The Bill Taylor Scholarship is available and is intended for students pursuing a degree in business administration or a business-related area.
Applicants must be either EBCI tribal members or members of their immediate family. The application is available on line at this address: www.nccommunityfoundation.org/scholarships – then Search for “Qualla Reservation”. Applications must be returned by June 1 to: Frela Beck, 854 Big Cove Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
The Bill Taylor Scholarship was established by Harrah’s Casino to pay tribute to William R. Tayor. Jerry Egelus, former Harrah’s Cherokee Casino General Manager said, “It’s an honor to establish a scholarship in Bill Taylor’s name. Bill played a pivotal role in bringing new revenues, new jobs and new opportunities for Tribal members through his work in establishing gamin on the reservation”.
The Scholarship is administered as a permanent endowment of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Community Foundation, one of 60 affiliates of the statewide North Carolina Community Foundation. Currently, the local Foundation holds 11 endowment funds, four of which are scholarship or award programs for higher education.
Info: Frela Beck, Bill Taylor Scholarship Committee Chairperson, 497-3671 or Sue LeLievre, NCCF Western Associate, 1-800-201-9532.
– Bill Taylor Scholarship Committee