Financial Aid Scholarships
We believe students who are committed to developing their God-given talents and enhancing their relationship with Jesus should not be turned away from Fletcher Academy because of finances. We commit to have sufficient work and justified, need-based financial aid to assist such students. This commitment requires a partnership between parent, student, church and school. The value of Christian Seventh-day Adventist education, as Fletcher Academy educates our young people for eternity, is measured in far more than dollars and cents and its benefits here on earth. The results will only be fully realized in Heaven.
Several types of financial aid are available to FA students based on academic qualifications and financial need. If applying for financial aid, the parents must fill out the FA Student Aid Application. The application will require a copy of your most recent Federal Income Tax return (only pages 1 & 2 of the 1040).
Fletcher Academy makes provision for students on financial aid to contribute to their education by working extra in the summer and over some of the breaks during the school year. This commitment, and even sacrifice, by student and parents may be part of the requirement for receiving financial aid and is part of the partnership between parent, student, church, and school. For complete scholarship guidelines and application procedures, see the student handbook or contact Stephen Learned.
Church Matching Scholarships
What has changed? The previous Two-Way Matching Aid Form is now called the Church Matching Application. This form has been revised due to interest expressed by some churches to assist students irrespective of their financial situations. This also allows for improved disbursement of Financial Aid based on identified financial need, if requested by the family.
What does this mean to me? In general, those who have received Two-Way Matching Aid funds from Fletcher Academy in the past, and whose financial situations have not dramatically changed, and may see similar aid provided as previous years. Families with students requesting Two-Way Matching Aid or Financial Aid will be required to fill out a revised Student Aid Application (see below for details), and provide the first two pages of their current filed IRS 1040 tax return. Once the academic application process is completed and an acceptance letter received, and any financial aid to be awarded (if applicable) has been determined, a Financial Plan will be created for the student. The Financial Plan will outline the approximate total annual cost and estimated monthly payments associated with attending Fletcher Academy. This Financial Plan will be e-mailed to the address provided by the family, or can be mailed if specifically requested.
What should I do? Families requesting Financial Aid must download and complete the Financial Aid Application, and return it with the first two pages of their currently filed IRS Tax Form 1040. Fletcher Academy will utilize the information provided only to determine the need for Financial Aid. If a family’s church also chooses to support the student through Church Matching Application, and the student is identified as having a financial need, Fletcher Academy will match up to $2,000 of the church’s assistance. If you have any questions about the revisions to these policies or new forms, please don’t hesitate to call me at (828) 209-6711, or email me at SLearned@Fletcheracademy.com. I am always happy to answer questions from families, pastors, treasurers, and others.
The sponsorship program is a very important part of the financial plan to assist students in meeting the expenses of obtaining a quality Seventh-day Adventist education at Fletcher Academy. Students are encouraged to recruit sponsors like you who believe in the value of hard work. We make provision for all students to spend part of each day working because we believe that students must be taught that life requires earnest effort and responsibility. We endeavor to develop strong work ethics in our students as one of life’s true aims is to honor the Maker in doing our part in honest labor.
Please understand that contributions on behalf of a specific individual are generally NOT tax-deductible. Thank you for prayerfully supporting students who are committed to developing their God-given talents and enhancing their relationship with Jesus. With your faithful support no students will be turned away from Fletcher Academy because of finances.
Activity scholarships (up to $800) are usually awarded at Academy Days based on skills/abilities in Bible knowledge, instrumental or vocal music, art, or athletics. Auditions and/or examples of abilities will be judged by FA faculty in determining the amount of each scholarship. Maximum for community students is $500 for the year. These activity scholarships are non-renewable after the first year..
Alumni & Endowed Scholarships
Alumni scholarships (up to $1,700 per year) are usually awarded at Homecoming Weekend in October each year depending on the criteria set-up by the donors. Student Aid Applications are used to determine need. Eligible students are automatically considered. If you are interested in making a gift to one of our existing scholarship funds or if you desire to establish a new named scholarship then contact us and we can help you.
Academic scholarships for incoming students will be awarded based on standardized test scores from the previous school year. *Renewable, based on GPA. No additional application is required.