Community Foundation of Henderson County's Scholarship Program began in 1983. Thanks to the generosity of passionate donors, traditional and non-traditional students have been provided more than $6 million in scholarships to pursue higher education.

The 2021-2022 academic year will provide $535,225 in scholarships to assist 249 students to continue their educational pursuits.

Scholarship 101 Scholarship Funds Scholarship Portal Renewals

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients

Community Foundation is pleased to announce and congratulate recipients of scholarship awards for the upcoming academic year.

View the list of recipients here.

Key Dates

  • November 1:
    Scholarships Open
  • January 15:
    Scholarships Close
  • December 30:
    Fall Grades & Spring Schedules Due for Scholarship Renewals
  • February/March:
    Interviews for 2021-2022 Scholarships
  • May 1:
    Renewal Applications Open
  • May 31:
    Renewal Applications Close
Ezekiel Ballard, 2019 recipient of the Mulcahy Scholarship, is attending the University of North Carolina at Asheville.


Established in 1999, the Thomas Oliver & Louise Jordan Mulcahy Scholarship was created to help graduates from any Henderson County high school pursue higher education.

The Fund made its first award in 2000 and has since award more than $700,000 to over 60 students to attend a multitude of colleges and universities.

"Every time I register for classes I am reminded of how it wouldn’t be possible for me to be attending college if it weren’t for the Community Foundation.”

- Ezekiel Ballard

For questions regarding CFHC's Scholarship Program, contact Wendy Hamil.