The Henderson County Education Foundation scholarship application portal is open for 2020 Henderson County graduating seniors, offering 26 scholarships totaling more than $45,000.
Through the generosity of its donors, the foundation awards financial support to graduating seniors from Henderson County. New to the HCEF list of scholarships this year are the Ann Mullican Scholarship and The McMinn Leadership Award. Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists are providing the Ann Mullican Scholarship and offer $1,000 for a student attending a two-year or four-year university or college with plans to major in textiles or fiber arts. The McMinn Leadership Award was started last year to honor the late the Rev. Dr. James McMinn and supports two students with $500 scholarships. Updates to other scholarships include the Hendersonville Lions Club now offering two $1,000 scholarships for students planning to major in the health care field, and the Community Tennis Association is increasing its awards to two $1,500 scholarships for students enrolled in the county school system, private schools or homeschools.
“The scholarship money I received was a tremendous help to me. It’s helped me with books, fees, and other expenses,” Elizabeth Morgan, 2019 recipient of the Mickey Marvin Memorial Scholarship and the Dr. Don Jones Scholarship, said in a news release. “The application process was really straight-forward and simple. When I went online to apply, the process automatically took me to the scholarships that I qualified for.”
Detailed instructions on how to apply and scholarship eligibility are available on the Education Foundation website at http://hcefnc.org/ourwork/scholarships/. The deadline for applying is Feb. 11 at midnight. Questions regarding the scholarship process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 828-697-5551.