Alleghany Education Foundation

The Alleghany Education Foundation provides

scholarship and enrichment opportunities to students

in Alleghany County.


Felmet / Hampton Scholarship Fund was established by family members and friends in memory of Jack W. Felmet and Joe Blake Hampton. These two outstanding teachers were tremendous, positive influences on the agriculture students of Alleghany High School for over twenty years. Through their hard work and dedication to Alleghany County, an excellent vocational agriculture program with first rate facilities has been provided for students. Their influence made the difference between a good program and an excellent program.


This annual scholarship of $500-$1000 is intended to aid graduating seniors of Alleghany High School in becoming teachers of vocational agriculture or other vocational areas.

ELIGIBILITY (Prioritized)

1. Student planning to become teachers of vocational agriculture.

2. Student entering other vocational areas.

3. Student entering a two – year program in agriculture or other vocational area.

4. Student entering teaching in any other field.


1. Financial need

2. Scholarship achievement

3. Interview

4. Teacher recommendation

Recipient must be accepted in an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university, preferably with the intention of becoming a vocational teacher or work in a vocational field.

The first runner – up will be selected in the event the original recipient should forfeit the rights to the scholarship.


Selection in made by the Felmet/Hampton Scholarship Committee composed of the following:

A. Chairman of the Agriculture Department

B. Three representatives of other vocational departments


Applications will be due as required by the AHS

Guidance Counselor. Call 372-5095 for the exact date.

May / June

  • Announcement of winner at Awards Day Assembly
  • Recipient signs acceptance in Guidance Office


Payment shall be made directly to the student for college tuition; half at the beginning of the first semester and half at the beginning of the second semester.


The scholarship will be awarded each year during Awards Day Assembly at Alleghany High School (by a member of the scholarship committee)

Please include the following:

Letter stating reason for applying for the scholarship and plans for the future.

Please include your name in the letter or file name

114 S. Main St • Post Office Box 33

Sparta, North Carolina 28675