The Apple Ambassador represents the North Carolina Apple Festival and the North Carolina Apple Growers Association.  The ambassador program selects the recipients of the Evelyn Lutz Hill Memorial Scholarships.  A $2,000.00 college scholarship is awarded to the ambassador and a $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to the first runner up.

Please click here for the 2021 Apple Ambassador Application.

All fully completed applications must be mailed and postmarked by March 30, 2021, to the NC Apple Festival Office, PO Box 886, Hendersonville NC 28793.

The 2020 Apple Ambassador is Emma Elizabeth Gilliam. Ms. Gilliam is a student at East Henderson High School. Her parents are Maggie and Bruce Gilliam. The Runner-up is Haley Nicole Hargus, who is a rising senior at East Henderson High School.   Her parents are Beverly and Greg Hargus.

Emma Gilliam, 2020 NC Apple Festival Ambassador