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CFWNC Awards Scholarships Totaling $587,000


July 22, 2019

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved scholarships totaling $587,000 to 99 students in 57 schools in 22 counties in Western North Carolina. Sixty volunteers from the community worked to review applications and select recipients.

In Transylvania County, Rachel Malmin of Brevard High School and Joshua Voris of Rosman High School received awards.

Scholarship endowments can have broad eligibility criteria or can be focused on a particular school or county, offered to students pursuing a degree in a stated field or available to those who will attend a designated college or university.

“It is a privilege to work with students, counselors and volunteers from all over Western North Carolina,” said Scholarship Officer Lezette Parks. “I would not be able to do my job well without their help. Working together, we awarded a record high of $587,000 to very deserving students this year. These awards are an investment in the future.”

The CFWNC works with families, businesses and nonprofits to strengthen communities through the creation of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking. A permanent charitable resource, the foundation manages over 1,100 funds and facilitated $20 million in grants last year bringing total giving to more than $254 million since its founding in 1978. Learn more at


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