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, outstanding academic achievement, and influential contributions to their school community through service, the arts or athletics. 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 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 merit scholarships are awarded to new students on the basis of academic and extracurricular merit. They range in value from $5,000 - $20,000 and are renewed annually. There is no separate application process, as all boarding applicants are automatically considered and awards are determined by the Admissions Committee. Those receiving awards will be notified by March 15.

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.