UNC Charlotte And UCPS Partner To Announce Scholarship In Honor Of Ellis “Reed” Parlier

CHARLOTTE, NC — On Thursday, October 24th, UNC Charlotte and the Parlier family will announce a new memorial scholarship to celebrate Reed’s life and mark the impact he had on his college community.

Reed was a 2017 Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA) graduate.

Students in the CATA Information Technology Academy will receive first preference for the scholarship, which is being funded by the generous contribution of an anonymous donor and friends of the Parlier family. The four-year scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to pursue a B.S. in Computer Science, with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics or Gaming.

The funds will be administered by the UNC College of Computing and Informatics and recipients who best meet the criteria established by the donor will be selected by a scholarship committee.

The announcement is scheduled for October 24th at 10:30am at CATA on Brewer Drive in Monroe. The Parlier family, UNC staff, CATA students, and Union County Public Schools staff and Board of Education members will be in attendance.

On April 30, 2019, Reed and Riley Howell were shot and killed when a gunman opened fire inside a Kennedy Building classroom on UNC Charlotte’s campus. Four other students were injured in the shooting.