Alleghany Education Foundation

The Alleghany Education Foundation provides

scholarship and enrichment opportunities to students

in Alleghany County.

Alleghany Christmas Tree Growers Association, Inc. Scholarship

Statement of Scholarship Program

The Alleghany Christmas Tree Growers Association membership voted in 2005 to establish an annual scholarship from funds of the Association to be given to a student of Alleghany High School to pursue a higher education. The conditions and requirements of the scholarship are as follows:


(I) Description of Scholarship

Funds for one or more scholarships shall be made available each year, each in the amount of $500.00.


The scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award, but each person meeting the criteria shall be allowed to reapply in succeeding years. The scholarship shall be open to any graduating senior or past recipient of the scholarship.


The scholarship recipient shall be chosen by a scholarship committee, which shall be appointed by the Board of Directors of the Association at their sole discretion.

Recipients shall be chosen based on academic promise and financial need. Consideration shall be given to those students entering a college or university program in an agricultural, horticultural, or forestry field.


(II) Qualifications


The award of the scholarship will be based on the applicant’s academic records, participation in school activities, community and church service, college major, and work experience.


(III) Application Process


Applications shall be available from the Guidance Office at Alleghany High School or Alleghany Extension Center.


Applications will be due as required by the AHS Guidance Counselor. Call 372-5095 for the exact date.


Announcement of the scholarship award shall be made at Alleghany High School Scholarship Awards Assembly.


Completed Application Packets are due in the Guidance Office by Friday, March 1, 2019, by 12 noon.


(IV) Selection Process


Each recipient shall be chosen by the Scholarship Committee of the Association as appointed by the Association’s Board of Directors. This committee shall meet as needed to adequately administer the scholarship.


All eligible applicants will be considered without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


(V) Payment of Scholarship Funds


The Association’s Treasurer shall make payment of any scholarship funds awarded directly to the recipient.


(VI) Change of Criteria and Terms


The criteria and terms of this scholarship shall be amended as needed from time to time by a majority vote of the then serving Board of Directors of the Association at a duly called meeting thereof.

Complete Application Form:

Please furnish two (2) letters of recommendation from a school official, employer, or community leader.
Also, please furnish a current grade transcript.

Please include your name in the file name and in your letters!

Post Office Box 33 Sparta, North Carolina 28675

Phone: 336.372.4755