Scholarship Funds

Mary Beth Thomas, pictured here with Scholarship Officer Lezette Parks, received the Charles C. and Suzanne R. McKinney Scholarship and the Clyde and Mildred Wright Endowment Fund Scholarship for a total value of $32,000 over four years.

What is a Scholarship Fund?

The Foundation offers several options for donors who are interested in supporting educational opportunities for deserving students across our region. Gifts of any amount to support scholarship awards to high school students may be made to the Foundation's Fund for Scholarships. With a gift of $25,000 or more, you may create a named scholarship fund with awards made through the Foundation's WNC Regional Scholarship program. With a gift of $100,000 or more, you may create a named fund with your preferred selection criteria and a customized selection committee.

Email our development staff about creating a Scholarship Fund.

Learn more about our scholarship program.

Create a scholarship fund when you want to support students but don't want to manage a scholarship program or select recipients on your own.