The George M and Doris T Manuel scholarship was established in honor of George M. and Doris T. Manuel, who both were loyal and dedicated employees of Piedmont International University. Mr. Manuel served as a professor and librarian for many years before his premature death while Mrs. Manuel served in a variety of roles at Piedmont for 38 years. Following extensive military service in WWII as a commissioned officer, including time as a prisoner of war in Germany, George Manuel surrendered to the Lord and enrolled in Piedmont Bible College in 1948 accompanied by his new bride, Doris. Following graduation in 1953, he served on the staff at Piedmont during which time he completed a B.A. degree in history from Guilford College. Two months before he was to receive his Master of Library Science degree from UNC-CH, he was called home to be with the Lord in June 1963 at the age of 40. Doris, a young widow with three children, continued to serve in various capacities on the staff for more than 35 years, serving until the last year of her life, passing into the Lord’s presence in May 1999. George and Doris were exemplary in character, in their love for Christ, and in their loyal, devoted, dedicated service to Piedmont for a combined total of almost 50 years.
This scholarship should be granted annually to 2 students, one male and one female, preparing for full-time Christian service and meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled full time at Piedmont International University or Temple Baptist Seminary.
- Exhibits good scholarship by maintaining a 2.5 overall grade point average (GPA)
- Displays a strong Christian Service record
- Demonstrates exemplary conduct both on and off campus
- Proven financial need
The University Scholarship Committee will review the list of eligible students and based on the criteria identified above and award scholarships. Half will be awarded in the fall and half in the spring.