Rotary Club of Asheville - West / John Maggard Memorial Scholarship

John Maggard was a member of the Rotary Club of Asheville – West, from August 1, 1988 until December 31, 1996. For many years prior, he had served as the chair of the marketing department at Miami University of Ohio. When he moved to Asheville, Maggard joined the Rotary Club of Asheville – West, and became the primary moving force behind the establishment of its scholarship fund and programs. Maggard knew the importance of education in the modern world and worked tirelessly in seeing that young people had every opportunity to participate in the educational system. Upon his passing, the Club's board voted to name the scholarship given to students at Clyde A. Erwin High School as the John Maggard Memorial Scholarship in his honor, since it was the first scholarship that this Rotary Club had sponsored.


One-time $500

Number Of Awards

One Award


Jan. 21, 2022


The Rotary Club of Asheville – West / John Maggard Memorial Scholarship seeks to assist Clyde A. Erwin High School students with the continuation of their education. Students can be of average, good or excellent scholastic standing, so long as they can demonstrate the likelihood of success at their chosen post-secondary institutions. Applicants must be legal residents of Buncombe County, North Carolina, and enrolled seniors at Clyde A. Erwin High School.

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.

Selection Criteria

  • academic promise based on student's abilities
  • demonstrated financial need
  • a desire to succeed
  • evidence of involvement with school and community

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 online.

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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