The three recipients of the Bill Taylor Scholarship for the current school year are Sunnie Hill Clapsaddle, Melvena Swimmer, and Sean Michael Stamper.
The scholarship is intended for students pursuing a degree in Business Administration or a Business-related area. The students must be enrolled members of the EBCI or their immediate family members must be enrolled.
The Bill Taylor Scholarship was started by a donation from Harrah’s Casino to pay tribute to William R. Taylor “who played a pivotal role in bringing new revenues, new jobs and new opportunities for Tribal members through his work in establishing gaming on the Reservation.”
The Fund, administered locally by the Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation (which is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation), is a permanent endowment. The local Sequoyah Golf Tournament has added to the Fund annually which is greatly appreciated because it increases the amount that can be awarded to local students. Since 2001, 23 students have shared a total of $17,193.00.
– Bill Taylor Scholarship