United Community Bank Scholarships

United Community Bank (formally Carolina Community Bank) has established two scholarships to be awarded this year. United Community Bank is a local community bank committed to education in Haywood County and Western North Carolina. Two $500 one-time scholarships will be available to any senior in the Haywood County Public Schools.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
• Graduating Senior from Haywood County Schools
• Interest towards the business field
• Community involvement and extra-curricular activities
• Academic achievement
• Financial need

PROCESS
The Haywood County Schools Foundation will appoint a committee to review the applications. The committee will be composed of a teacher, guidance counselor, and board members of the Foundation. The committee will make a recommendation for the recipient of the scholarship. 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. 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 further payment will occur.