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Pilgrimage Scholarship

Queen City Tours® and Travel establishes its Pilgrimage Scholarship in memory of Pastor Jeff Lowrance of Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Civil Rights Hero Dr. Reginald Armistice Hawkins. The dual purpose of the scholarship is to invest in the minds of our future generations as well as foster increased interest in preserving history through education.

Recipients are chosen by the staff of Queen City Tours® and Travel. They must be a Sophomore enrolled full-time in a two-year degree program, or a Junior or Senior enrolled full-time in a four-year degree program, and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

The past awardees are listed below by year. Click on the photos for biographical information.

Help support this scholarship by purchasing a seat or seats for an underprivileged youngster on our next event.
Click here to purchase your seat(s).
Then email your receipt to Pilgrimage Scholarship Seat Donation!

Special Thanks To The Following Seat Donors!

Books By Popular Demand

Learn more detailed information on the intriguing history of the Queen City!

Charlotte From A Tour Guide's Perspective

Charlotte From A Tour Guide's Perspective!

This book reads and unfolds just as our tours have been conducted thousands of times since 1993 in Uptown/Downtown/Center City Charlotte. The two early suburbs of Dilworth and Myers Park are covered in the book More Charlotte From A Tour Guide’s Perspective to the right.

More Charlotte From A Tour Guide's Perspective

More Charlotte From A Tour Guide's Perspective!

Ride along on a tour of the Queen City as we discover and uncover the good, bad, and surprising nuggets of Charlotte's history as it relates to North Carolina, the United States, and England. This edition covers the Dilworth/South End (oldest) and Myers Park (old money) suburbs developed in the late 1800's to early 1900's.

Black Charlotte From A Tour Guide's Perspective

Black Charlotte From A Tour Guide's Perspective!

An unforgettable tour/journey into Charlotte's "rich" Black heritage to include the good, the bad, and surprising nuggets of Queen City History dating back to the 18th Century until 2018. This book unfolds in the same fashion as the QCT Charlotte Black/African-American Heritage Tour created in 1992 and may cause you to laugh, cry, rejoice, reflect, wonder, disagree, or get angry.

Queen Charlotte to Meghan Markle

Queen Charlotte to Meghan Markle!

Before Meghan Markle's recent disclosure of Racism in the Royal family of England during her sit down with media mogul Oprah Winfrey, there once lived a Queen who experienced some of the same indifference long before this age of Regular and Cable TV and Social Media! #meghanmarkle #queencharlotte #oprahwinfrey #racism #royalfamily #england

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