Brevard College recently announced that it will offer half tuition scholarships to high school graduates of Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancey Counties.
“As part of Brevard College’s continued commitment to our community, we’re excited to be able to provide this educational opportunity for students in our area who otherwise would not have the resources to attend college,” said Brevard College President David Joyce. “It’s important to us that we share the many exceptional areas of study that Brevard College has to offer with local students at a discounted price.”
Brevard College offers local students an opportunity to engage in Brevard’s experiential, hands-on approach to learning. A small college of approximately 650 students, Brevard College offers one-on-one attention in small classrooms. Last fall, the College enrolled its largest new student class in 15 years.
Brevard College’s long-standing commitment to aid local students began in 1853 in a one-room schoolhouse where the college’s first leader, The Reverend Laban Abernethy, set as a goal that, “None shall ever be turned away for want of means.” Currently, approximately 15 percent of the College’s student body comes from western North Carolina.
To receive the Brevard College half-tuition scholarship, students are encouraged to apply for admission today. Applicants must be accepted for admission. Students and families are also encouraged to schedule their Brevard College campus visit today by calling 828-884-8332.