Special Report to Blowing Rock News. February 20, 2020. BOONE, NC — Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 High Country Association of Realtors® (HCAR) scholarship program.
A total of four scholarships are available to college-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic aspiration and community service. One $3,000 scholarship and three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded by the HCAR Board of Directors. A recipient will be selected from each of the counties HCAR comprises: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery and Watauga.
One $3,000 and three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2020.
The purpose of the program is to help build young leaders of character who live with high ethical standards and are committed to service in their personal, academic, and social lives.
AJ Ayers, a graduate of Avery County High School, was the 2019 recipient of the HCAR scholarship program. The salutatorian of his graduating class, Ayers also graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics online program. He planned to attend NC State and pursue a career in mechanical engineering.
The 2020 application can be found online at www.highcountryrealtors.org/scholarship. All applications must be received by Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. Applicants must be high school seniors within Alleghany, Ashe, Avery or Watauga counties, and planning to attend trade school or college upon graduation, including all community, public, or private universities.