NC Community Foundation announces local scholarship availability (February 2021)

The North Carolina Community Foundation recently announced the statewide opening of scholarship season.

NCCF administers more than 150 scholarships for students across the state. Eligibility criteria and deadlines are specific and vary widely by scholarship and location. Deadlines typically range from March to May. To determine if you or your student qualifies, visit our scholarships page.

In Macon County, the George and Bonnie Siek Memorial Scholarship Endowment is available to graduates of Macon County high schools who will attend an accredited college or university at the undergraduate or graduate level. Preference is given to graduates from the Town of Highlands.

The deadline to apply is March 31.

Tyran Hill, scholarship administrator, said that this scholarship provides a good opportunity for local students to further their educations. “Our aim is to raise awareness about opportunities offered through scholarships held with the North Carolina Community Foundation,” he said. “We’re honored to steward these scholarships on behalf of our fundholders who are investing in the futures of these North Carolinians.”

For further information, contact NCCF Program Officer Tyran Hill at or visit our scholarships page.