuition, fees and books for a female African American student pursuing a degree in nursing at Wake Tech.