Nathaniel Ellis Cannady, Jr., has been a resident of Asheville since 1951, when he came to work in the electrical contracting business with the M. B. Haynes Electrical Corporation. Over the years the company added general construction, heating and cooling, plumbing and other construction-related businesses to the corporation, making M. B. Haynes Corporation the multifaceted construction company it is today.
Mr. Cannady established this scholarship as a means to help local students who wish to pursue a career in the engineering or construction industry, fields that have provided Mr. Cannady and his family with an engaging, beneficial and enjoyable lifestyle.
As part of giving back to the community, Mr. Cannady now wishes to make this opportunity available to the area’s young people.
Scholarships, renewable for up to three more years, are available to graduating public high school seniors from Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Rutherford and Yancey counties. Students who are legal residents of any one of those counties who are attending the NC School of Science and Mathematics are also eligible.Students must be planning to attend college in the fall following the award and be enrolled in a full-time course of study. Students may attend any accredited U.S. 2-year community college or 4-year college or university of their choice. PLEASE NOTE: In order to qualify, applicants must be intending to study engineering, construction, project management or information technology.
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.
To apply, students must complete an application online. The application, with required attachments, must be submitted online on or before the deadline.
Go to the online instructions and read carefully, view the applicant video and begin the process. Write down the following code to enter into the online system after you have logged on: CANE. Click on Apply and enter the code into the Access Code box to begin the application.
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Asheville, NC 28803
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