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Bain Henderson Scholarship Fund

The following biography was written at the time of this scholarship establishment; some information may not be up to date:

Bain Henderson graduated from UNCG in 1913. After a long illness, she died November 11, 1988 in Gastonia, North Carolina. She chose to remember the University in her will by providing a portion of her estate to establish the Bain Henderson Scholarship Fund at UNCG. She was both a schoolteacher and a secretary, having taught school in Bessemer City, North Carolina and later working in the office of the Carolina Dyeing and Winding Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Additionally, she worked for a short time at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Miss Henderson gave generously and willingly of herself to her church, the First Presbyterian Church, in Mount Holly, North Carolina. She was active in the Women of the Church, the Sunday School program, both as a teacher and a pupil, and she was a charter member of Circle No. 4, better known as the Business Women’s Circle. Always interested in music, she played the organ at the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Holly. She was their first organist in the present Sanctuary Building, which was completed and first used on Mother’s Day in 1928. She led the choir, chose the music, and planned special programs at Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and many other times. Through her music, she has enriched the lives of many people.