FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Applying for Scholarships

Establishing Foundation Scholarships

 

Applying for Scholarships

How much is tuition?

The in-state tuition, which is set by the NC State General Assembly, is $1,144 for an in-state full-time student. Books often equal the cost of tuition.

 

What information is needed before applying for a Foundation Scholarship?

  • Enroll as a student at A-B Tech. Visit www.abtech.edu/apply or visit the Admissions Office, located in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center on the Asheville Campus, to fill out an application.
  • Declare a major. Visit the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center to see an academic advisor and declare your major. For information about the programs offered at A-B Tech, visit http://www.abtech.edu/programs.asp.
  • Many Foundation scholarships require financial need. To demonstrate financial need, students need to complete the Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA).  Visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ to complete online or visit the Financial Aid Office in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center for assistance. The A-B Tech school code is 004033.

How do I apply for a Foundation scholarship?

Visit the Foundation website at: www.abtech.edu/foundation/scholarships to complete the online application process.

 

How are scholarship recipients chosen?

Scholarship awards are determined by several committees made up of deans of the academic divisions, faculty, staff, Foundation board members and community volunteers. In some instances, members of the sponsoring organization comprise the selection committees.

 

How are scholarships awarded?

Scholarship award letters and announcements are sent to recipients via email.

 

Are scholarships renewable?

Some sponsors desire to support students for two years, providing financial support needed to complete most programs.

 

Establishing Foundation Scholarships

How do I establish a named or annual scholarship?

To establish a named or annual scholarship, the scholarship sponsor makes a minimum contribution of $1,000. For more information, please contact Sue Olesiuk, Interim Executive Director of the Foundation at 828.398.7176 or by email at sueholesiuk@abtech.edu.

 

How do I establish an endowed scholarship?

Endowed scholarship funds require a minimum donation of $25,000. The scholarship sponsor has five years to grow the endowment to $25,000. For more information, please contact Sue Olesiuk, Interim Executive Director of the Foundation at 828.398.7176 or by email at sueholesiuk@abtech.edu.

 

What input does the scholarship sponsor have in determining criteria?

The scholarship sponsor, in collaboration with the Foundation staff, gives input on all of the criteria.

 

How are scholarships named?

The scholarship sponsor chooses the name of the scholarship.

 

How are scholarship sponsors recognized?

Scholarship sponsors are invited to the annual Foundation Scholarship luncheon where they will meet the recipients of their scholarship. Scholarship donors are also recognized in the annual President’s Report.

 

How do I give the Foundation a memorial or honorary gift?

A memorial gift or a gift honoring a loved one or friend is accepted. The Foundation will inform the honored person's family of your gift. You may give online at www.abtech.edu/donate or contact Sue Olesiuk, Interim Executive Director of the Foundation at 828.398.7176 or by email at sueholesiuk@abtech.edu.

 

How do I make a bequest to the Foundation?

Planned gifts or deferred gifts are ways to provide ongoing support of A-B Tech students and programs. Donors may choose to make a bequest, establish charitable remainder trusts, create a gift annuity, or donate stocks and bonds. Donors should seek counsel from their financial advisor, attorney and/or tax professional. For more information, please contact Sue Olesiuk, Interim Executive Director of the Foundation at 828.398.7176 or by email at sueholesiuk@abtech.edu.

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