This endowment was established in memory of two African-American pioneers, Lacy T. Haith (Educator) and James V. Miller (Master Mason). It is awarded to deserving African-American students enrolled in any curriculum program. Mr. Haith came to Asheville to teach in 1937. He taught carpentry and other vocational skills at Stephens-Lee High School. He also taught his students the value of a good education. Mr. Miller is noted for constructing many of Asheville’s graceful churches, public buildings, and homes that remain today. He worked for some of the top contractors before starting his company, Miller & Sons Construction, specializing in churches and commercial buildings. Both Haith and Miller were very influential figures in the African-American community.