Robert E. and Viola Forga Scholarship

The Robert E. and Viola Forga Scholarship has been established to assist students who need financial aid to pursue a post-secondary education. Mr. and Mrs. Forga, successful business leaders in their community, value the importance of post secondary education and wish to assist deserving students. Mr. and Mrs. Forga are examples of a true entrepreneurial spirit. Through honest hard work, excellent service to customers, and a keen business sense, these two began a grading business on a “shoe-string budget” and developed this business into a substantial construction firm while, at the same time, expanding and diversifying their businesses to include real estate holdings. They developed their businesses at the same time they were raising ten wonderful children, all of whom are graduates of the Haywood County School System. Mrs. Forga wishes to assist the citizens of Haywood County by offering assistance that will hopefully open the door for others who may wish to follow in their footsteps. This scholarship is designed with that purpose in mind.

• A Haywood County resident, and a senior in a Haywood County High School
• He/she must be planning to attend an approved secondary program (technical/community college, junior college, four-year institution)
• Provide clear evidence of financial need, and have a 2.5 or better GPA.
• Scholastic Achievement

A scholarship selection committee appointed by the Foundation President and Executive Director shall select scholarship recipients. The committee shall consist of representatives of the Foundation, the schools, and the community. The committee will make a recommendation for the recipient of the scholarship. The selection process shall consist of a review and evaluation of the scholarship application and possibly a personal interview. The Board of Directors of the Foundation will make the final decision on the recipient of this scholarship. The Board’s decision shall be final. The Haywood County Schools Foundation, Inc., a tax-exempt charitable foundation, will administer the scholarship fund.

The amount of individual scholarship awards may vary dependent upon need and the number of awards for a given year. In no case shall the total amount of scholarship funds awarded exceed $2,000 per calendar year.