Number Of Awards
Jan. 25, 2019
The Leroy Ripper Scholarship Fund provides scholarship awards to graduating public high school seniors whose primary residence is in Cherokee County or in Clay County. Those who attend the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the UNC School of the Arts High School, Tri-County Early College High School, or a home school registered with the NC Department of Non-Public Education are also eligible, as long as they are legal residents of one of the two counties mentioned above. Recipients must plan to attend an accredited U.S. college, university, community college, or vocational school full-time.
The Community Foundation scholarships will be awarded without regard to age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious belief, or any other characteristic protected by law.
graduating senior whose primary residence is in Cherokee or Clay County, and who demonstrates:
academic promise (measured by class rank, GPA, SAT scores);
- participation in community service
- leadership skills
- good character.
Applicants need not be top of the class, but rather show academic promise, a commitment to community service, and possess leadership skills. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated financial need.
To apply, students must complete an application online. The application, with required attachments, must be submitted online on or before the deadline. Click here to apply.
The scholarship program is administered by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. Please direct any questions about this scholarship to the Foundation's Scholarship Officer, Lezette Parks, at firstname.lastname@example.org.