Charlie R. and Charles J. Silver Family Scholarship

The Charlie R. and Charles J. Silver Family Scholarship was established to honor the founders of Silver-Line Plastics Corporation. Begun in 1962 in the back of a small convenience store on Riverside Drive in Woodfin, North Carolina, Silver-Line is today one of the largest producers of plastics piping for residential water service in the entire country. Without the benefit of formal education or professional training, Charlie R. and his son, Charles J. Silver dedicated themselves to making the company an industry leader in technology and innovation – a tradition that continues today with the establishment of this scholarship. These men also instilled in their families the importance of hard work and a good education. It is in light of the vision of these two men that this scholarship was created to benefit the children of employees of the company.

The purpose of the Charlie R. and Charles J. Silver Family Scholarship is to assist employees and the children and grandchildren of employees of Silver-Line Plastics Corporation with the rising costs of higher education.


One-time $3,000

Number Of Awards

Two Awards


Mar. 1, 2024


For students who will attend any accredited, nonprofit college, university, community college, vocational or technical school within the U.S., on a full-time basis in the fall following the award. Preference will be given to North Carolina residents attending a school within the UNC consolidated system; to Oklahoma residents attending any public institutions operating under the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education or the Oklahoma State Board of Career and Technology Education; and to Florida residents attending a Florida State University system school. Scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply up to three times while working toward an undergraduate degree, if they continue to meet scholarship criteria.

Employees and children and grandchildren of Silver-Line employees with one year of completed service at the time of application are eligible to compete for this scholarship. At the time of application, the applicant must be a senior in a secondary school or doing equivalent work, or a secondary school graduate. All children of the officers of Silver-Line are ineligible for this scholarship.

CFWNC ensures that all scholarship recipients are selected on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis and that selections are based on specific guidelines and criteria for each fund.

Selection Criteria

  • academic achievement/potential
  • financial need
  • moral character
  • community service, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, work experience

To Apply

To apply, students must complete an application online. The application, with required attachments, must be submitted online on or before the deadline. Award Year 2024 closed.

Application Procedure

The scholarship program is administered by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. Please direct any questions about this scholarship to the foundation, at

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