Haywood Community College recently held a scholarship recognition event on the college’s campus. The event is a way to bring together donors who the means to give with the students who have a desire to succeed.
For the 2007/08 academic year, more than 125 donors invested in the potential of HCC students funding 205 scholarships totaling over $182,800. This is an increase of 37 scholarships in one year. A few of the new scholarships this year include: the Asheville Quilt Guild Scholarship, the Character & Values Scholarship, and the Connie Lister Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Over half of HCC students receive some form of financial aid.
“What a wonderful way to recognize the generosity and gratitude that bring us together with a common bond of hope, goodwill, and future aspirations,” said Dr. Rose Johnson, HCC President. “A gift of a scholarship is an investment of hope and goodwill in an individual student and in the economic and social health of this community. Before long the scholarship recipients of today will be providing the services of tomorrow to those who helped them complete their college education. I would like to thank you donors for making it possible for more people to have the funding needed to attend college.”
For many students, receiving a scholarship may the only way possible for them to attend college. According to Wes Hill, recipient of the Character & Values Scholarship, “I can live at home and keep my job while I receive the same high quality education at a lower cost.”
Following are the 2007/08 scholarships with student recipients:
Arts Council of Macon County Scholarship
Asheville Quilt Guild Scholarship
Established in 2007 to assist students in the Professional Crafts-Fiber Program
Established in 1978 to honor the memory of Aylor Webb, a graduate of the Sawyer Program at Haywood Technical Institute.
Established by Tommy Nichols and Barbara Woody in 2005.
Established in 2003 by Mark and Kathy Trantham in memory of their son, Bryan, who was a student at HCC.
Established in 2003 by an anonymous donor.
Established in 1993 by Mary Emma Weatherby in memory of her husband.
Calvary Baptist Church Ellie Brown Scholarship Fund
Established in 2007 to assist students who demonstrate outstanding moral character and values.
Clay County School System/John Allen Moore Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Bonner York in memory of his father who was a skilled carpenter, mason, and cabinet maker.
Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
Promoting philanthropy and building mountain communities.
Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship Fund
Connie Lister Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2006 in memory of their mother by Connie’s children. Connie was the Coordinator of Compensatory Education at HCC for many years.
Established in 1996 by the HCC Foundation to honor Dr. Moore’s service as President of the institution during the early 1990’s.
Established by Daniella F. Smith in January of 1998.
Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community Scholarship
Delta Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship
Donald & Katie Hooper Nursing Scholarship
Established in June of 1998 in support of HCC’s Nursing program.
East Canton Baptist Church School Fund Campus Life Scholarship
Established in 1984 by E.M. Rothermel in memory of his wife.
Established in 1993 by the Waynesville Business and Professional Women’s Club to honor the memory of their loyal member, Elaine Hudson.
Established in the mid-80’s by Elizabeth’s colleagues in the General Studies Division.
Established in 1990 with contributions in memory of Eugenia Scroggs Clark.
Fines Creek Community Association Scholarship
This association has assisted many HCC students over the years and it is an excellent example of community and college working together for the betterment of the county.
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 16 Scholarship
Established in 1995 through a gift from the Robert V. Frazell Trust in memory of his son-in-law, Donald E. Hunt.
Established in 1995 through a gift from the Robert V. Frazell Trust in honor of his daughter, Jean E. Hunt.
Established in 1995 through a gift from the Robert V. Frazell Trust in memory of his wife, Mildred Frazell.
Established in 1995 by Jean Hunt in memory of her father, Robert V. Frazell.
Presented by the Jonathan Creek Volunteer Fire Department
French Broad River Garden Club Scholarship
Established in 1992 to assist students studying Horticulture Technology.
George Erwin Patton Endowed Horticulture Scholarship Fund
Established in 1998 by Dr. Helen Patton in memory of her brother, George Erwin Patton.
Golden Leaf Scholarship Program-Two Year Colleges
Administered through the NC Community College System.
Harold & Mary Pupkar Hansen Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1989 to assist Nursing students, through a gift from the Estate of Mary Hansen.
Haywood County Arts Council Beaty Merit Scholarship
Established in 1984 to provide scholarships for high school seniors, grants for teachers and students, and to provide financial support for recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers.
A. Roland Leatherwood Memorial/Champion Credit Union Scholarship
Altrusa International of Waynesville
Ben Nathan Memorial
Champion Credit Union Scholarship
David Sherrill Memorial Scholarship
Haywood County Retired School Personnel Scholarship
Haywood County Schools Foundation Scholarship
Home Builders Association of Haywood County
Jack Somberg/Clyde Lions Club Scholarship
Lake Junaluska Servant Leader Scholarship
Patton School Alumni Association Scholarship
Pepsi-Cola Vocational Scholarship
Robert E. and Viola Forga Scholarship
Sun Trust Student of the Year Scholarship
United Community Bank Scholarship
Alyssa Christina Williams
Haywood Regional Medical Center/Louis P. Tiers Memorial Scholarship
Established by Bernice Tiers Medford in memory of her husband, Louis Patrick Tiers, because of the exceptional nursing care he received while at Haywood Regional Hospital.
Haywood Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship
HRMCA is an organization of 145 volunteers providing service and fund raising for the hospital.
The Haywood Rotary Club is a very active service club serving East Haywood County. They give a total of ten scholarships annually some of which go to Pisgah High School students and the remainder is designated for HCC students only.
Haywood Rotary Club (Virgil P. Stewart Scholarship)
Established in 1981 by the Haywood Rotary Club.
Haywood Scholarship Trust Fund (Hammett) Scholarship
Established in 1998 from a gift by Dr. Frank and Dr. Doris Hammett.
Haywood Community College Bookstore Scholarship
Haywood County Board of Realtors
Awarded through Central United Methodist Church of Canton.
Ingles Market is a good example of community involvement as evidenced by its support of primary and post-secondary education.
John and Virginia McNair Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Bolin in honor of John and Virginia McNair.
Dr. John J. & Emmie P. Nerney Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of Emmie Phillips Nerney in 2005.
Joseph H. and Nancy Nanney Student Financial Aid Fund
Established in 1989 with contributions from the HCC Foundation, Inc. and friends of Joseph H. Nanney.
Long Shoals Baptist Church Marjorie Fullam Scholarship
Endowed through a gift from Marion H. Garrett.
Established with contributions from the Mountaineer Chapter of Professional Secretaries International in honor of Mary Medford McElroy.
Established in 1995 by David Chasen, a graduate of HCC’s Electronics Engineering Technology Program.
The Mission Belles fund is named in honor of Missions’ Hospital Nursing School alumni.
Morning Star Methodist Church Hazel Hardin Scholarship
Mount Zion Baptist Church Scholarship/Dennis Singleton Education Fund
N.C. Association of Electric Cooperatives Youth Leadership Council Scholarship
N.C. Community Foundation Canton High School Class of 1954 Scholarship
Nancy F. Grace Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1995 in her memory by her daughter and granddaughters.
New Meridian Technologies Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Jon and Janice Feichter.
Nursing Education Scholarship Loan Program
Established in 1989 by the NC General Assembly.
Funded by the NC General Assembly. This is an academic, merit-based scholarship/loan program.
Established in 1982 as a permanent endowment for the purpose of assisting students in the Business Education Department.
Philanthropic Educational Organization Program for Continuing Education Grant (PEO Scholarship)
A Grant program providing financial assistance to women who meet PEO’s criteria.
Established in 2001 in memory of Pink Francis by the Haywood Soil and Water Conservation District for students in the Natural Resources program.
Established in 1997 through donations from Marjorie Kelly in memory of her late husband, Pop Kelly.
Established in 2001 to assist students in the Nursing Program.
Established in 1999 by Leonard and Pauline Rickard.
Established by Appalachian Lumbermen’s Association and the family and friends of the late Dick Wood.
Established in 1999 through the last will and testament of Mary Alice Roberts in memory of her husband, Robert Cecil Roberts.
Established in 1998 by Robert and Viola Forga.
Robert E. Browning Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1997 in memory of Robert Browning, a 1987 graduate of the Forest Management Technology Program at HCC.
Established in 2001 for Nursing students by Audrey Forga in memory of her father, Robert Forga.
Rockwood United Methodist Church Scholarship
Rockwood encourages continued education through its scholarships to deserving students.
Ruby H. Haney Memorial Scholarship (Woodmen of the World Fraternal Organization)
Established in 1996 to provide scholarships for Nursing students.
Established in 1992 by a past trustee of HCC to support HCC’s Nursing program.
Rutherford County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Established by Sara Queen Brown in 1998 to assist students attending HCC. Ms. Brown was the first female elected chairperson of the HCC Board of Trustees.
Dr. John T. Beatty Professional Crafts-Wood Scholarship
Established in 2000 in memory of Dr. John Beatty who moved to the Smoky Mountains from Connecticut in 1990 after retiring from a distinguished medical career of 34 years.
Established in 2001 by John and Peggy Schug.
Shady Grove United Methodist Church Women’s “Allen & Jane Campbell” Scholarship
Shady Grove United Methodist Church Men’s Scholarship
State Employees Credit Union Foundation Scholarship
Awarded through the North Carolina Community College System.
A need-based scholarship established in 1988 by Walton and Marian Garrett.
Waynesville Civilian Police Academy Alumni Criminal Justice Scholarship
Established in 2002 to assist students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice and a career in law enforcement.
Established in 1998 and awarded to students in the Horticulture program.
Waynesville Lodge #259 Masonic & Order of Eastern Star Scholarship
Established in 1999 to assist deserving citizens of Haywood County who wish to further their education.
Established in 1985 with contributions from the family and friends of Ruby B. & W. Curtis Russ.
Welch & Lou Singleton Memorial Scholarship
Established in the mid 1980’s by Mrs. Welch Singleton.
Established in 1996 by Mrs. Garrett in honor of their son, William Garrett.
Established in 2000 as a memorial and continues to be maintained by his loving daughters—Sheila Duckett, Lesa Jordan, Sharon Smathers-Smith and Zeta Woody.
Awarded by the local Haywood County branch.
Pictured is HCC student Crystal Dalison. She is the 2007/08 recipient of the Connie Lister Memorial Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2006 by Connie Lister’s children in her memory. Connie was Coordinator of Compensatory Education at HCC for many years.
Pictured left to right are Dr. Doris B. Hammett, HCC student Jessica Ballew, HCC student Luke Gilliland, and Dr. Frank Hammett. Ballew and Gilliland are two of four students who received the Haywood Scholarship Trust Fund (Hammett) Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 1998 from a gift by the Hammetts.