Scholarships for Higher Education

Community Foundation of Henderson County partners with local philanthropists to create scholarships for deserving students desiring to further their education.

Community Foundation of Henderson County 

What's Next?

The 2017-2018 Academic Year Scholarships are now closed. Thank you to all scholarship applicants. Scholarship interviews were completed on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Applicants who are awarded a scholarship will be notified by letter in early June. 

More about CFHC Scholarships

Academic scholarships are open to students pursuing community college, college or university degrees. Scholarships are primarily available for recently graduated or graduating seniors attending homeschool, private and public highschools within Henderson County, N.C. There are also scholarship opportunities for individuals living in Transylvania and Jackson Counties, N.C.

Donors have established funds which provide annual scholarships, each unique in its eligibility requirements. Thanks to the generosity of donors, more than $5.17 million in scholarships has been awarded since 1984 and more than 1,200 students have received assistance through the Community Foundation's scholarship program.Scholarships range in award amounts and are generally categorized by financial need, academics, affiliation, field of study and place of study.  Many of the scholarships are eligible for renewal.

If you have any questions about the scholarship application process please contact Donor Services Manager Wendy Hamil by email or at (828) 697-6224.

Resources for Scholarship Applicants

Many online resources are available for people seeking scholarships. Guidance counselors at schools can help, too. Here is a sampling of some online resources:




Scholarship Guideline List


Scholarships will be awarded in early June 2017. 


JUNE 1, 2017: Spring 2017 Grade Transcript, Student Aid Report AND Fall 2017 Class Schedule/Enrollment Verification due to CFHC by June 1, 2017

Questions? Contact Donor Services Manager Wendy Hamil by email or at (828) 697-6224.


Interested in Establishing a CFHC Scholarship?

Contact Donor Services Manager Wendy Hamil by email or at (828) 697-6224.

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