92 WNC Students Receive Scholarships

(July 2015) - The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently approved scholarships totaling $407,400 to 92 students in Western North Carolina.  The Foundation administers 60 scholarships funds; 45 run a spring cycle offered to high school seniors each year.

Top recipients were:

Daniela Aliy of Buncombe County Early College High School who was awarded the Nelle Crowell Fletcher and G.L. Crowell Endowment Scholarship, valued at $16,000 over four years

Alyssa Edwards of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy who was awarded the Nathaniel Ellis Cannady, Jr. Scholarship, valued at $20,000 over four years

Alesi Floyd of Rutherford Early College High School who was awarded a Newton Academy-Forster/Stevens Scholarship valued at $20,000 over four years

Garrett Higdon of Franklin High School was awarded a Clyde and Mildred Wright Endowment Scholarship valued at $20,000 over four years 

Caroline Hopkins of School of Inquiry and Life Sciences who was awarded the Marilyn Lester and William Lester Scholarship, valued at $40,000 over four years as well as the Clyde and Mildred Wright Endowment Scholarship valued at $18,000 over four years

Abby Nelson of North Henderson High School who was awarded the Clyde and Mildred Wright Endowment Scholarship valued at $18,000 over four years 

Suzanna Schultz of Mitchell High School was awarded the Clyde and Mildred Wright Scholarship, valued at $18,000 over four years and the Charles C. and Suzanne R. McKinney Scholarship valued at $10,000 over four years

Bradley Schmidt of Henderson High School who was awarded the Nathaniel Ellis Cannady, Jr. Scholarship, valued at $20,000 over four years

Adam Wagner of A.C. Reynolds High School who was awarded the Clyde and Mildred Wright Endowment Scholarship valued at $20,000 over four years

Scholarship endowments can have broad eligibility criteria or can be focused on a particular school or county, offered to students pursuing a degree in a stated field or available to those who will attend a designated college or university. 

“Sharing the resources of the Foundation and its generous donors through scholarships changes lives and strengthens the economic future of our region and state,” said Jennie Eblen, member of the WNC Regional Selection Committee. “Serving on a CFWNC Scholarship committee is an extraordinary opportunity.  We support educational goals and aspirations of talented and motivated students who are scholars, athletes, musicians, artists and community servants.  It's an honor to assist these bright students.” 

Learn more about CFWNC's scholarship programs.






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