Community Foundation of Henderson County's Scholarship Program began in 1984. Thanks to the generosity of passionate donors, nearly 2,000 traditional and non-traditional students have been provided more than $7 million in scholarships to pursue higher education.

The 2023-24 application is now closed. You may login and view your submitted application. If invited to interview, you will be contacted.

Scholarship Portal

Additional Scholarship information:

Scholarship 101 Scholarship Funds Renewals

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The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited William L. Arbuckle Memorial Scholarship.

2023-24 Scholarship Recipients

Community Foundation is pleased to announce and congratulate recipients of 2023-24 Scholarship Awards.

View the list of recipients here

New scholarship recipients should watch the video below to learn how to receive scholarship payments each semester.

Scholarship Orientation Video

Key Dates

  • November 1:
    Scholarship Application Opens
  • December 30:
    Fall Grades & Spring Schedules Due for Spring Payment
  • January 31:
    Scholarship Application Closes
  • February/March:
    Screening and Interviews for 2023-24 Scholarships
  • April 1:
    Renewal Application Opens
  • June 15:
    Renewal Application Closes
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 Community Foundation's Scholarship Program, contact Wendy Hamil.