Dr. Alan R. and Rita M. Brown Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Alan and Rita M. Brown Memorial Scholarship has been established by the family to honor our parents for their dedication and commitment to the Haywood County Schools and the community they lived in for over 75 years. Alan and Rita raised six children who attended and graduated from Haywood County Schools. In the fall of 2018, Mark the youngest son, was tragically killed in a motorcycle hit and run accident. We remember Mark, along with our oldest brother David, who was killed in Vietnam in 1968. The scholarship will recognize a senior in the Haywood County Schools who emulated Alan and Rita’s high family values, commitment to public education and willingness to get involved and make a difference in the community where they lived. This is a one – time $1000 scholarship.


• Haywood County Resident
• Graduating High School Senior from public school in Haywood County
• Participation in extracurricular activities
• Exceptional ability and involvement in community service
• Scholastic Achievement
• Financial Need


A selection committee will make a recommendation for the recipient of the scholarships. The selection process shall consist of a review and evaluation of the scholarship applications. 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.