Catch the Spirit of Appalachia
                      "Keeping Appalachian Heritage Alive"

Scholarships & Endowment

Supported, in part, from the Catch the Spirit of Appalachia Endowment,
a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation,
and by the efforts of the Board Of Directors for Catch the Spirit of Appalachia
It is our desire to support and encourage the youth of Western North Carolina in honoring and preserving our local authentic Appalachian heritage.

Through the past few years we have presented three and four individual $500 scholarships for Appalachia Studies to many graduating high school seniors in Western North Carolina. However, beginning in 2015 the founders and board members of Catch the Spirit of Appalachian instigated the drive to bring the scholarships to a place where deserving students who need assistance in entering college could apply for our scholarships through the community college. Therefore, Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Inc. a Jackson County Heritage non-profit organization is in the process of raising $15,000 for an "Endowed Scholarship" administered through Southwestern Community College. 

Goal:   To raise $15,000 by the end of 2016
Monies raised as of January, 2016:   $10,500

During this year, look for us out in the community in festivals, events, book stores and other places where we will be at work to complete our goal.

One of our fundraisers is this perpetual calendar authored by Etheree Chancellor and Amy Ammons Garza.
Please take a look at it and help us by purchasing a copy of this book.  Click on the link provided below!

We are also working on completing a cookbook with recipes gleaned from our Western North Carolina board members and friends.  Look for that in 2016.

 Spending Time in the Great Smoky Mountains
$14.95 (2015)

A 52-page, 6" x 9", perpetual calendar—a calendar for any year—to jot down thoughts or diary entries about your time in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Photographers Etheree Chancellor and Amy Ammons Garza have shared images of their many travels in the national park, inserting flowers and
plants in the month they bloom. A great gift for anyone in your family who loves nature and especially if they are planning a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains anytime soon.

(“Spending Time in the Great Smoky Mountains”
is a scholarship fundraiser for the nonprofit Catch the Spirit of Appalachia.)

To help us with our goal to complete our Endowed Scholarship for Education, go to:

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