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P.J. Briggs Scholarship

What is it? 

The P.J. Briggs Memorial Scholarship was established to honor its namesake, a former UNC Charlotte student who was heavily involved in both his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha and in University Recreation, before his death in an automobile accident in 1993. The Briggs family established the memorial scholarship, which helps support the role recreation plays in fostering healthy living and academic excellence among college students.

Funding provides the opportunity for UREC to offer 1 - $5,000 scholarship annually to honor an exceptional student involved in University Recreation programs and activities. 

Who is eligible?

  • Undergraduate students who will be classified as a Junior or Senior for Fall of 2023
  • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA 
  • Must be active in University Recreation
  • Must hold a part-time job

Deadline to Apply?

Application now open for the 2022-2023 year! Deadline to apply is April 1, 2023. Click here to apply!

How do I make a direct donation?

  • Access the Donor Relations donation page (
  • Under the Area of interest boxes, use the search bar to find PJ Briggs Endowment Fund
  • Check the box next to the fund and click on the credit card box to continue through the donation process


2022 Recipient

The 2022 P.J. Briggs Scholarship recipient is Elizabeth Buie. The Department is honored to give the scholarship to such a deserving individual.