Grow Our Own

In order to assist the Henderson County Public Schools’ effort to create a teaching and administrative staff that is consistent with the racial diversity of the student body, the HCEF Board of Directors initiated the Grow Our Own Educational Assistance Fund in partnership with a community coalition and individual and corporate donors in the Spring of 2021. This scholarship recruits Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students (current and former) and current HCPS staff (teaching assistant, support personnel) interested in a teaching career, to train, develop and prepare them to return to Henderson County to join the teaching workforce.

Here’s a link to the press release about the Grow Our Own scholarship. 

To learn more about the grassroots coalition, click here.

To learn more about the Grow Our Own Scholarship, click on the button below. Scholarship applications open on December 10, 2021. To apply for the Grow Our Scholarship, visit the HCEF Scholarship page.

Interested in financially supporting this scholarship?

Visit this page to give online or learn other ways to give. You can also reach out to directly via email at info@hcefnc.org to talk with our Executive Director.