The Ashe County Christmas Tree Association offers an annual scholarship to promote higher education in the field of agriculture. The ACCTA hopes to strengthen our agricultural community by educating young minds on the importance of agriculture in our area. All seniors in high school are welcome to apply, although special consideration will be given to students pursuing agriculture or agriculturally-related fields.


The scholarship is for $1,500.00. It is awarded in May and will be presented at the beginning of the recipient’s first year in higher education to the financial aid office of the recipient’s choosing. The Board of Directors of the Ashe County Christmas Tree Association will determine the recipient based on the following requirements:

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior for the current year
  • Applicant must be a resident of Ashe County
  • Applicant must have maintained an unweighted 2.5 GPA
  • Financial need taken into consideration
  • Work History
  • Involvement in extra-curricular/community activities
  • The intent to pursue a career in agriculture or in an agriculturally -related field
  • Character and leadership potential

Download the scholarship application.