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Mary R. Hemphill Scholarship

Mary Rutledge Hemphill comes from a farming background and is a long-time resident of Buncombe County, North Carolina. She and her late husband Arthur Joe Hemphill, Jr. lived in Black Mountain, North Carolina for most of their lives, where Mrs. Hemphill still resides.

Not having children of their own, the Hemphills ‘adopted’ numerous children who became very special to them over the years. In keeping with this love of children, and her deep affinity toward animals, Mrs. Hemphill established the Mary R. Hemphill Scholarship Fund in order to assist young people in our area who wish to study veterinary medicine.

Amount

$2,500 renewable for 2 more years

Number of Awards

Up to Two Awards

Deadline

June 1, 2018

Eligibility

Scholarships, renewable for two more years, are available to graduates of Western North Carolina’s Charles D. Owen High School, Madison High School, or McDowell High School who are currently attending North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine or the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Applicants must also be engaged in a course of study leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, with a strong preference for students with demonstrated interest in working with large animals.

The Community Foundation scholarships will be awarded without regard to age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious belief, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Selection Criteria

In order of consideration:

  • demonstrated financial need
  • a minimum of 3.0 weighted GPA
  • work experience 

Application Procedure

To apply student must contact the Foundation's Scholarship Officer by the stated deadline.

Contact The Community Foundation directly at CFWNC, Attn: Scholarship Officer, 4 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Suite 300, Asheville NC 28803 or email Lezette Parks, parks@cfwnc.org by the deadline.


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