From humble beginnings
The Legacy of Faith, Family, Christian ethics, Work ethics, Community and Education began with Harrison R. Singletary, the patriarch of this family.
Up from humble and meager beginnings, the journey of Harrison and Azzie Bell began in Bladenboro, North Carolina, after matrimony in June of 1933. Initially Harrison was given one acre of land by his father that housed two small old buildings - one served as the bedroom and the other was used as the kitchen. The two buildings were connected by a walking board for easy access. Both buildings were heated by wood while kerosene lanterns provided flickering light during night. Harrison often worked by day until the sun set and by night using a lantern and an old "cranky and rebellious mule" to help him till the soil in preparation for the planting of various farm crops including soy beans, corn, wheat, peanuts, cucumbers, cotton, and tobacco. The farm also included livestock.... hogs and cattle that were used as food and financial subsistence. “Bell”, the name he affectionately called his wife, worked jointly with her husband on the farm, as much as possible, while maintaining the home front. Large vegetable gardens and chickens roving freely in closed pins, and at times in the yard, were common scenes that permiated this home landscape. When relatives and friends came to call, the doors of this home were open. The late night conversations, laughter, the smell of coffee, the cooked food and the sleep-overs made the home of Harrison and Azzie Bell a safe and inviting haven for many travelers.
As descendants of Harrison R. and Azzie Bell Singletary, we celebrate their memory and we are committed to perpetuating the principles that sustained them throughout their lives. Therefore, "The Legacy Lives On" through establishing the HR&AB Scholarship Fund.
Our goal is to raise $25,000 to be able to grant our first award.
NC A&T will match the scholarship endowment fund dollar-for-dollar with no maximum (aka 100% match).
What does this mean?
Once our initial goal of $25K is reached the endowment fund would become a $50K endowment.
- Monies donated will go directly to the scholarship fund established by the family and managed by NC A&T University.
- Each family, friend, or other person/s that makes a donation will receive a tax deduction receipt from NC A&T.
Please help us reach this goal. By doing so you are investing in the future of the youth in our communities.
Donate online using North Carolina A&T's secure form.
Your gift receipt will be mailed to you.
Mail Your Donation
Please make your check payable to:
NC A&T Foundation Inc.
Harrison R & Azzie Bell Singletary Endowed Scholarship
Kenneth E. Sigmon, Jr.
Vice Chancellor University Advancement
North Carolina A&T State University
Dowdy Administration Building
1601 E. Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411
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Trenton S. Lyons
Ashton T. Lyons
Dr. Saundra Singletary White
B.S. & M.S. Computer Science
William R Singletary
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology
Jenean White, MD
B.S. Computer Science
Bachelor of Science & Master of Science in Computer Science
Sport a science and fitness management
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
In Honor and Memory of Harrison R and Azzie Bell Singletary, the family establishes this Scholarship Fund.
“The Legacy Lives On”.