Frank and Alan Bruckner Scholarship

Alan Bruckner was a junior at A.C. Reynolds High School when he died unexpectedly in May 2001. He was a talented student, varsity athlete, and an extraordinary human being. He was a joyful, kind, giving person, and his death profoundly touched the A.C. Reynolds family. Alan loved being a students at Reynolds, and being part of the Reynolds community. He was deeply loved, and mourned, by his friends, classmates, teachers and coaches.

After his death, a memorial fund was established at The Community Foundation in his name. Contributions were used to establish a permanent scholarship fund for students at Reynolds High School. It is an expression of gratitude to the students, faculty and administration of A. C. Reynolds, for the love, guidance and care shown Alan during his high school years.

Following the death of Alan's father, Frank, in 2012, the family requested that the fund name be amended to include him, so the fund is now known as the Frank and Alan Bruckner Scholarship.


One-time $1,000

Number Of Awards

One Award


Jan. 20, 2023


A graduating senior of A.C. Reynolds High School who plans to pursue full-time higher education at any accredited college, university, community college or trade school within the U.S.

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

  • Strong moral character
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Motivation to succeed
  • Commitment to goals
  • Academic performance/ability as shown in grades and test scores
  • Community service (to school and the larger community)
  • Involvement in sports, with preference given to students on golf, track or soccer teams

To Apply

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.

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's Scholarship Officer, Lezette Parks, at

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