The Foundation administers over 25 scholarships for graduates of Henderson County’s public high schools.  Each scholarship has a specific purpose and tailored eligibility criteria.  The scholarships are managed by the Foundation’s Program Committee and staff, with the involvement of high school counselors, teachers, and scholarship review committees, including members of the Henderson County community.

For Community Members:

In March 2021, the HCEF board prioritized the newly formed ‘Grow Our Own’ Educational Assistance Fund to support the diversification of the HCPS teaching workforce. We are working in partnership with a grassroots coalition to raise funds. Learn more about Grow Our Own and the grassroots coalition here.

For community members interested in scholarship giving, click the button below. 

For Students:

Scholarship applications for the 2022 graduation class will be available in Fall 2021. 

Email at or call the office at 828.697.5551. We are typically in the office on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week.