The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently approved scholarships totaling $315,250 to 87 students from Western North Carolina. The Foundation administers approximately 60 scholarships funds, about 40 of which run a spring cycle offered to high school seniors each year.
According to John Fleming of the WNC Regional Scholarships Committee, the young people interviewed during the selection process impressed the committee with their focus, ambition and commitment to their work and communities. “This is a group of young people who are pursuing their education and dreams with determination and excitement,” he said. “Some of these future pharmacists, linguists, engineers, doctors and veterinarians come from economically-depressed households or otherwise face hurdles that might make academic success a challenge but they do not let anything stand in their way. It is deeply rewarding to be able to support their efforts.”