Hendersonville, N.C., May 5, 2022 – Community Foundation of Henderson County is pleased to announce their new scholarship recipients for the 2022-23 school year. The Foundation’s Board of Directors approved 264 scholarships totaling $577,900 to be awarded to new students and current recipients. The Foundation awarded 107 new scholarships totaling $209,325 to 104 local students. For current Scholars, 157 renewable scholarship awards totaling $368,575 were offered.
For most students and their families, tuition cost is a critical consideration when deciding to attend college. As costs rise, the reality is that many families cannot afford higher education without financial assistance. Scholarships are a critical part of the equation to help students not only pay for college, but also succeed while they are there. Lifting financial burdens allows them time to focus on their studies, explore campus activities, and work through internships — ultimately helping their careers and personal growth.
Thanks to the generosity of donors who established scholarship funds at Community Foundation of Henderson County, hundreds of thousands of dollars in academic assistance is awarded to local students each year. Scholarship Endowment Funds financially assist a variety of students including high school graduates, students already attending college, and returning adult education students. Scholarships can be used by students pursuing community college, technical school, or traditional university degrees. This year, scholarship awards range from $500-$8,000 each. Since 1984, Community Foundation of Henderson County’s Scholarship Program has awarded more than $7 million to nearly 2,000 students.
The Foundation’s Scholarship Committee volunteers invested a significant amount of time reviewing applications, interviewing students, and making award recommendations to Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. The scholarship recipients this year will become teachers, nurses, engineers, and inspiring leaders many of whom expressed desires to return to the Henderson County community.
“The Scholarship Committee members are always impressed by the talent of area students,” shares Foundation Donor Services Manager Wendy Hamil. “Because of the generosity of community donors, so many young adults will be supported throughout their educational journey.”
Congratulations to Community Foundation of Henderson County’s newest recipients (linked here).
Applications for 2023-24 scholarships will open in November of 2022. For more information about establishing a scholarship or donating to an existing scholarship fund, contact Community Foundation at (828) 697-6224.