Communities thrive when children are prepared to make a difference.
It is critical that our City Schools graduates have the opportunity to move on to higher learning and careers. That is why we provide over $180,000 in new and renewing scholarships each year to help Asheville City Schools students continue to excel after graduation.
Interested in applying? Please complete the application on our scholarship application site. You will need to start an account, once you see your dashboard go to APPLY. You will find a link to the application there. If you have any issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Current Scholarship Opportunities
Stephens Lee Alumni Association
1) All applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or better (Applicants identified as “exceptional” will be reviewed on a case by case basis.) 2)One of their parents, grandparents, or great grandparents must be a Stephens-Lee or Catholic Hill High School alumna/us.
Applicants must include the following items for processing:
● A one page personal letter telling why you should be considered for this scholarship and your educational goals.
● An official copy of your most recent high school or college/university transcript.
● Two letters of recommendation.
For additional information please contact:
Ms. Ernestine Watts, Scholarship Chairperson at 828.299.4748. All applications must be received and postmarked no later than May 2, 2017. No hand delivered applications will be accepted.
Mail to: Scholarship Committee Stephens-Lee Alumni Association, Inc. P. O. Box 105 Asheville, NC 28802
MedicalAssistantDegrees.net offers two $500 scholarships each year in June and December and they are accepting applications for their June 2017 Scholarship. The scholarship is free to apply for and the deadline for applications is June 30, 2017. Applicants are asked to submit a 750-1000 word essay on why they wish to pursue a career in the healthcare field. One lucky applicant will be awarded $500 which they are free to spend as they wish. For full details about this scholarship, please visit:
Mig Vapor: Scholarship recipients are selected through an essay contest. The winning essays will be selected on the basis of how well-written, compelling, and persuasive they are. There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship, and the next application deadline is May 31st, 2017.
More information, as well as eligibility information, can be found here: https://www.migvapor.com/scholarship
QuitSmokingCommunity.org offers $3,000 in scholarships to students who share their vision of the smoke-free world.
Application details and deadlines can be found here:
AlcoRehab.org offers $60,00 in scholarships to the students who raise awareness of the dangers of the alcohol abuse and addictions each year.
Application details and deadlines can be found here:
Congratulations to the ACSF Scholarship Awardees for 2016!
The Dr. Keith Black Scholarship is a one-time award of $500 to a student pursuing a health-related career, has a 3.0 GPA and has participated in at least one extra-curricular activity or works after school.
The Commander Guy R. Bostain ROTC Scholarships are one-time awards of $1,000 to ROTC students with a history of leadership activities.
Jacob McIntosh, Caitlin Groetsch
The Mitchell Carlisle Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 award to a student ranked in the Top 20% of the class who has been involved in athletics and participates in school activities.
The Bill Dechant Asheville City Schools Memorial Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 to a student who exhibits good character and leadership skills, has maintained a good academic average, has financial need and has a history of playing Field Hockey.
The Deutsch Family Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 to a student with financial need who has promoted racial, religious and cultural harmony while in school.
William E. Drake Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,500 to a student who will attend UNC Chapel Hill, is in the top 20% of the graduating class and has worked to help support herself while in high school.
Sydney Gallek, Kathrin Hopkins, Jesse Rackley
The Lee H. Edwards Class of '48 Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,500 to a student in the upper 30% of the class who will attend a NC publicly funded four or two-year college.
The Lee H. Edwards Class of ’51 Career & Technical Education Scholarships are one-time awards of $1,000 to two students in the pursuit of career and technical education.
Tyasia Raliff, Abram Walker
The Mel Hetland Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 to a student who will attend a NC publicly funded college, has participated in community service and has a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better.
Dajonna Boyd, Caroline Penland, Jayla Bunn
The Jostens Scholarship is a one-time award of $500 to a student involved in extra-curricular activities and who also has a good academic average.
The Bruce & Jean Larson Community Service Scholarship is a $4,000 award, payable at $1,000 per year for four years (subject to satisfactory performance and progress). It is awarded to a student who will attend a four-year college or university, has a 3.0 GPA or better, has a concern for others as demonstrated by significant community service activities throughout high school, and has an interest in and respect for cultural diversity as demonstrated by relevant school and community activities.
The John B. Lewis Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 to a student who will attend a NC publicly funded four-year or community college. The student must have a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better; have participated in team sports at Asheville High School; and show evidence of leadership ability, community service and/or employment experience.
Paddison Family Foundation Scholarships are four-year scholarships of $10,000, payable at $2,500 per year (subject to satisfactory performance and progress), for students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership ability, and good character.
Rudy Bautista-Perez, Joshua Garcia-Billings, Raekwon Griffin, Taekwon Griffin, Luke Haaksma, Ella Heldreth, Aimee Oaks, Caleb Sowers
The People Helping People Scholarship from the State Employees Credit Union Foundation is a four-year scholarship of $10,000, (subject to satisfactory performance and progress,) payable at $1,250 per semester for attendance at one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina. The student must have a 2.5 GPA or better, and must demonstrate leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement.
The Pepsi Cola Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 to a student with scholastic achievement and a desire to pursue higher education.
Jean Louise Webb
The Peterson-Stanley Future Educator Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 to a student who intends to pursue a career in education, who shows financial need and good character. This person must have a weighted, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better; a history of active participation in school activities, community service, and extra-curricular involvement and/or work experience.
The Judson R. Porter Memorial Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 to a student who demonstrates leadership and strong character, expresses interest in education or another helping profession, with a GPA of 3.0 or better and is recommended by the principal of either Asheville High or School of Inquiry and Life Science at Asheville (SILSA).
The Reed Scholarship for Applied Awesomeness is a $10,000 award, payable at $2,500 per year for four years (subject to satisfactory performance and progress). It is awarded to a student who must have a GPA of 3.0 or better; a history of active participation in school activities, community service, extracurricular involvement and/or work experience, and have good character.
The Theda Rudd Asheville City Schools Memorial Scholarship is a one-time award of $1000 to a student who exhibits good character and leadership skills, has a GPA of 3.0 or better with financial need, and expresses interest in education or another helping profession.
The Seth David Shillcock Olson Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 to a student who must have a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better; have participated in athletics; have a history of employment experience and volunteer service to the community; be attending a publicly funded 4 year university; and be well-rounded.
The Deborah M. Sizemore Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 to a student who must show evidence of participation in school or community music programs and acceptance in a music program in a two or four-year college.
The Eleanor and Charles Wykle Scholarship is a $500 award to a student of good character who has a history of service and is a good student.
The City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA) awards $2,000 scholarships to Asheville High School/SILSA students who have successfully completed their summer internships and participated in monthly community service projects throughout the school year. CAYLA has been developed through a partnership between the Asheville City Schools Foundation and the City of Asheville as part of the "Grow Our Own" initiative.
Senior Awards: Hakimm “Kanaje” Allen, Jayla Bunn, Raekwon Griffin, Taekwon Griffin, Ella Heldreth-Schmitt, Jaylen Hooker, Phoenix Keyser, Cindy Marquez, Caroline Penland, Rudy Perez, Cedetria Tranchant, Satorrius Uddyback, Kimberly Vargas, Joshua Garcia Billings