Helping Our Transylvania County Students Afford College Since 1987
Connestee Falls Residents, Families and Friends
Local Small Businesses and Corporations
Local Clubs and Organizations
2016 marks our 29th year of providing scholarship grants to college-bound student residents of Transylvania County. For the complete history of the program click here.
Since 1987, we have raised more than $800,000 to help students attend college. This year a total of $66,000 -- $15,000 more than last year -- will be distributed equally among the schools. Which means we can help even more students afford college!
More than 500 students have been able to attend college in Brevard and all over the country because of the generosity of our community.
Students are selected for scholarship funds based on academic merit and financial need.
The selection process is organized by the staff of the Transylvania County Public School System, Brevard College, and Blue Ridge Community College. Our Program participates in the selection of the high school students. The two colleges make awards through their own selection process
Become A Sponsor
Many levels of sponsorship will entitle you to receive invitations to participate in one of our tournaments and receive invitations to our Celebration of Education Gala on September 16. You may designate the tournament you wish to sponsor when you make your donation.
Click here to download a copy of the 2016 Sponsorship Form.
2016 Sponsor Levels
Platinum - $1,500
Diamond - $1,000
Gold - $600
Silver - $400
Bronze - $250
Mentor - $125
When you donate at the Mentor level or above:
Your name will be posted on our Sponsor Board at the entrance to the Connestee Falls Clubhouse.
Your name will appear in the program for the Celebration of Education Gala.
You will be publicly thanked in the Transylvania Times.
Your donation at the Silver level or above will entitle you to tickets to our Celebration of Education Gala:
• Silver Level - 2 Tickets
• Gold Level - 4 Tickets
• Diamond Level - 6 Tickets
• Platinum Level - 8 Tickets
2016 Tournaments & Events Schedule
The Student Scholarship Fund receives strong support from several tournaments and events held at Connestee Falls facilities.
• Consider becoming a 2016 Scholarship Golf Tournament Sponsor. As a sponsor we also invite you to attend our Celebration of Education Gala on September 16th as a show of our appreciation for sponsors and donors. Click here to download the Golf Tournament Sponsor form.
• Click here to download the Gala registration for Golf Sponsors.
The Celebration of Education Gala on September 16 is truly a night to remember! You will have a chance to meet the scholarship recipients and hear their stories. We acknowledge all our sponsors, hold an amazing Silent Auction, and serve delicious refreshments. Tickets are $35 per person. Contact the Scholarship Committee for additional information on the Celebration of Education Gala.
2016 Student Scholarship Chairs & Co-Chairs
Chair: Roxi Hewertson Co-Chair: Sarah Hysong
School Liaison: Bill Medl
Fundraising: Marge Versprille and Linda Fradley
Publicity: Vicki Held and Nancy Waclawek
Golf Event: Andy Phelps, Kathy Phelps and Trey Wyatt
Golf Breakfast and After Event: Candy Kaylor
Silent Auction and Raffle: Gaye Cawdery
GALA: Jackie Schulman and Kathy Medl
Treasurers: Paddy Cawdery and Will Toscani
Pickleball: Deb Richter, Eliot Butler and John Dreier
Tennis: Bob Coffin and Rick Salling
Bocce: Carl Burkhart
Sponsor Board: Carl Burkhart
Software: Jody Winfield
Advisory Board Members: Gay Coffin, Linda Hysong, Jim Lorah, Tom McMurray, and Deb Richter