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.
Scholarship Application Available Now!
Asheville City Schools Foundation Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to Asheville High and SILSA. Application deadline Monday March 2nd, 2018 Midnight EST.
Applicants should meet these criteria:
1. Enrolled at Asheville High or SILSA and in their senior year.
2. Attending a 2 or 4 year college or university in the next school year.
3. Earned a weighted GPA of 3.0, (some exceptions may apply).
4. Demonstrated good character in and outside of school.
5. Supported the community through volunteer service.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Director of Grants and Scholarships
ACSF offers memorial scholarships to honor the following individuals
John B. Lewis
Seth David Shillcock Olson
Judson R. Porter
Mrs. Eleanor Wykle
Congratulations to the ACSF Scholarship Awardees for 2017!
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 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.
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.
Samuel Bible-Sullivan, Haylie Fehl, Elijah Wilde
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 $2,000 each to two students with a history of volunteer service.
Ethan Helig, Justin Sech
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.
Candida Alas-Ortega, Devin Jones
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.
Isaac Pohl-Zaretsky, Sophia Cross, Miksa Karcheski, Tabis Gore, Zaria Jordan, Angelique Ayoade, Liam Hurley Matz, Raleigh Cury, Josue Lomeli-Garcia
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.
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 their principal.
Lily Morgan, Jaszmin Dean
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.
Itzel Garcia Ruiz
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 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: Candida Alas-Ortega, Angelique Ayoade, Mercy Beveridge, Korina Dariy, Tanya Davila, Cederia Davis, Itzel Garcia Ruiz, Shamone Jones, Josue Lomeli-Garcia, Myra Pearson, Jamie Rhodes, Sophia Rutherford, Angel Vasquez Ramirez, Ashley White