The Scholarship Information
The Name of the Scholarship Fund will be the W. Dean Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund.
W. Dean Taylor was the founding father of NCABANA. He was an undertaker by trade but was passionate about blacksmithing. He and a few others met in the Winston Salem area and talked about forming a group, hence NCABANA was started. Dean was in his shop in 1985 when he had a massive heart attack and dropped dead. This scholarship was established in his memory.
This scholarship can be awarded, by the board of NCABANA, to qualified members who meet the criteria specifed in the
"Scholarship Bylaws" document below. It provides financial assistence for Blacksmithing Education.