Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Amount Number Available Eligibility Deadline

Asheville Wilbert Vault Service Scholarship

One-time $2,000 One Award

Residents of Western North Carolina who have chosen funeral service as a career path.

Mar. 13, 2020

William Bradley Ayers Memorial Scholarship

One-time $1,000 One Award

Graduating senior member of the Asheville High School band.

Jan. 24, 2020

Nathaniel Ellis Cannady, Jr. Scholarship

$7,500 renewable for 3 more years Two Awards

Graduating public high school seniors from Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Rutherford and Yancey counties intending to study engineering, construction, project management or information technology.

Jan. 24, 2020

John Francis Amherst Cecil Scholarship

One-time $2,000 8 Awards

Dependents of current year-round full-time and flex employees of The Biltmore Company, who have completed one year of service.

Mar. 13, 2020

Chattooga Club Scholarship

One-time of up to $3,500 Four Awards

Employees of the club as of the date of award, in at least a 2nd season of employment and a senior in a high school or a secondary school graduate.

July 10, 2020

Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship Programs – William A. Hart Award

$1,000 renewable for one more year One Award

Graduating seniors from any public school or certified home school in the 29-county Western North Carolina region to attend a North Carolina two-year community college.

Jan. 24, 2020

Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship Programs – Harry W. Clarke Award

$2,000 renewable for 3 more years One Award

Graduating seniors from any public high school or certified home school in the 29-county Western North Carolina region to attend a North Carolina four-year college or university.

Jan. 24, 2020

Mike Davis Team Spirit Award

One-time $1,000 One Award

Graduating senior of Freedom High School who is a member of the Freedom High School boys or girls basketball team. The coaches of the teams are asked to nominate one (1) recipient.

Jan. 24, 2020

Johneen Roth Epstein Scholarship

One-time $500 One Award

Rising sophomore, junior, or senior Brevard College student who is committed to the serious study of vocal music.

Jan. 24, 2020

Captain John G. Gardner, USMC, Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Scholarship

One-time $1,000 Three Awards

Residents of the 18 westernmost counties who are graduating seniors of a WNC public or private high school or certified home school, and who are relatives of active duty, decorated Viet Nam Veterans.

Jan. 24, 2020

R. Walker Geitner III Memorial Scholarship

One-time $2,000 One Award

Graduate or graduating senior of Asheville High School who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in film, video production, visual or performing arts.

Jan. 24, 2020

Chuck D. Hargrove Memorial Scholarship

One-time $1,000 One Award

Graduating senior of Tuscola High School.

Jan. 24, 2020

Heffington Scholarship

One-time of up to $3,000 Four Awards

Qualified graduates or graduating high school seniors, including those in a certified home school, who are members of the Cashiers or Highlands communities, and will be attending a North Carolina state college or university or a North Carolina technical school.

Mar. 13, 2020

A. Joe Hemphill, Jr. Scholarship

Up to $2,500 renewable for 3 more years One Award

Graduating seniors of Charles D. Owen, Madison, or McDowell High Schools and planning to attend North Carolina State University or the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Mar. 13, 2020

Mary R. Hemphill Scholarship

Up to $2,500 renewable for 3 more years Two Awards

Applicants must be graduates of Western North Carolina's Charles D. Owen High School, Madison High School, or McDowell High School, and currently attending North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine or the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and engaged in a course of study leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, with a strong preference for students with demonstrated interest in working with large animals.

June 5, 2020

Yates L. and Louise D. Holland Scholarship

One-time $2,000 One Award

Graduating seniors of Eastern Randolph High School or East Rutherford High School with a preference for students who will attend UNC-Chapel Hill.

Jan. 24, 2020

Walter "Pop" Jarvis Scholarship

One-time $1,000 Two Awards

Graduating seniors of Avery County High School who plan to pursue full-time higher education.

Jan. 24, 2020

Joanna Cornerstone Ministries Scholarship Fund

One-time $1,500 One Award

This fund shall provide scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors in Cherokee, Clay or Graham counties in recognition of merit, character, leadership, service and financial need. Residents of Cherokee, Clay or Graham county. High school seniors who are home schooled or attend the UNCSA, NCSSM, or Tri-County Early College are also eligible.

Jan. 24, 2020

Marilyn Lester and William Lester Scholarship

$10,000 renewable for 3 more years Two Awards
Graduating seniors of Asheville High School planning to attend one of the specified state institutions in North Carolina: Appalachian State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Asheville, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Wilmington or Western Carolina University.
Jan. 24, 2020

Dr. Brian Ling Memorial Scholarship

One-time $2,000 Two Awards

Graduating public and private high school seniors whose primary residence is in Buncombe County and who are interested in pursuing higher education in any healthcare field.

Jan. 24, 2020

Leon C. and Grace E. Luther Scholarship

$2,000 renewable for 3 more years One Award

Graduating seniors of Andrews High School in Cherokee County.

Jan. 24, 2020

Charles C. and Suzanne R. McKinney Scholarship

$7,500 renewable for 3 more years One Award

Graduating seniors of Mitchell High School. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Jan. 24, 2020

Gene and Lee Meyer Scholarship

$3,000 renewable for 3 more years Two Awards

Graduating public high school seniors from Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties and the Qualla Boundary. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and preference will be given to students with financial need, to Native American Indians, and to anyone transitioning out of foster care.

Jan. 24, 2020

Roger W. Morrison Scholarship

One-time $1,000 One Award

Qualified employees, spouses of employees and children of employees of Pathologist's Medical Laboratory and Mission Hospitals Laboratories.

Mar. 13, 2020

Ruth Paddison Scholarship

One-time $2,000 Three Awards

Public high school seniors whose primary legal residence is in Madison County, who are eager to pursue a higher education, have demonstrated financial need and a good academic track record.

Jan. 24, 2020