Scholarship Directory

The 2019-2020 scholarship cycle has closed. Applications for the next school year will be available in November 2020.

Scholarship Amount Number Available Eligibility Deadline

A. Joe Hemphill, Jr. Scholarship

Up to $2,500 renewable for 3 more years One Award

Graduating seniors of Charles D. Owen, Madison, or McDowell High Schools who are planning to attend a college or university in North Carolina or Tennessee.

Mar. 15, 2021

Asheville Wilbert Vault Service Scholarship

One-time $2,000 One Award

Residents of Western North Carolina who have chosen funeral service as a career path.

Mar. 15, 2021

Asheville Young Woman Leadership Award

One-time $1,000 One Award High school junior women who reside in Buncombe County and attend a public or private high school in Buncombe, the NC School of Science and Mathematics, or the UNC School of the Arts. Jan. 22, 2021

Cal and Carol Peddy Memorial Scholarship

One-time $1,500 One Award

Graduating seniors of Mountain Heritage High School.

Jan. 22, 2021

Captain John G. Gardner, USMC, Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Scholarship

One-time $1,000 Two Awards

Residents of the 18 westernmost counties who are graduating seniors of a WNC public or private high school or certified home school, and who are relatives of active duty, decorated Viet Nam Veterans.

Jan. 22, 2021

Charles C. and Suzanne R. McKinney Scholarship

$5,000 renewable for 3 more years One Award

Graduating seniors of Mitchell High School. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Jan. 22, 2021

Charlie R. and Charles J. Silver Family Scholarship

One-time $1,500 Two Awards

Employees of Silver Line and children and grandchildren of Silver-Line employees who have completed one year of service at the time of application.

Mar. 15, 2021

Chattooga Club Scholarship

One-time of up to $3,500 Four Awards

Employees of the club as of the date of award, in at least a 2nd season of employment and a senior in a high school or a secondary school graduate.

July 9, 2021

Chuck D. Hargrove Memorial Scholarship

One-time $1,000 One Award

Graduating senior of Tuscola High School.

Jan. 22, 2021

Dorothy Peek Scholarship for New Morgan Hill Baptist Church

One-time of up to $5,000 Three Awards

Children of members of New Morgan Hill Baptist Church in Candler, NC, who are between age 17 and 23 and who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or technical program in the U.S.

Mar. 15, 2021

Dr. Brian Ling Memorial Scholarship

One-time $2,000 Two Awards

Graduating public and private high school seniors whose primary residence is in Buncombe County and who are interested in pursuing higher education in any healthcare field.

Jan. 22, 2021

Elda C. Penny - Graham County Woman's Club Scholarship

One-time $1,000 One Award

Graduating seniors of Robbinsville High School.

Jan. 22, 2021

Frank and Alan Bruckner Scholarship

One-time $1,000 One Award

Graduating senior of A.C. Reynolds High School.

Jan. 22, 2021

Gene and Lee Meyer Scholarship

$3,000 renewable for 3 more years Two Awards

Graduating public high school seniors from Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties and the Qualla Boundary. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and preference will be given to students with financial need, to Native American Indians, and to anyone transitioning out of foster care.

Jan. 22, 2021

Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship Programs – Harry W. Clarke Award

$2,000 renewable for 3 more years One Award

Graduating seniors from any public high school or certified home school in the 29-county Western North Carolina region to attend an accredited US four-year college or university.

Jan. 22, 2021

Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship Programs – William A. Hart Award

$1,000 renewable for one more year One Award

Graduating seniors from any public school or certified home school in the 29-county Western North Carolina region to attend accredited US two-year community college.

Jan. 22, 2021

Heffington Scholarship

One-time of up to $2,500 Four Awards

Qualified graduates or graduating high school seniors, including those in a certified home school, who are members of the Cashiers or Highlands communities. Recipients must plan to attend an accredited U.S. college, university, community college, or vocational school full-time.

Mar. 15, 2021

Irving Jacob Reuter Award

$7,500 renewable for 3 more years One Award

Open to applicants with superior academics, leadership and community service, whose primary residence is in Buncombe or Madison County, and who are seniors in public schools in Buncombe or Madison County or the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) or the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).

Jan. 22, 2021

Joanna Cornerstone Ministries Scholarship Fund

One-time $1,500 One Award

This fund shall provide scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors in Cherokee, Clay or Graham counties in recognition of merit, character, leadership, service and financial need. Residents of Cherokee, Clay or Graham county. High school seniors who are home schooled or attend the UNCSA, NCSSM, or Tri-County Early College are also eligible.

Jan. 22, 2021

John Francis Amherst Cecil Scholarship

One-time $2,000 8 Awards

Dependents of current year-round full-time and flex employees of The Biltmore Company, who have completed one year of service.

Mar. 15, 2021

Johneen Roth Epstein Scholarship

One-time $500 One Award

Rising sophomore, junior, or senior Brevard College student who is committed to the serious study of vocal music.

Jan. 22, 2021

Leroy Ripper Scholarship

One-time $1,000 One Award

Graduating high school seniors whose primary residence is in Cherokee County or in Clay County.

Jan. 22, 2021

Lynn Brown Slater Memorial Scholarship

One-time $3,000 One Award

Graduating seniors of Ashe County High School.

Jan. 22, 2021

Marilyn Lester and William Lester Scholarship

$10,000 renewable for 3 more years Two Awards
Graduating seniors of Asheville High School planning to attend one of the specified state institutions in North Carolina: Appalachian State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Asheville, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Wilmington or Western Carolina University.
Jan. 22, 2021

Mary R. Hemphill Scholarship

Up to $2,500 renewable for 3 more years Two Awards

Applicants must be graduates of Western North Carolina's Charles D. Owen High School, Madison High School, or McDowell High School, and currently attending a college or university in North Carolina or Tennessee, and engaged in a course of study leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, with a strong preference for students with demonstrated interest in working with large animals.

June 4, 2021