The N.C. 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 a student qualifies, visit NCCF’s website at

The Bill Taylor Scholarship Endowment is available to enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians or their spouses, children or other immediate family members pursuing a degree in business administration or a business related curriculum.

The deadline to apply is March 31.

Jamie Hampton, 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,” she 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, visit the NCCF website at