Community Foundation of Henderson County Awards $500,000 for 2020-21 Scholarships

Community Foundation of Henderson County Awards $500,000 for 2020-21 Scholarships


Hendersonville, N.C., May 6, 2020 – Community Foundation of Henderson County is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the 2020-21 school year. This year, $500,025 is being awarded to help advance local students’ higher education. The Foundation awarded 104 new scholarships to 99 students totaling $188,825 and 128 scholarship renewals totaling $311,200.


Chaired by Kevin Parries, the Scholarship Committee volunteers invested a significant amount of time reviewing applications, interviewing students, and making award recommendations to the Board of Directors. “Meeting with applicants for this awards process makes one feel proud and hopeful for our next generation and our world’s future,” says Kevin. “I am truly inspired by the amount of talent we have in these future leaders for our community.” Since 1984, Community Foundation’s Scholarship Program has awarded more than $6.5 million to more than 1,400 students.
To view the full list of recipients, click here.
Community Foundation scholarships are open to students pursuing a post-secondary degree from an accredited community college, college or university. 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. Returning adult education students are also encouraged to apply. Criteria and award amounts for scholarships vary. Generally, the scholarships are categorized by financial need, academic achievement, affiliation and field or place of study. Applications for 2021-22 scholarships will open on the Foundation’s website in the Fall of 2020.
About Community Foundation of Henderson County
Founded in 1982, Community Foundation of Henderson County’s mission is helping people who care make lasting contributions to causes that matter. CFHC accepts gifts from individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create a permanent pool of charitable capital from which grants are awarded. Learn more about Community Foundation of Henderson County at, and by calling (828) 697-6224.

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