GTCC Student Receives Next Step Scholarship from Crumley Roberts

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Margaret Lindley of Greensboro was recently presented with the Next Step Scholarship from Crumley Roberts.

Left to right: Dr. Randy Parker, GTCC President; Margaret Lindley, Scholarship Winner; Jason Knight, Crumley Roberts Community Involvement Specialist; Chris Roberts, Crumley Roberts President & CEO

Margaret Lindley of Greensboro was recently presented with the Next Step Scholarship from Crumley Roberts. The Next Step Scholarship is awarded to community college students planning to transfer to an accredited four-year college or university.

Lindley was selected as a scholarship recipient based on her essay response to the issue of distracted driving, particularly in young drivers, plaguing our nation. She proposed changes to drivers’ education to teach more students how to drive using manual transmission vehicles. Since manual transmission vehicles require more concentration, Lindley supposed drivers will be less likely to focus on distractions like cell phones.

Lindley was one of seven students to receive scholarships from Crumley Roberts this spring. To select the scholarship recipients, essays were judged by an independent and diverse panel of accomplished professionals and community leaders. Only six scholarships were originally planned; however, due to the number of exemplary applicants, Crumley Roberts decided to award an additional scholarship.

Lindley is a graduate of Guilford Technical Community College and will attend North Carolina A&T State University in the fall, where she plans to pursue a degree in construction management. She was presented with her scholarship by Chris Roberts, President and CEO of Crumley Roberts. Also in attendance were Dr. Randy Parker, GTCC President, and Jason Knight, Community Involvement Specialist at Crumley Roberts.

“Our scholarship programs are an investment in the future,” said Chris Roberts, President and CEO of Crumley Roberts. “An investment not only in the lives of the recipients, but also in our communities. We believe these students are the leaders of tomorrow and we are proud to encourage their continued growth and success.”

Crumley Roberts is committed to helping students follow their educational goals through its scholarship programs. To date, the firm has awarded $175,000 in scholarships and technology to college-bound students.

Founded in 1989, Crumley Roberts, LLP, represents individuals in the areas of personal injury, drug injury, product liability, workers' compensation, and Social Security disability. The firm operates 14 offices in North Carolina and South Carolina. To learn more about the firm and its community relations activities, visit

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