Asheville Recovery Center Semi-Annual Scholarship

At Asheville Recovery Center, we actively work to correct these flaws in treatment models. One way of doing so is what we call “Bridging the Gap”. This treatment method combines both scientifically-proven treatment strategies with compassionate care that focuses on emotional support and development. At our center, we do not force clients to conform to a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Instead, each individual who joins our center has a customized treatment strategy built specifically to suit them and their unique needs.

At Asheville Recovery Center, we are an addiction treatment center, founded to address the needs for effective treatment through a program that strives to care for the whole individual: mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. We aim to ensure that all individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic status, have access to the same academic opportunities. Education is an important element upon which future leaders are made; however, we understand that there are high costs associated with attending college. Therefore, our treatment facility is creating a scholarship for students either currently enrolled or who plan to enroll in college. The scholarship will award $1000 per semester each year.

Who Should Apply?

This award seeks college students who are obtaining a degree of their choice from any eligible college, university or professional school. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school during the current calendar year in which they applied for the scholarship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of Asheville Recovery Center.

Our scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the current calendar year. Only students who have a 2.5 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship. This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word minimum/1000-word maximum

Essay Topic: Describe how you have been affected by addiction in your life.

How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST by January 1st for the Spring semester and June 30th for the Fall Semester.

Any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out at:

Asheville Recovery Center
Attn: Scholarship
9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd
Suite 5
Asheville, NC 28804

Scholarship Application

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    What are the primary selection criteria?

    Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit; thus, students distinguished by academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities and involvement in community service have the best chance at receiving one of our firm’s awards.

    Who should I ask to write my letter of recommendation?

    Start by asking a teacher, employer or mentor. Do not ask a friend or family member. A letter of recommendation is similar to a professional reference; choose someone who can articulate your strengths and praise your accomplishments.

    How do we choose a winner?

    A winner must meet all of the standard criteria required for this scholarship but also distinguish himself/herself from the rest of the applicants. It is suggested for you to review our website, all of the scholarship criteria, and write a thoughtful, informative essay.

    How quickly will I be notified?

    The winner will be announced one week after the due date for which the scholarship was applied. All communications will occur via email. Please do not call our office.

    Does the amount I receive in scholarships affect my eligibility for financial aid?

    Typically. If you are awarded this scholarship, our firm will give the award directly to the school you are attending as credit towards your tuition and other eligible expenses. Your school may adjust your unmet financial need accordingly.