High School Seniors:
Apply Now for the MCHS Scholarship
The Mitchell County Historical Society Scholarship is awarded annually to a Mitchell County high school senior in the amount of $500.
The applicant must be a high school senior who has demonstrated an interest in Appalachian studies, including, but not necessarily limited to Appalachian history, music, art, folk culture and economic or community development. The applicant must demonstrate a desire to pursue this study at a higher educational level and express a desire to eventually live and work within Appalachia. The scholarship is intended as a grant-in-aid to be used for educational expenses such as tuition, books and equipment related to the course of study.
The application will require personal information regarding the applicant, including parents’ names and addresses, grade point average, information regarding any arrest history, future educational plans, and at least three references (two non-educational), and information regarding family income.
An essay will be required in which the applicant will detail the area of Appalachian studies in which he or she has been involved, explain his or her educational intentions and discuss his or her plans for a future career. The applications must be completed by April 15, 2017.
All applications will be referred to the Mitchell Historical Society Scholarship Committee who will review the applications, evaluate the applicants, and select three finalists by April 30,2017. The applicant’s financial need may be a consideration in determining the finalists and/or the eventual winner.
Upon receipt of the names of the finalists and their original applications, the Mitchell County Historical Society Board of Directors will conduct personal interviews with the applicants. The winner will be notified and the scholarship will be presented by May 11, 2017.
Please contact us if you need more information or would like to share your thoughts about the scholarship application process.