2019 Scholarships

2019 Scholarship Offerings

The Coach Rick Wood Scholarship, a non-renewable $1,000 award, is granted annually to a West Henderson High School graduate, who will be pursuing a degree in Education at a two-year or four-year college or university.  Preference will be given to a student that has participated in at least one sport.
Student will:

  • graduate from West Henderson High School.
  • be pursuing a degree in Education at a two-year or four-year college or university.
  • have a good behavior record.
  • have a minimum “C” academic average.

Preference will be given to a student that has participated in at least one sport.

Requirements While in School
The student will provide the Foundation with information about their enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

 

 

 

The Connie and Ricky Sparks Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior student from Hendersonville High School. The $3500 scholarship is awarded annually based on merit and need and is renewable for up to four years, to cover costs of tuition, room, board, and related educational costs.

Selection Criteria
The student will:

  • graduate from Hendersonville High School.
  • demonstrate good character and ethics.
  • exhibit the true Bearcat Spirit.
  • exhibit a caring and giving attitude.
  • have a minimum C academic average.
  • demonstrate involvement in school activities.

Requirements While Enrolled
The student will maintain:

  • a C average or better.
  • regular contact with the scholarship provider and provide the Foundation about enrollment, grades and academic status.
  • good standing at the college in two areas, Academics and Student Conduct

Note: This is a paper application that can be retrieved from your counselor. It is not available in the online portal. 

Requirements While in School
The student will provide the Foundation with information about their enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

 

The Community Tennis Association is awarded to two students graduating from a Henderson County High School. It was started in 2018 by the Community Tennis Association and is intended to help a student that has participated in a varsity tennis program through their high school. The non-renewable scholarships will be for $1000 each, awarded for one year, and can be used to cover supplemental college tuition and/or fees.

Selection Criteria

Student will:

  • be a graduating senior from a public, private, or home school in Henderson County.
  • have participated in a varsity tennis program through their high school.
  • be accepted at a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university.
  • demonstrate financial need.
  • have a positive attitude toward peers and administration.
  • be actively involved in extracurricular and volunteer activities.

Requirements While Enrolled in College

The student will:
  • maintain a full-course load (12 credits per semester) or get approval from the Foundation.
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • provide the Foundation with information about their enrollment, grades and academic status in a timely manner.

 

The Dr. Don Jones scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating senior from Henderson County planning to attend a four-year college. This is a one year, non-renewable scholarship for $500.

Selection Criteria
Student will:

  • be a graduating senior from a Henderson County Public High School.
  • attend a four-year college.
  • be in the top 10% of his/her class.
  • be well-rounded, excelling academically and involved in a number of school and/or community activities.
  • demonstrate financial need.

Requirements While Enrolled
Student will:

  • keep the Foundation informed on enrollment, grades and academic status.
  • achieve at least a “C” average for the first semester.

 

 

The Education First Scholarship is open to any Hendersonville High School senior who is an undocumented or DACA student who plans to further their education.  This scholarship is for $1000 and is renewable for a second year

Qualifications:
Student will:

  • be a Hendersonville High School senior expected to graduate in June 2018.
  • be an undocumented or DACA student.
  • have plans to further their education.

Requirements while enrolled in school:
Student will maintain contact with the Foundation regarding enrollment and academic status.

Note: This is a paper application that can be retrieved from your counselor. It is not available in the online portal. 

 

The Emil F. Hager Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate from a Henderson County Public High School. This scholarship award will be in the amount of $1,000.r. This scholarship will be awarded based on financial need and academic record.

Qualifications
Student will:

  • Be a graduating senior from a Henderson County Public High School
  • Be accepted into a 4-year or 2-year college,
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Requirements While Enrolled in College
Student will provide the Foundation with proof of enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

The Hendersonville Lions have served the Hendersonville Community since 1938, improving the quality of life of visually impaired residents, supporting youth activities and helping provide food for those in need. The Lions motto is “We Serve.”

The Hendersonville Lions Scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior student planning to attend a community/technical college, college or university. Eligible candidates will pursue studies toward eye care, eye research, hearing, or other health related areas and come from one of the following high schools in Henderson County: East Henderson High School, Hendersonville High School, North Henderson High School, West Henderson High School, Career Academy or Hendersonville Early College. The scholarship will be for $1,000, awarded for one year and be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Qualifications
The successful applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduating from one of the 6 High Schools
  • Demonstrate acceptance to attend a community/technical college, college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate financial need

Requirements while enrolled in college

  • The student will maintain at least an overall B average while in pursuit of a college degree directed toward eye care, eye research, hearing, or other health related areas, and
  • Maintain regular contact with the scholarship committee and/or HCEF officials, including providing proof of progress, grades and other eligibility requirements.

 

The Historic Johnson Farm Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate from a Henderson County Public High School. This renewable scholarship award will be in the amount of $1,000 and will be renewable for up to four years at $1,000/year. This scholarship will be awarded based on financial need and academic record.

Qualifications
Student will:

  • Graduate from a Henderson County Public High School
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0,
  • demonstrate ability and interest in agriculture, education, natural resources, natural/environmental sciences or engineering,
  • be accepted into a 4-year or 2-year college,
  • major in agriculture, education, natural resources, natural/ environmental sciences, history or engineering,
  • be a US citizen, and
  • demonstrate financial need.

Requirements While Enrolled in College
Student will provide the Foundation with proof of enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

 

The Hunter Automotive Group Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate from a Henderson County Public High School. The Hunter Automotive Group Scholarship is a full-ride (tuition and books covered) to the Blue Ridge Community College for their Automotive Technology: Diploma Program.  More information about the Blue Ridge Program can be found at http://www.blueridge.edu/academics/automotive-systems-technology-diploma-program.  Upon successful completion of the program, the recipient will be guaranteed an Automotive Technician position at Hunter Automotive.

Qualifications
Student will:

  • Be a graduating senior from a Henderson County Public School
  • GPA of 2.7 of higher.
  • Demonstrate strong academic, athletic, and interpersonal skills.
  • Active and in good standing in either a team sport or civic organization while in school.
  • Strong math and communication skills.
  • Good attendance record.
  • Provide at least two letters of recommendation from faculty or community leaders.

Requirements While Enrolled in College

Student will provide the Foundation with proof of enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

 

 

 

The Hunter Automotive Group Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate from a Henderson County Public High School. The Hunter Automotive Group Scholarship is a full-ride (tuition and books covered) to the Blue Ridge Community College for their Collision Repair: Diploma Program.  More information about the Blue Ridge Program can be found at http://www.blueridge.edu/academics/automotive-systems-technology-diploma-program.  Upon successful completion of the program, the recipient will be guaranteed a position at Hunter Automotive.

Qualifications
Student will:

  • Be a graduating senior from a Henderson County Public School
  • GPA of 2.7 of higher.
  • Demonstrate strong academic, athletic, and interpersonal skills.
  • Active and in good standing in either a team sport or civic organization while in school.
  • Strong math and communication skills.
  • Good attendance record.
  • Provide at least two letters of recommendation from faculty or community leaders.

Requirements While Enrolled in College

Student will provide the Foundation with proof of enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

 

 

 

 

The John P. Wold College Scholarships will be awarded to one graduating senior student planning to attend a community or technical college from each of the following Henderson County public high schools: East Henderson High School, Hendersonville High School, North Henderson High School, and West Henderson High School. The total scholarship value is $5,000 and will be awarded over 2 years.

Selection Criteria
The successful applicants will:

  • demonstrate acceptance to attend a community or technical college.
  • have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0.
  • demonstrate financial need.

Requirements While Enrolled
The student will:

  • maintain an overall B average or better while in pursuit of an Associate’s degree or in a college transfer program.
  • maintain regular contact with the scholarship committee and/or Foundation officials, including providing proof of progress, grades and other eligibility requirements.
  • have no criminal record and will certify abstinence from drug and alcohol use.

 

 

The Jones Family Scholarship is for a graduate of North Henderson High School. Awarded annually and renewable for up to two years, the scholarship award is for $500, renewable for a second year.

Selection Criteria
Student will:

  • be a graduating senior from North Henderson High School
  • demonstrate financial need.
  • have a weighted GPA of 2.75 or greater.
  • plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college.
  • have demonstrated leadership, a desire to help others, and a giving spirit.
  • plan on a career in business.

Requirements While Enrolled
Recipient will provide the Foundation with information about their enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

The Kate-Lee Family Scholarship was established in 2017 and will be awarded annually to a graduating senior from Henderson County Career Academy. This is a one year, non-renewable scholarship for $1,000.

Selection Criteria
Student will:

  • The recipient shall be a graduating senior from the Career Academy.
  • Recipient shall have a minimum weighted GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.
  • Recipient shall demonstrate a positive attitude and be an active participant in the community

Requirements While Enrolled
Student will:

  • Keep the Foundation informed on enrollment, grades and academic status.
  • Maintain a 2.0 average GPA for the first semester.

 

The Kyle Shirlin Art Scholarship is available for a promising visual arts or photography student who will be majoring in the visual arts or photography while attending a college or university. The one-year, non-renewable award in the amount of $1000 was established in 2016 to provide support to one graduating senior, or a recent graduate from 2016, 2017 or 2018 from any Henderson County Public High School.  An emphasis will be placed on artistic ability and recommendation from the Visual Arts teacher in selection of the recipient.

Selection Criteria
The successful applicant will:

  • Be a 2016, 2017, 2018  or 2019 graduate from a Henderson County Public High School.
  • Be nominated for consideration by the school’s visual arts teacher.
  • Major or study visual arts or photography while attending a community college, or an accredited-college or university.

Requirements While Enrolled in College
Student will provide the Foundation with reports of enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

The Lisa Jo Mummert Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to one graduate of West Henderson High School who has been a member of the WHHS band and will be attending Western Carolina University. Preference will be given to students planning to major in social work, nursing, or physical therapy, but all students who meet the band membership and WCU attendance requirements are encouraged to apply. This scholarship is for $500 for 1 year and is nonrenewable.

II. Qualifications
Student will:

  • graduate from West Henderson High School.
  • will attend Western Carolina University.
  • demonstrate the academic skills necessary to succeed in college studies.
  • demonstrate volunteer service work.
  • complete the online Application in full no later than the stated deadline.
  • have participated in school and or community activities.

Requirements While Enrolled in College
Student will provide the Foundation with information about enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

The Marker Science Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of a Henderson County public high school who will be majoring in Engineering or Computer Science at an accredited 4-year college or university. The $5,000 scholarship is renewable annually for up to 4 years. The applicant’s need for financial support in order to attend college will also be considered.

Qualifications
Student will:

  • be a graduating senior from a Henderson County Public High School
  • rank in the top 20% of their graduating class
  • have scored at or above 27 in math, at or above 27 in English, and at or above 27 composite on the ACT (comparable SAT scores are acceptable)
  • have applied for and been accepted into a 4-year college or university.
  • major in Engineering or Computer Science.
  • have no criminal record and will certify abstinence from drug and alcohol use.
  • complete the scholarship application in full no later than the stated deadline.
  • demonstrate participation in school and/or community activities.
  • demonstrate need for financial support to attend college.

Requirements While Enrolled in College
Student will:

  • maintain at least an overall B average while majoring in Engineering or Computer Science.
  • maintain regular contact with scholarship provider.
  • have no criminal record and will certify abstinence from drug and alcohol use.
  • provide the Foundation with information about enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

The Meredith Lauren Vaughn Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior from any of the four Henderson County public high schools or Early College High School who will be majoring in elementary education. The scholarship will be awarded for one year for $500 and is not renewable.
Selection Criteria

The successful applicant will:

  • have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0.
  • demonstrate good character.
  • have a commendable record of school and community activities.
  • be majoring in elementary education.
Requirements While Enrolled in College

The student will:
  • maintain a full-course load (12 credits per semester) or get approval from the Foundation.
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • provide the Foundation with information about their enrollment, grades and academic status in a timely manner.

 

The Mickey Marvin Scholarship Fund was Founded in July of 2016. The contributions and monies raised for the fund will benefit local athletes at the following Henderson County High Schools (East Henderson, Hendersonville High, North Henderson & East Henderson). The Mickey Marvin Scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior athlete from each of these schools. Each graduating senior will need to be accepted and planning to enroll at a 4 year accredited college or university. This $1,000 scholarship is non-renewable.

Selection Criteria:
The successful applicant will:

  • Be a graduating Varsity athlete at HHS, EHHS, NHHS, & WHHS.
  • Proof of acceptance and a plan to attend an accredited 4 year college or University.
  • A Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Possess leadership skills and display strong character
  • Have a positive attitude toward peers and administration
  • Actively participate in the community including school, and or church/civic activities.

Requirements while Enrolled in College: 

  • Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Work toward obtaining their degree
  • Student will provide the Foundation with reports of enrollment, grades and academic status.
  • Be in good standing with their university.
  • No criminal record or arrests.
  • Maintain abstinence from Drug or Alcohol Use
  • Exhibit Social Media Integrity

 

 

The Morris Kaplan Kiwanis Scholarship is awarded to deserving high school seniors in Henderson County based on academic performance and financial need that demonstrate personal qualities of integrity, honesty, commitment to a cause and community service. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a public or private high school or be home schooled. Payment for scholarship is made directly to the college or university in annual payments to the college or university over two (2). The total value of the scholarship is $2,500.

Requirements While Enrolled in College

Student will:

  • maintain at least an overall “C” average while enrolled.
  • maintain enrollment at a 2-year Community/Technical college or Certification program.
  • maintain regular contact with scholarship provider.
  • provide the scholarship provider with information about enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

The Morris Kaplan Kiwanis Scholarship is awarded to deserving high school seniors in Henderson County based on academic performance and financial need that demonstrate personal qualities of integrity, honesty, commitment to a cause and community service. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a public or private high school or be home schooled. Payment for scholarship is made directly to the college or university in annual payments to the college or university over four (4). The total value of the scholarship is $5,000.
Requirements While Enrolled in College

The student will:
  • maintain enrollment at a 4-year accredited college or university.
  • maintain at least an overall “C” (2.0) average.
  • maintain regular contact with scholarship provider.
  • provide the scholarship Kiwanis Club with information about enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

The Ruby Jones King Scholarship for Excellence is awarded annually to one student graduating from East Henderson High School.  It was started in 2016 by the family and friends of Ruby J. King on the occasion of her 90th birthday in appreciation for her outstanding success as a community leader, business woman, and supporter of youth and education. The $1,000 scholarship is nonrenewable.

Qualifications
Student will:

  • graduate from East Henderson High School.
  • have a 3.25 or higher weighted GPA.
  • apply and be accepted into an accredited 4-year college or 2-year college.
  • demonstrate service, dedication, leadership and perseverance in school and/or community activities.
  • demonstrate need for financial support to attend college.

Preference will be given to students from single parent homes or who are homeless.

Requirements While Enrolled in College
Student will provide the Foundation with reports of enrollment, grades and academic status.

 

 

The Tammy Belcher Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an East Henderson High School graduate who will be pursuing a degree in music and/or theater. This scholarship is for $2,000 for 1 year and is not renewable.

Qualifications
Student will:

  • graduate from an East Henderson High School.
  • have demonstrated a level of academic achievement that would predict success in college studies.
  • apply and be accepted into a 4-year college or university.
  • major in music and/or theater.
  • demonstrate participation in school and/or community activities.
  • demonstrate significant devotion to practice and/or activities related to the music or theater.

Requirements While Enrolled in College
Student will maintain regular contact with the Foundation, providing enrollment, academic progress and grade information.

 

 

 

The Wingate University Hendersonville Health Sciences Center “Future Leader in Healthcare Scholarship” scholarship will be awarded to one graduating seniors from each of the following Henderson County Public Schools who have a desire to enter a healthcare career: Early College, East Henderson, North Henderson, West Henderson, or Hendersonville High School.  The scholarship award amount will be $250 and will be made in a single payment for the fall semester.

Selection Criteria
Student will:

  • graduate from one of the five Henderson County public high schools listed above in June of the current academic year.
  • have a solid record in their academic studies and demonstrate excellence in sciences.
  • shall have a desire to pursue a career in the health sciences, as evidenced by science GPA and letter from school official or science teacher.
  • shall demonstrate core qualities of a leader especially with respect to citizenship and service.
  • apply and be accepted into 2-year or 4-year accredited college or university with an intended major in health sciences.
  • complete the online Application in full no later than the stated deadline.
Requirements While Enrolled in College

The student will:
  • maintain a full-course load (12 credits per semester) or get approval from the Foundation.
  • provide the Foundation with information about their enrollment, grades and academic status in a timely manner.