Merit Scholarships

I n 2012, Asheville School's Board of Trustees established the Mitchell and Anderson Founders' Scholarship Program to honor Asheville School's founders, Charles Andrews Mitchell and Newton Mitchell Anderson.

A limited number of Founders' Scholarships will be available each year to new boarding applicants who have demonstrated exceptional character, academic excellence, and influential contributions to their school community through extracurricular achievements. In recognizing this dedication and achievement, these scholarships will further assist families in providing their children with an outstanding educational boarding school experience.

Who is Eligible?

  • All Early Decision and Regular Decision boarding applicants
  • Special consideration will be given to students entering grades 9 and 10; however, applications are welcome for students in all grades

The Award

Each year the Anderson and Mitchell Founders' Scholarships are awarded to new boarding applicants on the basis of academic merit, extracurricular achievement, and character. Scholarship recipients may receive up to $20,000 and awards are renewed each year. No additional forms or supplementary materials are required, as all new boarding applicants will be considered. Awards will be determined by the Admissions Committee in early March and those applicants receiving an award will be notified by March 10.

The Founders' Scholarships are in addition to the Aronian and Williams Merit Scholarships, Asheville School's first endowed merit scholarships established in 2008 by Whit 1971 and Sharon Kehaya for an outstanding boarding student in each form.