It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make sure the scholarship fund is reaching out to as many communities as it can. We're fortunate to have some of the best dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.

Marsha Cooper, Recording Secretary

Patient Access Services at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Tarboro, NC

Certified in non-profit management

Fifteen plus years’ experience in Computer Technology.  Her intergrated knowledge and willingness of efforts is essential.

Learn more about the honoree, Leah S. Vines

The dream team.

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Vernon Vines


Graduate of University of NC, Chapel Hill NC, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry. He is employed with Pfizer Pharmaceutical Inc. Rocky Mount, NC as a Technical Data Receiver.


Travis Vines

​Vice President

Graduate of East Carolina University, Greenville NC.  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Owner/Operator of Triangle Imports,

3333 Capital Blvd.  Raleigh, NC

Other Board Members

​Leah S. Vines, Executive Director recently retired as National President of GW Carver Alumni Association. During her tenure as president, Carver became the leading high school alumni in the area. Prior to serving as National President she served as treasurer and secretary of the local chapter.  In her political career she served on the Pinetops Board of Commissioners for twelve consecutive years. She was employed with Puritan Sportswear as Head Supervisor, prior to Westinghouse and ABB Inc. totaling thirty-four years.  After retiring in 2000, she continued to work for ABB part-time until final retirement in 2012. She was self-employed as a licensed beautician prior to public work. She was married to the late Joe C. Vines of which three sons were born; Travis, the oldest  & twins, Victor and Vernon Vines. She is a member of Pine Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Pinetops, NC where Reverend William T. Keys is Pastor.  Served as President of the Host and Hostess Ministry for many years before retiring the position.

About Us

Katie Staton, Bylaws Chairperson

Retired Account Manager for Sprint

31 years’ experience in telecommunication

Tax Aid volunteer for AARP

Brings expert chairmanship and communication skills to the organization

The Leah S. Vines Scholarship Fund organization is now accepting applications. The deadline for submission is May 1st, annually. Click here for more information on eligibility, selection process, and scholarship value.

LSV Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to qualifying high school seniors to pursue their dreams through higher education at an accredited 4 year college or university.

History of the Leah S. Vines Scholarship Fund

On November 7, 2015 seven people met at the 18 Seaboard Restaurant in Raleigh, NC.  The seven people present were Victor Vines, Travis Vines, Vernon Vines, Helen Collins, Marsha Cooper, Katie Staton and the honoree Leah S. Vines.  The purpose of the meeting was to establish the Leah S. Vines Scholarship Fund.  The scholarship fund, in the amount of $5,000, is from her three sons, presented to her at the Carver Alumni Banquet on July 4, 2015, where  she retired as the National President after serving eight consecutive years.  The Executive Director, Leah S. Vines, along with all board members bring extensive  experience and  records of  strong leadership to the organization. 

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, ​in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can as long as ever you can.

--John Wesley

Helen Collins, Treasurer

Retired Assistant Vice President BB&T Bank Market Leader for Rocky Mount Winstead Avenue Branch

Served as market leader for 20 years

Brings expedient experience in the financial area.

Victor Vines


Graduate of NC State University, Raleigh NC. Bachelors Degree in Environmental Design & Architecture

President/Owner of Vines Architecture

530 Hillsbourgh Street, Raleigh, NC.