2021 Scholarships

2021 Scholarship Offerings

The Ann Mullican Scholarship was established in 2019 by the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists in honor of Ann Mullican. Student will:

  • graduate from one of the six county high schools
  • be pursuing a two or four year degree in textiles or related Fiber Arts program
  • demonstrate financial need

Requirements While in School

  • recipient must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • The student will provide the Foundation with information about their enrollment, grades and academic status.      

The scholarship is in memory of Jessie Cassada and Michael McDowell, both graduates of East Henderson High School. The scholarship is for $1,000 and nonrenewable.

Qualifications

Student will:

  • graduate from East Henderson High School
  • have been/be active in ROTC.
  • apply and be accepted into an accredited college or university.
  • demonstrate participation and leadership in school and community activities.
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Requirements While Enrolled in College
Student will provide the Foundation with proof of enrollment, grades and academic status.

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 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 $1,500 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 of the current academic year.
  • 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. 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 two graduating senior students 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 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 focused on supported a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) student. The scholarship will be for $1,000, awarded for one year and be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Selection Criteria
Student will:

  • be a graduating senior from North Henderson High School
  • be a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) student
  • demonstrate financial need
  • have a weighted GPA of 2.75 or greater.
  • plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college.

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 Kathleen Leckie Memorial Scholarship was established in January 2020 by the Clear Creek Elementary Staff & Kathleen Leckie Family after her sudden passing. This scholarship will be awarded to one female graduating senior from any of the six Henderson County Public High Schools who attended Clear Creek Elementary and will be majoring in education or nursing. The scholarship will be awarded for one year for $1,000 and is not renewable.

Selection Criteria
The successful applicant will:

  • be a female that attended Clear Creek Elementary.
  • be pursuing a two or four year degree in education or nursing.
  • have a minimum weighted GPA of 2.5.
  • demonstrate financial need.

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 2.5.
  • provide the Foundation with information about their enrollment, grades and academic status in a timely manner.

 

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 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 four (4). years.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.