Nathaniel Ellis Cannady, Jr., has been a resident of Asheville since 1951, when he came to work in the electrical contracting business with the M. B. Haynes Electrical Corporation. Over the years the company added general construction, heating and cooling, plumbing and other construction-related businesses to the corporation, making M. B. Haynes Corporation the multifaceted construction company it is today.
Mr. Cannady established this scholarship as a means to help local students who wish to pursue a career in the engineering or construction industry, fields that have provided Mr. Cannady and his family with an engaging, beneficial and enjoyable lifestyle.
As part of giving back to the community, Mr. Cannady now wishes to make this opportunity available to the area's young people.
$5,000 renewable for 3 more years
Number Of Awards
Jan. 21, 2022
Scholarships, renewable for up to three more years, are available to graduating public high school seniors from schools located in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Rutherford and Yancey counties. Students who are legal residents of any one of those counties who are attending the NC School of Science and Mathematics are also eligible.Students must be planning to attend college in the fall following the award and be enrolled in a full-time course of study. Students may attend any accredited U.S. 2-year community college or 4-year college or university of their choice. PLEASE NOTE: In order to qualify, applicants must be intending to study engineering, construction, project management or information technology.
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.
Academic ability/achievement, as determined by
- a minimum of 3.0 weighted GPA
- good performance on standardized tests (SAT or ACT)
- class rank in the top 30%
Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.
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 online.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.