Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Amount Number Available Eligibility Deadline

A. Joe Hemphill, Jr. Scholarship

Up to $3,000 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. 1, 2024

Asheville Wilbert Vault Service Scholarship

One-time $2,000 Two Awards

Residents of the 18 counties of Western North Carolina who have chosen funeral service as a career path.

Mar. 1, 2024

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. 8, 2024

Cal and Carol Peddy Memorial Scholarship For Mountain Air Pilots Association

One-time $2,000 Two Awards

Graduating seniors of Mountain Heritage High School.

Jan. 22, 2024

Captain John G. Gardner, USMC, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Scholarship

One-time $1,000 Three 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 Vietnam Veterans.

Jan. 22, 2024

Celo Health Education Corporation Dr. Elpenor Ohle Scholarship Fund

One-time $1,000 One Award

This Fund shall provide scholarship awards to eligible employees of Mountain Community Health Partnership, Incorporated, a North Carolina non-profit corporation, who desire to further their education in health-related services.

Mar. 1, 2024

Charles C. and Suzanne R. McKinney Scholarship

$7,500 renewable for 3 more years One Award

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

Jan. 22, 2024

Charlie R. and Charles J. Silver Family Scholarship

One-time $3,000 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. 1, 2024

Chattooga Club Scholarship

One-time of up to $7,500 Four Awards

Employees of the club as of the date of award and a senior in a high school or a secondary school graduate.

July 12, 2024

Chuck D. Hargrove Memorial Scholarship

One-time $1,000 One Award

Graduating senior of Tuscola High School.

Jan. 22, 2024

Dorothy Peek Scholarship for New Morgan Hill Baptist Church

One-time of up to $7,500 Four 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. 1, 2024

Dr. Brian Ling Memorial Scholarship

One-time $2,000 Three 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, 2024

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

One-time $2,000 One Award

Graduating seniors of Robbinsville High School.

Jan. 22, 2024

Gene and Lee Meyer Scholarship

$3,000 renewable for 3 more years Three 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, 2024

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 NC four-year college or university.

Jan. 22, 2024

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 NC two-year community college.

Jan. 22, 2024

Heffington Scholarship

One-time of up to $4,000 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. 1, 2024

Irving Jacob Reuter Award

$15,000 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, 2024

Joanna Cornerstone Ministries Scholarship Fund

One-time $2,000 Two Awards

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, 2024

John Francis Amherst Cecil Scholarship

One-time $2,000 Eight Awards

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

Mar. 1, 2024

Leon C. and Grace E. Luther Scholarship

$2,000 renewable for 3 more years One Award

Graduating seniors of Andrews High School in Cherokee County.

Jan. 22, 2024

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, 2024

Lynn Brown Slater Memorial Scholarship

One-time $3,500 One Award

Graduating seniors of Ashe County High School or Ashe Early College High School.

Jan. 22, 2024

Marilyn Lester and William Lester Scholarship

$10,000 renewable for 3 more years Three 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, 2024

Martha Guy Educational Fund Scholarship

One-time $3,500 Two Awards

Avery County residents that will be graduating seniors or have graduated Avery County High School, a charter school in Avery county, or a certified homeschool program in Avery County or have completed their GED.

March 1, 2024