Community Foundation of Henderson County to open scholarships Saturday

Published 8:00 am Friday, November 30, 2018

The Community Foundation of Henderson County will offer 106 new scholarship awards for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Scholarship applications open Saturday and close Jan. 31.  Those interested in applying or learning more may visit All scholarship applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

Scholarship opportunities are primarily available for graduating or recently graduated seniors attending, public, private or homeschool in Henderson, Transylvania, Polk and Jackson counties. The wide range of scholarships available seeks to support students with a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, achievements and higher education goals, foundation representatives said.

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Candidates selected for interviews will meet with the CFHC scholarship committee in April 2019.  The scholarship recipients will be announced in June 2019, at high school award and graduation ceremonies and on the CFHC website.

Questions about the scholarship application and opportunities may be directed to Donor Services Manager Wendy Hamil at 828-697-6224 or via email at

Due to the generosity of donors, more than $5.6 million has been awarded to more than 1,300 students working to further their education since the foundation began awarding scholarships in 1984.

Those interested in learning more about CFHC may visit or its Facebook page, or call 828-697-6224.

– Submitted by Elly Johnson