Scholarship FAQ

How do I apply for The Community Foundation's scholarships?
Read these FAQs, click on Counties Served and/or Qualifying Schools, check out the list of available scholarships and read the eligibility requirements, then follow the instructions for applying. When completed, apply online by or before the stated deadline.

What kinds of scholarships are available through The Community Foundation?
We have a diverse range of scholarships. Some are open to all high school seniors in Western North Carolina, others serve a specific school or county, or reward a student following a particular career path. For details on specific programs, go to the list of available scholarships, read the brief description and click on the scholarship name to open a PDF document that explains the scholarship details.

What are the eligibility requirements for scholarships from The Community Foundation?
Our scholarships are open to North Carolina residents who are public high school seniors, who attend the NC School of Science and Mathematics or the UNC School of the Arts High School, or who study in a home school registered with the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education. There are some programs open to private high school students in Buncombe County, and a few programs open to students already in college or who are employees or children of employees of certain area corporations. Be sure to check the list of available scholarships and eligibility requirements for further information.

What are the deadlines for scholarships through The Community Foundation?
The deadlines stated on our applications are the latest date on which students may submit their completed applications online. 

What counties are serviced by The Community Foundation's scholarships?
The counties are stated on our applicaitons and the programs listed.


What high schools qualify for The Community Foundation's scholarships? 

List qualifying schools and their respective counties. 

What colleges and universities can a recipient attend in order to qualify for a scholarship from The Community Foundation? 
Unless otherwise specified (see programs list and requirements), students may attend any U.S. institutions on U.S. soil, accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, and which qualify to receive federal student aid funding, including grants, loans, and work-study. Scholarship monies may be used towards the published cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, books and other educational supplies, and/or on-campus housing expenses. 
What other scholarships are available to Western North Carolina students? 
Check out Other Scholarship Options page for a list of some of the other scholarship opportunities available in the region. 

What other scholarships are available to Western North Carolina students? 
Check out Other Scholarship Options page for a list of some of the other scholarship opportunities available in the region. 
Are there other websites that can help me find scholarship assistance? 

Our Helpful Links page has a list of scholarship related websites that we have found useful for students seeking assistance. 

 

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