Students receive scholarships from CFWNC

Jun 12, 2013

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) approved scholarships totaling $284,250 for 99 students from Western North Carolina.  The Foundation administers approximately 60 scholarships funds, about 45 of which run a spring cycle offered to high school seniors each year.

Allyson “Ally” R. Anderson and James “Harrison” H. Jones of Tuscola High School, Ashley M. Thompson of Pisgah High School and Ronda R. Earl of Fayetteville Technical Community College were awarded.  Scholarship endowments can have broad eligibility criteria or can be focused on a particular school or county, offered to students pursuing a degree in a stated field or available to those who will attend a designated college or university.

“Serving on the CFWNC Scholarship committee is an extraordinary opportunity,” said Sandra Byrd, chair of the WNC Regional Scholarships committee.  “We meet and support the higher education goals of exceptionally talented and motivated students who are scholars, athletes, musicians, artists and community servants. Sharing the resources of the Foundation and its generous donors changes lives and strengthens the economic future of our region and state.”

The CFWNC is a nonprofit serving eighteen counties in Western North Carolina.  The Foundation is a permanent regional resource that facilitates more than $11 million in charitable giving annually.  Discretionary resources are focused on people in need, early childhood development, food and farming and preserving natural and cultural resources.  CFWNC inspires philanthropy and mobilizes resources to enrich lives and communities in Western North Carolina.   For more information, call Lindsay Hearn at 367-9908 or visit