Our Foundation administers over 40 scholarships for graduates of Henderson County’s public high schools, totaling about $125,000 each year. 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 Students:

The applications portal opened Friday, December 9th, 2022 and  closed on Monday, February 20, 2023.

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.

For Community Members:

In 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.