North Carolina Alpha Epsilon Memorial Scholarship

The Alpha Epsilon Chapter of North Carolina was chartered by women educators in 1960 in Asheville to promote Alpha Delta Kappa's common goals of educational excellence, altruism, and worldwide understanding locally. In 1977 the Chapter awarded its first scholarship to assist a graduate who is a good student and suffers financial need. Since then Alpha Epsilon Chapter has presented an award every year.

Women educators in Jefferson City, Missouri founded Alpha Delta Kappa, Incorporated, an honorary sorority, in 1947. They later amended the charter in 1956 to provide international status. In Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1954, a state unit was organized to further the goals of Alpha Delta Kappa.

In the year 2000, the Alpha Epsilon Chapter directed The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) to create a permanent endowment fund, to be known as the North Carolina Alpha Epsilon Memorial Scholarship Fund. This is a fund to which donations may be made and from which scholarships will be awarded to Asheville and Buncombe County graduating high school female students.


One-time $750

Number Of Awards

One Award


Jan. 25, 2019


One graduating female senior from one of the following high schools on a rotational basis as follows: C.D. Owen (2019), Enka (2020), North Buncombe (2021), T.C. Roberson (2022), A.C. Reynolds (2023), Asheville High (2024), and C.A. Erwin (2025).

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.

Selection Criteria

  • Financial Need
  • Good Character- Academic ability/achievement
  • Contributions to school and community as demonstrated by community service, work experience and/or extracurricular activities

Application Procedure

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

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