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Application period opens for $630k in scholarships

The Community Foundation of Henderson County has announced the opening of scholarship applications for the 2024-25 academic year.

The foundation offers more than $630,000 in new and renewable scholarships for the upcoming school year. There are 273 award opportunities for local students. Graduating seniors, current college students, and returning adult/non-traditional students are all encouraged to apply. All scholarship applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31.

For most students and their families, cost is a critical consideration when deciding on a college or university. As tuition prices rise, the reality is that many families cannot afford the cost of higher education without financial assistance. Scholarships are a critical part of the equation to help students not only pay for college, but to succeed while there.

Scholarship opportunities support a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, achievements, and higher education goals. Thanks for generous community donors, area students pursuing a higher education degree may apply for valuable financial assistance.

To apply, visit us at Questions about the online scholarship application and opportunities may be directed to Donor Services Manager Wendy Hamil at 828-697-6224 or

The foundation has awarded more than $7 million in scholarships since 1984 to more than 1,800 students. If you would like to make a lasting impact in the lives of local students by establishing a scholarship fund, contact foundation at 828-697-6224.