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The Francee Sherman Student Award

In 1963, Francee Sherman became the first President of the League of Women Voters of Henderson County.  She had such strong convictions about the good work of our League that she left money in her will to create a fund to provide money for educational projects that benefit our membership. Such grants have paid for guest speakers, the printing of Know Your Local Government, educating our members, and the annual Francee Sherman Student Award.

See more information about the Henderson County League of Women Voters Education Fund and consider making a contribution!


The 2021 Award Application Package

Purpose: Provide a one-time $500 award to a Henderson County graduating senior who is accepted into a post-secondary education or training program.

Sponsor(s): League of Women Voters Henderson County (LWVHC). The LWVHC will present the award to the winning student at their school awards day and at the LWVHC Annual Meeting.

Who is Eligible: Any senior student enrolled in a public school, domiciled in Henderson County and is on track to graduate in the current school year. An eligible student must provide proof that s/he has been accepted into a post-secondary education program.

Application Package: The LWVHC Francee Sherman Student Award applicant package must include the following:

Application Deadline: Each complete application must be submitted by mail or online to the LWVHC Student Engagement Team by March 31st, 2021. See information below. 

Submitting the Award Application

The deadline for submitting 2021 applications was March 31st. Thank you to all who submitted applications.

The Application Package may be submitted by mail or online.

If by mail, please send all of the necessary materials in one package to:

LWVHC Student Award
PO Box 2238
Hendersonville, NC 28793

If applying online, please scan or save each document as a PDF. Attach all material to an email to the LWVHC Education Team. In the body of the email, please include the applicant's name and contact information. Indicate the best way to contact you (e.g., phone, email, text message).