Community Foundation of Henderson County Awards $479,750 in Scholarships for the 2018-2019 Academic

Community Foundation of Henderson County Awards $479,750 in Scholarships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Hendersonville, N.C., June 08, 2018: Community Foundation of Henderson County helped advance local students’ educational dreams by awarding 226 scholarships totaling $479,750 for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The Community Foundation made 80 new scholarship awards totaling $138,400 and awarded 146 scholarship renewals totaling $348,350.
Since the inception of the Community Foundation’s scholarship program in 1984, more than 1,300 students have received assistance. The Community Foundation has awarded more than $6 million to colleges and universities in the form of scholarship assistance to local students.
“It has been a privilege to co-chair the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee this year and be a part of the entire process,” says CFHC Board Member and Scholarship Committee Co-Chair, Kevin Parries.  “The committee is comprised of 26 community leaders, dedicating their time to help promote the Foundation’s scholarship program, screen & interview applicants, and make recommendations for awards.  We start working in the fall when applications open and don’t stop until our Scholarship Orientation on June 21st.”
Community Foundation scholarships are open to students pursuing community college, college or university degrees. Scholarships are primarily for students graduating or who have graduated from public high schools, home schools and private schools in Henderson County, N.C. In addition, selective scholarships are also available for students in Transylvania, Jackson and Polk Counties. Criteria and award amounts for scholarships vary. Generally, the scholarships available are categorized by financial need, academic achievement, affiliation and field of study or place of study.
Available scholarships open in the fall each year. Guidelines and applications are available online at
Since 1982, Community Foundation of Henderson County has been helping people transform their philanthropic dreams into reality.  Offering a variety of ways to give, donors are able to make lasting contributions to causes close to their heart.  Learn more about Community Foundation of Henderson County at, on the Community Foundation’s Facebook page, or by calling (828) 697-6224.
Students awarded scholarship assistance for the 2018-2019 academic year:
Recipient’s First Name Recipient’s Last Name CFHC Scholarship Fund Name
Zachary Adkinson Joe T. Hunt Scholarship
Michelle Angeles James P. Grey Scholarship
Conner Awald George and Helen Stowell Scholarship (General)
Nicholas Baker Rita Ildsgaard Dunk Music Scholarship
Ezekiel Ballard John Brooks Williams
Ezekiel Ballard Thomas Oliver & Louise Jordan Mulcahy
Hunter Barnett Mills River Fire Dept Scholarship
Alexis Boyd Ray V. Dunk Accounting Scholarship
Emma Bruce Duane M. & Margaret D. McKibbin Scholarship
Oussa Bun Vina L. & Richard C. Sauer Scholarhsip
Tiffany Bush Hilary G. Neighbors (G)
John Bushe Helen F. Linder
Kennedy Combs Arthur Hill Scholarship
Sara Congdon Tom Wilson Scholarship
Sarah Connor Dr. Hugh and Madge Gleaton Scholarship
Amber Detwiler Thomas Oliver and Louise Jordan Mulcahy Scholarship
Audrey Dockendorf Mary Evelyn and Harry Laurent Scholarship
Seth Drake Pisgah Chapter Trout Unlimited - Arbuckle Scholarship
Seth Drake Ralph A. Milliman
Seth Drake William C. Armstrong Scholarships
Serena Eaton LB Prince Scholarship
Cassidy Erskine Valley Clinic Scholarship
Ashlynn Fortin Robert B. Tonjes
Jordan Frady John P. & Mary Ann Wold Scholarship
Kinley Freeman Clyde and Wilma Moore Scholarship
Kinley Freeman Hilary Neighbors (M)
Peyton Freeman Peggy Lovvorn Scholarship
Francisco Fuentes-Sandoval Bus & Prof Women's Club Scholarship
Nicole Garavaglia Russell Boyd Thomas Scholarship
Tyler Green Matching Funds Scholarship
Adela Gutierrez-Ramierz John P. and Mary Ann Wold Scholarship
Alexander Harper David & Betty Bucher Engineering Scholarship
Kennan Heatherly Grace Etheredge BRCC Scholarship
Amanda Hilliard Elsie Mabel Jones Scholarship
Luke Hollingsworth Mary Evelyn and Harry Laurent Scholarship
Karlee Honeycutt Passage to the Future Scholarship
Alexandra Iurato Pat Shepherd Second Mile Scholarship
Lone Jacquet Chat Jones Memorial Scholarship
Abby Jull Grace B. Etheredge Scholarship
Mohammed Khalafalla CFHC General Scholarship Fund
Mohammed Khalafalla Lula & Levi Wilson Scholarship
Mohammed Khalafalla Odell Rouse Scholarship
Eliana Kotsias Robert C. Edwards, Jr. Scholarship
Eliana Kotsias Sam A. Mills Scholarship
Cheyenne Ledbetter Glenn C. Marlow Scholarship; RU for Robert C Edwards, Jr.
Cailie Lee Gibbs Family Scholarship
Connor Leidner Bright Futures
Kaylin Lewandowski Denis Barton Scholarship
Rebekah Littauer Kenneth R. and Virginia M. Stull Scholarship
Adam Lytle James P. Grey Scholarship
Ana Manzano Odell Rouse Scholarship
Ana Manzano Rebecca S. Poole Scholarship
Kathleen Martin Martha Sales Schoch Scholarship
Hannah Masters John P. and Mary Ann Wold Scholarship
Mitchell McKenney Roger & Judy Hill - Broutin Scholarship
Amy Melendez John P. and Mary Ann Wold Scholarship
Katherine Moore John Brooks Williams Scholarship
Jordan Moreno Plato E. Reese Scholarship
Dylan Myers Dr. Corbin O. Williams Scholarship
Elizabeth O'Donnell Betty R. Bucher Nursing
Shivani Patel Hans and Margo Nagel Scholarship
Matthew Pitcavage Helga Nielson Scholarship
Lidia Quiroz Estrada George F. and Asha W. McMillan Scholarship
Kaylee Schmidt Robert and Vivian Edwards Scholarship - Veterinary
Kyla Sharp Vena Case Robinson Scholarship
Lexie Siegel George and Helen Stowell Scholarship (Medical)
Shannon Lexie Gregory Stephen Wright "Crossroads" Scholarship
Jordan Smith Francis H. & Margery Escott Scholarship
Amanda Snipes Andrea Davies Skillman Scholarship
Amanda Stansberry Jane and Tom Davis Scholarship
Garrett Stiwinter Winifred M. Wyman Scholarship
Lillian Summey Katherine Schneider Gettman Scholarship
Alli Surrette Anthony Kushigan Scholarship
Virginia Teel Dan Barber Scholarship
Suzanne Thompson Kristen Sue Shetterly Memorial Scholarship
Matthew Tuten Maria's Scholarship
Madylin Vess Amy Duryee Courtenay Scholarship
Madylin Vess Maggie Trimble Cook Scholarship
Mitchell Young James Smith Memorial Scholarship
Ting Zheng Ethel T. & Charles T. Larus Scholarship