Haywood County Schools Foundation Scholarships Open January 9

By Carrie Sutton | Jan 06, 2017

Beginning January 9, more than 65 scholarships will be available for high school seniors of Haywood County Schools to apply for through the Haywood County Schools Foundation. Applications will be available at each high school’s counseling center and on the Haywood County Schools Foundation website at www.hcsf.haywood.k12.nc.us.


Last year, more than 100 high school seniors received $176,000 in scholarships from the Haywood County Schools Foundation.


“We encourage all seniors to apply for scholarships,” Haywood County Schools Foundation Executive Director Jenny Wood Valliere said. “The Foundation offers a wide array of scholarships with values ranging from $300 to $40,000.”


To be eligible, a student must be a Haywood County resident, currently enrolled in a Haywood County high school, and be a graduating senior. The student must be planning to attend an approved secondary program (technical/community college, junior college, or four-year institution) and have a 2.5 or better GPA.


Along with completing the application, students must include copies of SAT/ACT scores; three letters of reference, one of which must be from a community member; and a copy of their FAFSA application.


Completed application packets must be submitted to the student’s high school counseling center by Monday, March 13.


Scholarship winners will be notified by May 1. A Partners in Education celebration for scholarship winners will be held May 22 at Haywood Community College.


The Haywood County Schools Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization whose purpose is to make available to students and faculty members of Haywood County Public Schools educational opportunities not normally available through regular public funding sources. The funding for scholarships is provided by generous donors.

For more information about scholarships or help with filling out a FAFSA, contact Wood Valliere at jwood@haywood.k12.nc.us or 828.456.2400 ext 2117.