Hendersonville, N.C., August 8, 2017: Andrea Kolarova, a student at Duke University is the 2017 recipient of The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited William L. Arbuckle Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Andrea, a sophomore, is currently studying in the Environmental Science and Policy/Biology Curriculum.
Hailing from Hendersonville, North Carolina, Andrea was the 2016 class Valedictorian at Hendersonville High School. She grew up hiking, mountain biking, and camping in the Pisgah National Forest. She recognizes the uniqueness of natural spaces and the important of preserving those spaces. Fueled by her passion for science, she is pursuing a double major in Environmental Science and Biology with a certificate in Sustainability Engagement. Her ultimate career goal is to go to law school to become an environmental lawyer. Through my studies at Duke University, “I hope to a gain a holistic perspective about the complexities of our Appalachian freshwater systems and perhaps make some contributions to the places I love through volunteering or research. By attending law school, I can empower myself to come back and engineer real change for the world,” shared Andrea.
The scholarship fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, established in 2006 by The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is named for and honors the memory of William “Bill” L. Arbuckle, an avid angler, supporter and former director of The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Mr. Arbuckle contributed much of his time, talent and resources to the success of the chapter.
Since 1982, Community Foundation of Henderson County has offered people a variety of ways to touch our community through philanthropic giving. We accept gifts from individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create a pool of charitable dollars from which grants are awarded to address community needs. This past fiscal year, CFHC donors provided charitable awards of more than $2.96 million to area nonprofits. Learn more about Community Foundation of Henderson County at www.CFHCforever.org, at the Community Foundation’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages, and by calling (828) 697-6224.