UNC Asheville Athletic Scholarship Endowment Program


"Game Plan for Future Success"


Open a Gift Agreement form for establishing a UNC Asheville Athletic Scholarship Endowment.


Establishing athletic scholarship endowments to underwrite the costs of tuition, room, board, books, fees, and other academic support services for all 15 sports at UNC Asheville is our "Game Plan for Future Success" and a top priority for our athletics department. Scholarship expenses are not options and they continue to rise on an annual basis.


UNC Asheville has a total of 78 full-equivalent athletic scholarships covering 15 intercollegiate athletic teams and 198 student-athletes. This is far below the 132.7 full scholarships we are allowed to offer student-athletes. Endowments will become a key source of funding for our athletic program to insure that we can continue to offer educational opportunities to highly motivated and skilled student-athletes.


Opportunities exist to establish a permanently named endowment that will perpetually benefit the student-athletes at UNC Asheville. An endowment is a donation whose invested interest generates the funding for athletic scholarships. There are many ways a donor may to choose to make a gift: cash donations, wills, trusts, insurance policies, real estate, or other opportunities. Gifts can be made as a one-time contribution or may be made over a five-year pledge period.


Athletic Scholarship Endowments can be named in honor or memory of an individual with an initial gift or pledge of $25,000. Payment terms are flexible. Gifts of any amount are welcome for new or currently established endowments.


Currently, we have 14 Athletic Scholarship Endowments that provide financial assistance to UNC Asheville student-athletes. These include:


Ruth & Luther Barnhardt Scholarship Fund


Robert Hartman Athletic Scholarship

Dave Hart Athletic Scholarship

Eddie Biedenbach Athletic Scholarship

Samuel J. Millar Athletic Scholarship

Willie and Carlene Locke Athletic Scholarship

Charlie "Choo-Choo" and Sarah Justice Athletic Scholarship

Lt. Colonel Cecil C. and Lois H. Hutchins Athletic Scholarship

Ralph F. Hooker Athletic Scholarship

Arthur P. Foley/Foley Family Athletic Scholarship


Wilma Sherrill Scholarship Endowment


JW and Darlene Davis Scholarship


Joyce & Bruce Goforth Endowed Athletic Scholarship


The Marcey R. Kattermann Athletics Endowed Scholarship


If you are interested in establishing an endowment or want to learn more about the UNC Asheville Athletic Scholarship Endowment Program, please contact: Janet Cone, Director of Athletics at 828-251-6922 or via email at or Aaron Sanders, Director of Athletics Annual Giving at 828-250-3858 or via email at


For Information about the Bulldog Athletic Association (BAA)

Aaron Sanders
Office: (828) 250-3858

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