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Leroy Ripper Scholarship

Community Foundation of Western North Carolina

Application Information

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Scholarship Overview

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who live in Cherokee or Clay County, North Carolina. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must attend a public high school in an eligible county and plan to enroll full-time in an accredited US college, university, community college, or vocational school. Those who attend the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the UNC School of the Arts High School, Tri-County Early College High School, or a home school registered with the NC Department of Non-Public Education are also eligible, as long as they are legal residents of one of the two counties mentioned above. Applicants need not be at the top of their class, but should show academic promise, a commitment to community service, and demonstrated leadership skills. Preference will be given to those with financial need.

How easy is it to apply?

Not too bad

This scholarship's application process may have items such as essays that could take a couple hours.

How much competition is there?

Relatively little!

This scholarship has a relatively low number of applicants.

Contact Information



Deadline: Jan 26
Average Award: $1,000
Awards Granted: 1
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