The Ashe County Christmas Tree Association established this scholarship in an effort to promote higher education in the field of agriculture. It is important to the association that our agricultural community flourishes by educating young minds on the importance of agriculture in our area. We welcome all Ashe County High School Seniors to apply, although special consideration will be given to students pursuing agriculture or agriculturally-related fields.


The $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded in May and will be presented at the beginning of the students Freshman year to the financial aid office of the students choosing. The Ashe County Christmas Tree Association Board of Directors 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.