Applications for this scholarship are now closed
Applications are now open for the Richard Hettrick Scholarship. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate, first-time applicants and currently enrolled students up to their junior year who have a demonstrated financial need. Each scholarship shall be awarded for one academic year and may be renewed at the discretion of the committee provided the recipient re-applies for the scholarship and continues to meet the conditions of eligibility and funds are available.
Scholarship Details: The Hettrick family honors Rev. Richard “Dick” Hettrick’s life of service and support of the mission of Warren Wilson College, who volunteered his service to the College’s Parent Council and the Presbyterian Church Relations Council and Board of Visitors. His wife and family wish to honor his life of service and his support of the mission of Warren Wilson College by establishing the Richard Hettrick Scholarship for students with financial need. Applicants for the scholarship are asked to write a short essay reflecting on how their continued education might enable them to meet the community needs they will encounter as they seek to answer their own life’s calling
Selection Procedure: Recipients of this scholarship shall be selected by committee. Applicants are encouraged to read the brief biographical sketch of Richard Hettrick (noted in the application form) in whose honor this scholarship was created. The criterion for selection is based on the essay written by the applicant as reviewed by the selection committee. The selection process will take place each spring with the award/s to be disbursed the following fall semester.
Applications for this scholarship are now closed
Applications are now open for the Black Leadership Excellence Scholarship. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate, full-time, self-identified Black students, with preference given to students who demonstrate leadership qualities.
Scholarship Details: Initiated by the Warren Wilson College Black Student Union, the Board of Trustees approved the creation of this scholarship from the general endowment in Fall 2020. This endowed fund was created in memory of George Floyd and the work racial justice organizers did in the wake of his murder. It recognizes students who are leading the charge to change our College—and greater community—to better meet our social justice mission.
Selection Procedure: Nominate yourself or a fellow student if you/they identify as Black, stand out in leadership abilities, and meaningfully contribute to racial justice work at WWC and beyond. Recipients of this scholarship shall be selected by committee. The selection process will take place each spring with the award/s to be disbursed the following fall semester.
Remember: NEVER apply for a scholarship that requires an application fee. No legitimate outside scholarships will require you to release your social security number, banking info, or credit card number in order to apply.
Here are some handy resources to help you get started in your search for additional funding:
Scholarship Scams -- Advice from the Federal Trade Commission
Federal Student Aid -- general info from the federal government, including the Department of Labor's scholarship search tool
General scholarship search engines include:
International students can utilize https://www.internationalscholarships.com/ to search for international-specific scholarships
North Carolina residents may reference College Foundation of NC's website for helpful information about applying for college, financial aid, and merit-based scholarships. Additionally, information on the College Foundation of NC's student loan program can be found on the NC Assist website
Golden Leaf Scholarship for students who live in a North Carolina eligible county. Please check the website for further eligibility criteria.
CFNC also offers a recurring no-essay scholarship contest open to NC residents or students attending a college in NC -- we would encourage all interested students to apply!
Western North Carolina residents may reference the Community Foundation of WNC's website for additional scholarships
Certain Western North Carolina residents may also be eligible for the Gertrude McDaris Ruskin and Sidney H. Ruskin Scholarship -- more info here!
The Harlem Bling Annual Scholarship
Trueleaf Market Agricultural Sciences Award (for students studying agriculture)
Joseph Samuels Scholarship
Equal Opportunity Scholarship
Evoke Neuroscience Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals
McGovern Legacy Scholarship
Mental Health Scholarship for Women
Mindscape Big Picture Scholarship
Diverse Abilities Quarterly Scholarship
Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship
Orchard's Scholarship for Women of Color in STEM
Be Bold No Essay Scholarship
2023 Dwellsy Scholarship
College Ave. Monthly Scholarship
WPS Neurodiversity and Student Diversity Scholarships
Dick Hannah Dealership Scholarship
Lauren Plunk Scholarship for Women Entrepreneurs
The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship
Top Nutrition Coaching Annual Hero's Legacy Scholarship
Annual Sustainable Business Scholarship
Smith, Born, Leventis, Taylor & Vega Scholarship
Kyle Lam Hacker Scholarship
Ronran Glee Literacy Scholarship
Learner's Annual Online Learning Innovator Scholarship
Learner's Annual Innovators of Color in STEM Scholarship
Careers in Conservation Scholarship Program
The Garden Club of America Scholarships
If you receive any outside scholarships, please let the Financial Aid Office know as soon as possible! All outside scholarship checks should be mailed to directly to the Financial Aid Office:
WWC Financial Aid OfficePO Box 9000, CPO 6342Asheville, NC 28815
If a student receives an outside scholarship, WWC will not reduce institutional aid. In situations where a student with an outside scholarship could receive a financial aid package that takes their funding over their cost of attendance, then we would reduce loan eligibility/balances first in order to keep total aid at or under the cost of attendance. Outside scholarships are earned, and we treat them as a complement to any institutional funding we offer a student. As such, we strongly encourage students to apply for as many outside scholarships as possible!