The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited is dedicated to preserving coldwater fisheries. The Chapter serves Henderson, Transylvania and Polk Counties. Chartered in 1969, the Chapter has dedicated more than 45 years to cold water conservation. The Chapter began with only 29 members, but has since grown to more than 300.
The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited William L. Arbuckle Memorial Scholarship, a component fund of Community Foundation of Henderson County is named in memory of William “Bill” L. Arbuckle, a former Trout Unlimited Director and active member of the Chapter. Mr. Arbuckle contributed much of his time, talent and resources to the success of the Chapter. He is sorely missed by his many friends and fishing buddies but his memory lives on through the establishment of this award. Read more about the extraordinary life of Bill Arbuckle and how his memory lives on through this scholarship in our recent Annual Report.
This award provides assistance for students attending a college or university in the Southern Appalachian Region who are studying in the field of fisheries, aquaculture, freshwater biology, or related fields. With preference given to those who express a desire to pursue work which relates to fresh water fisheries and/or native trout populations.
Applications for the 2023 Arbuckle Scholarship will open next Spring.
Description: $1,000 award
Eligibility/Criteria: Recipients of this award must be accepted to an accredited degree granting college or university within the Southern Appalachian Region. Recipients must be pursuing an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in the field of fisheries, aquaculture, freshwater biology, or other related fields. Preference will be given to those who have expressed a desire to pursue work, which relates to fresh water fisheries and/or native trout populations.
Additionally, award recipients shall be a person who, in the opinion of the Community Foundation’s appointed selection committee, show academic potential and demonstrate personal motivation and commitment to preserving cold-water fisheries.