The Butterscotch Scholarship Endowment was recently established at Haywood Community College’s Foundation. The gift was received from the Estate of Thomas E. Donovan, who passed away February 17, 2020. Named for one of his beloved Golden Retrievers, Donovan originally started the scholarship in 2003. With the gift of more than $300,000, it was his desire to establish this endowment after his passing.

Student scholarship recipients must be a resident of Haywood County and be enrolled as a full-time student in any program of study. HCC’s scholarship applications are currently open. Registration for spring is underway now. For more information about this endowment or how to donate, please call 828-627-4544 or email