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.

We encourage all potential candidates to apply.

Who is Eligible?

  • New applicants for our boarding program
  • Students with a record of high achievement in school
  • Students who are enthusiastic about attending Boarding School
  • Special consideration will be given to students entering grades 9 and 10; however, applications are welcome for students in all grades

The Award

Recipients will be awarded up to $20,000 each academic year, through their graduation, as long as they maintain High Honors (3.7 GPA), remain contributing citizens, and participate enthusiastically in our afternoon activities program.

Application Process

Applicants must submit:

  • A letter of nomination from a non-family member that speaks to the applicant's strengths as a determined scholar, as a person of high character, and as an influential school citizen.

  • SSAT or SAT scores and official school transcripts that support outstanding academic achievement

  • Asheville School's Merit Supplement

Important Dates

Letters of Nomination Accepted: September 1 through February 1
Application Deadline: February 1
Merit Scholarship Winners Notified: 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.