Cynthia Shepherd Culbertson Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Cynthia Shepherd Culbertson Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established with the Haywood County Schools Foundation, Inc., to honor Cindy’s memory and to make college study possible for deserving students in Haywood County. The Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established by Cindy’s friends and will be administered by the Haywood County Schools Foundation, Inc.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

• Haywood County Resident
• Graduating High School Senior from Haywood County Schools
• Attending a college or university which is part of the University of the North Carolina System
• Participation in extracurricular activities and community service
• Exceptional ability and involvement in the arts
• Exceptional ability and involvement in working with children
• Financial Need
• Preference to human services related field of study

SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARD
The process for selecting recipients of the Cynthia Shepherd Culbertson Memorial Scholarship will be established by the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will make a recommendation for the recipient of the scholarship. The committee is composed of teachers, guidance personnel, administrators and friends of the Culbertson family. The selection process shall consist of a review and evaluation of the scholarship application and possibly a personal interview. The Board of Directors of the Foundation will make the final decision on the recipient of this scholarship. Awards will be $500 each. The number of scholarships given will be based on funds available at the time the scholarship is awarded. The Board’s decision shall be final. The Haywood County Schools Foundation, Inc., a tax-exempt charitable foundation, will administer the scholarship fund.

PAYMENT OF AWARDS
Payment of scholarship awards will be made at the beginning of the school year or at the beginning of each semester. Checks will be made payable to the school for student’s account and will be forwarded to the financial aid office. A copy of the previous semester grades is required to be submitted to the Foundation before payment will occur.