Community Scholarships

Please scroll down to review each of our scholarship opportunities and see if you qualify! Applications or links to applications for each scholarship can be found in the scholarship title.

Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship

2021 Spring Semester

Due Date: Friday, March 5, 2020 (Or Until Filled)

The Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship is now available for the Spring 2021 semester in the amount of $250!

To qualify as a candidate for the scholarship, a person must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time curriculum student enrolled in the second year of a two-year educational/technical program during the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate scholastic promise.
  • Use the scholarship to pay for tuition, books and/or transportation.

To apply, please:

  • Complete the application provided in the below link.
  • Write no more than one-page, typed essay (12-point font) stating why you have chosen this field of study, how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals and why you should be considered for this scholarship.

Once all documentation is completed, please submit via email to by the above listed deadline. For questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us via telephone at 828.766.1204 or via email at

Program for Continuing Education (PCE) Scholarship

Fall 2021

Due Date: Noon, Wednesday, March 31, 2021

This scholarship is sponsored by PEO International and awarded each semester with a maximum possible award of $3,000!

In order to qualify for the scholarship, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be female.
  • Must have had a two year minimum break in education (between high school and college or other).
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must show academic potential.
  • Must be within a year of graduating.
  • Must be a Mitchell, Avery or Yancey County resident.
  • Must not have another degree.

If you meet ALL of the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the scholarship by completing the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Grant Application Form and the PCE Pre-Application Income and Expense and Financial Profile Guide and Worksheet found below.

Once these documents are complete, please return these to the Jessica Forbes via email at

Please hurry! Only the first two applications will be accepted for this opportunity!

After your application is received, you will be interviewed by a committee of PEO members and if approved will be invited to complete a final online application.

For additional questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out at 828.766.1204 or via email at

The Doc and Ceci Ransom Memorial Scholarship

2021-2022 Academic Year

Application Period: Monday, March 1, 2021 through 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021

This scholarship is administered by First Baptist Church of Burnsville, NC and is available to any Yancey County resident seeking to further his or her education. The scholarship is designed to aid students who are active in his or her communities and have a desire to continue serving the communities in which they live.

Students interested in applying for this scholarship must submit the following:

  • Completed Application (Found below)
  • Personal Essay
  • Current Transcript (official NOT required)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (personal reference and reference from a church or organization for which you have volunteered)

Applications and supporting documents can be hand delivered to First Baptist Church in Burnsville Monday – Thursday from 8:00 – 3:30pm or can be mailed to the address located on the last page of the application.

Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks COVID-19 Perspective Scholarship

2021-2022 Academic Year

Due Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

This scholarship is sponsored by Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks with a first-place scholarship of $1,000 and runner-up scholarship of $500. 

All high school seniors in North Carolina are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

To apply or for more information, please follow the below link.

SEANC Foundation Scholarships

2021-2022 Academic Year

Due Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 (Must be postmarked)

Each year the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship Foundation, Inc. offers academic scholarships to the dependents of SEANC members.

The Scholarship Foundation will award up to $40,000, to be divided between each scholarship category for the 2021-2022 school year.

Only SEANC members, in good standing, their spouses and/or dependent child(ren) and SEANC retired members, in good standing, grandchild(ren) are eligible to receive scholarships. Membership in teachers’ organizations of the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) does not constitute eligibility for a SEANC Foundation Scholarship.

To apply, or for more information, please follow the below link.

Jade Learning Electrical Technologies Scholarship

2021-2022 Academic Year

Due Date: Friday, April 16, 2021

This scholarship is presented by the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) and can award up to $1,900!

Eligible students are enrolled at North Carolina technical or occupational schools pursuing education and training in the field of electrical systems technologies, or apprentices enrolled in an approved apprenticeship program. Preference may be given to those who are pursuing a two-year associate’s degree.

Applicants will be considered based on academic achievement, financial need and essay.

To apply or for more information, please follow the below link.

Cannon Memorial Hospital Volunteer Program Scholarship

2021-2022 Academic Year

Due Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021

The 2021-2022 Cannon Memorial Hospital Scholarship is now available! Students in Avery County and the surrounding areas that plan to pursue a career in the medical field are encouraged to apply. Please find the scholarship application and the additional requirements listed below:

  • Resident of Avery County or the surrounding counties
  • Complete application
  • Two letters of recommendation; One from a teacher or school counselor; one from a current or past employer; or one from a volunteer supervisor, if the applicant does not have employment history
  • Official transcript of grades from the last school attended
  • A copy of an official acceptance letter from applicant’s school of choice and date of anticipated entry (if available). The committee also requires a copy of the letter of acceptance into the program of study related to a medical field listed in the scholarship application.

The scholarship committee considers each applicant based on the following:

  • Acceptance into a health care/medical related program
  • Applicant need
  • Grade point average
  • Completed application
  • Review of personal/professional recommendations.

The Cannon Memorial Hospital Volunteer Program Scholarship committee will make the final decision on selections of applicants for scholarships. The committee chairperson will send a letter of acceptance or denial to each applicant following the selection process. Scholarship funds will be forwarded to the student’s school of enrollment to be credited to their student account.

Applications are due by the above listed deadline to Charles A Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital 434 Hospital Drive Linville, NC 28646 with the attention to “Sally Woodring”.

For questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Paul Hagen at 828.733.3140 or via email at