Haywood high school students could recieve up to $40,000 in scholarship money thanks to the Haywood County Schools Foundation.

An application for more than 70 scholarships is now available at each high school’s counseling center and on the Haywood County Schools Foundation website at There is more than $200,000 in scholarship money to go around.

Last year, the Haywood County Schools Foundation awarded 88 Pisgah, Tuscola, Haywood Early College and Central Haywood high school students with 119 scholarships totaling more than $229,000.

“Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $40,000, and will all go to our local students,” said Jenny Wood, Haywood County Schools Foundation executive director. “Students can even receive multiple scholarships from us, which can really add up.”

To be eligible, a student must be a Haywood County resident, currently enrolled in a Haywood County Schools high school, be a graduating senior, and have a 2.5 or better grade point average (GPA). The student must be planning to attend an approved secondary program such as a technical/community college, junior college or four-year institution.

Along with completing the application, students must include copies of SAT/ACT scores, a copy of their FAFSA application, and two letters of reference, one of which must be from a community member.

Completed application packets must be submitted to the student’s high school counseling center by Monday, March 14.

Scholarship winners will be notified by the beginning of May.

The Haywood County Schools Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to supporting educational opportunities for the students and staff of Haywood County Consolidated Schools. The funding for scholarships is provided by generous donors.

For more information about scholarships or help with filling out a FAFSA, contact Wood at or 828-456-2400 ext 2117.

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