Terrell L. Scruggs was a native to Brevard and was a loved family member, treasured coworker and friend. This scholarship fund is presented to deserving students as a means to honor Mr. Scruggs and his family. As colleague, friend, and scholarship board chairman, Chief Phil Harris states, "Terry, a graduate of Brevard High School, was not only a proponent of higher education, he was a product of it. He had an undergraduate degree from Mars Hill College and a Masters in Business Administration from Appalachian State University. His example in life is what we would like to pass on in his name. This [scholarship] is one way to accomplish that goal."
Terry Scruggs spent 17 years with the City of Brevard as the Finance Director. Before that time, he was Vice President of Brevard Federal Savings and Loan. Terry was known for his positive customer relationships built on professionalism and servant leadership. Terry was also an active member in Glady Branch Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Betty, daughter Karyn Scruggs Roth and husband Chip Roth of Raleigh, North Carolina, and son Jeff T. Scruggs. Terry took great joy in spending time with his grandchildren, Emma Claire Roth, Kathryn Blake Roth, and Jaxson Wyatt Scruggs.
The Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship will be given to senior students selected from any of the three Transylvania County high schools to assist with college expenses. These students will be selected by board members of the Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Committee based on character, academic achievements, extracurricular participation, volunteer work, commitment, community involvement, and references. The application is reasonable in length and available to any and all seniors seeking assistance in funding higher education.
Your donation to the Terrell L. Scruggs Scholarship Fund will assist students of Transylvania County schools who wish to pursue further education. The money that you donate will be used for the sole purpose of funding a scholarship program. No monies will be used to purchase marketing, fundraising, or other such materials. Your generous donations are tax deductible and the city will provide the necessary tax deduction information to you shortly following your donation contribution.