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The Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program has kicked off its 32 year of raising funds for scholarships for Transylvania County students. 

Last year the program divided $106,500 equally among Blue Ridge Community College, Bre-vard College and Tr...

April 28, 2019

We are adding a link to the College Foundation of North Carolina (  on our WEB site under the Links tab.  This is a state sponsored site to help students and parents plan, apply and pay for college.    

December 17, 2018

Yet again, the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program has set a fundraising record. Last year, in its 30 year of raising money to help Transylvania County students further their educations, the program divided $90,000 equally among Blue Ridge Community College, Br...

November 20, 2018

Pictured left to right, front row: Jade Pierce, Eve Reid, Jackie Morrison, Emily McCall; back row school liaisons Susan Edmonds and Diane Adler-Wailes.

Four of the twelve 2018 recipients of Connestee Falls scholarships who are studying at Blue Ridge Community College re...

November 20, 2018

Washington (AFP) -

Michael Bloomberg's record $1.8 billion donation for financial aid to Johns Hopkins University highlights the problem of student debt in America, which can still be a burden even years after graduation.

According to the Department of Education, 42.2 mi...

September 28, 2018

This year's Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program "Celebration of Education Gala" on Friday night, Sept. 21, lived up to its theme, "A Night to Shine." The highlight of the evening came at the end of the program: the announcement of a major donation which will be...

September 16, 2018

Connestee Falls scholarship winner Aleece Fosnight is a high achiever. A 2003 graduate of Brevard High School, she finished her course work a semester early and started Brevard College as a sophomore in January 2003.

She graduated from Brevard College in...

When Bill Medl, the Chair of the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program, received three thank you notes bearing the same surname and return address on the envelopes, he thought there must have been some error. Upon reading the notes, however, he realized that inst...

August 28, 2018

Shortly after Matthew Bailey graduated from BrevardHigh School this year, his research was the subject of an article entitled "Finding a Natural Source of Medicine in Waterfall Plants." The article appeared in the blog of the Society 

for Science and the Public on...

August 28, 2018

As of today, all the major educational institutions in Transylvania County – Transylvania CountySchools, Brevard Academy, Blue Ridge Community College and Brevard College – are fully operational with classes and extracurricular activities underway....

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