Scholarships

2017 Application - please print your application and return to Ms. Gayle Higgs at AHS by 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

The Asheboro City Schools Education Foundation Scholarships for 2016-2017 may include any or all of the following:

  1. The B. Frank Barham Excellence in Mathematics Award: awarded to a senior who has completed (or is currently enrolled in) calculus and is ranked in the top 25 percent of the class.
  2. The Redding Scholarship for Excellence: awarded to a senior who is ranked in the top 10 percent of the class and has been active in extracurricular activities.
  3. The T. Henry Redding Scholarship for Achievement: awarded to a senior who is ranked in the top 20 percent of the class, who has enjoyed academic achievement and who has been involved in community and scholastic activities; the recipient must be planning to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  One scholarship will be awarded at $1,000 per year for four years.
  4. The Brooke Upchurch Phillips Scholarship: given in memory of Brooke Phillips, a former AHS student, to a senior ranking in the top 30 in the class who is a North Carolina Scholar, enrolled in honors/AP courses, has financial need and has demonstrated effort in school, community and employment activities.
  5. Fennell, Fields, Stone Scholarship: awarded in memory of Chris Fennell, Joseph B. Fields and Lee J. Stone (former educators) to a student athlete or musician who plans to pursue a career in education.
  6. The Richard Harrington Scholarship: given in memory of Richard Harrington, a former Asheboro educator, to a senior who plans to pursue a career in education.
  7. The Dr. Bob W. Gordon Scholarship: given in honor of Dr. Gordon, who served as superintendent for Asheboro City Schools.  Applicants must have a 'B' average or better and plan to pursue a career in the field of education or a related field - social work, school counselor - at a four-year university.  This scholarship is not based on need.
  8. The Sodexo Services Scholarship: recognizes an AHS senior who is a citizen in the school and community, possesses ethical integrity and civic responsibility, is involved in extracurricular activities, is an academic achiever and has financial need.  Preference is given to a student pursuing a degree in the hospitality field.
  9. The Derek Kesler Scholarship: give in memory of Derek Kesler, a former student at Asheboro High School.  Applicants must have a sound academic record and be active in the community, a good role model and self-disciplined in studies.  Financial need is a factor.  Three recommendations, including one from a current teacher, are required for this scholarship.
  10. C. Reitzel Smith Memorial Scholarship: awarded to a student who has been accepted to an accredited two or four-year college or university.  The student must be in the top 20 percent of the class.  Preference is given to a student entering the field of business, finance or marketing.  The student must demonstrate good moral character, service to the community and a financial need.  The student must also be involve in extracurricular activities.  This scholarship requires two letters of recommendation, one from a teacher and one from a community member.
  11. The Dr. Gurdial S. and Mrs. Surinder Walha Scholarship: is awarded to a female in the top 15 percent of the class.  Her course work must include advanced math or science classes (i.e. AP or honors) and she must demonstrate financial need.  Preference is given to a student pursuing a career in the medical field.
  12. The Lee Phoenix Scholarship: is awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and who is in the top 25 percent of the class.  The student must demonstrate good moral character and be involved in extra-curricular activities.
  13. The Centennial Scholarship: awarded in honor of Asheboro City Schools' 100th birthday to a student who excels in all aspects of student life - classroom, community, athletics and extracurricular activities.
  14. The J.B. and Claire Davis Scholarship of Excellence: awarded to a student who has excelled academically at AHS. The student must be accepted to an accredited two or four-year college or university and be in the top 25 percent of the class. The student must demonstrate good moral character and be involved in a variety of extracurricular activities - school or community. This scholarship requires two letters of recommendation (can be from a teacher, coach, employer, etc.)
  15. The Asheboro Business Community Scholarship: awarded to a student who has excelled academically at AHS and who has been involved in extracurricular activities.  The student also must maintain a part-time job in the community.
  16. The Pam Hill Scholarship: was established by Pam's family in honor of her service on the Asheboro City Schools Board of Education and life-long commitment to public service.  The recipient of this scholarship must demonstrated an aptitude for a career in public service.
  17. Express Personnel Services Scholarship: awarded to a student accepted into an accredited four year college or university.  Preference is give to a student entering the field of human services or a related field.  The student must be in the top 20 percent of the class and be involved in community service.  This scholarship requires two letters of recommendation, one from a teacher and one from a community member.  The student must demonstrate financial need.
  18. Ruby B. Smith Memorial Scholarship: Ruby Bass Smith was a beloved math teacher at AHS.  Former students, family and friends established this scholarship to pay tribute to her legacy.  It is awarded to a senior in the top 25 percent of the class.  Preference is given to a student pursuing a degree in the math or science field.  Along with the completed scholarship application the student must submit a statement outlining college and career aspirations.  A letter of recommendation is required from a math or science teacher from the student's junior or senior year.
  19. Toby Cain Memorial Scholarship: this scholarship was established in memory of Toby Cain by his many friends and classmates who were members of the AHS class of 1981.  The recipient of this scholarship must demonstrate financial need and be in the top 20 percent of the class.  The student must be involved in athletics and demonstrate good personality.  The recipient must be a person who is well liked by teachers and fellow classmates.
  20. Doug Jones Memorial Scholarship: established in memory of Dr. Doug Jones by his loving family and friends.  The recipient must be a child of an Asheboro City Schools employee who is in the top 25 percent of the class.  The student must be a role model who demonstrates good moral character.  The student must be active in the school community and value service to others.