November 03, 2011
Lees-McRae College announces scholarships for students in 10 local counties

Lees-McRae College is committed to providing a quality, affordable education preparing students for elevated futures. In celebration of opportunities for Appalachian students, the college announced local scholarships for graduating seniors from the following counties in North Carolina and Tennessee:

  • Avery County
  • Watauga County
  • Alleghany County
  • Ashe County
  • Burke County
  • Mitchell County
  • Yancey County
  • Wilkes County
  • Caldwell County
  • Carter County, TN

Students who graduate from a high school in one of these counties, apply and are admitted to Lees-McRae will receive a $1,000 grant that is stackable with other academic merit, performance or need based scholarships. Scholarships may be renewable for up to four years.�

Approximately 95% of Lees-McRae students receive some type of financial aid. Current academic merit based scholarships range from $3,000 to $10,000 with limited full tuition awards. Performance based scholarships range and are determined by the athletic or performing arts department.�

To learn more about these opportunities and to apply for admission, please visit

Students in North Carolina counties are also eligible to receive an application fee waiver during College Application Week cosponsored by the College Foundation of North Carolina and the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers taking place November 14-18. Apply online at to receive this waiver.

Students, families and educators are invited to visit campus to experience Lees-McRae first hand. For campus tour, open house and registration information, please visit

Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Lees-McRae College has the highest elevation of any college campus east of the Mississippi. With 22 majors and 16 minors and a small average class size of 15, Lees-McRae is a great place to prepare for your successful future.

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Blaine Hansen  |  Vice President of Strategic Planning and Effectiveness
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