The Local Lion Promise scholarship guarantees a 50 percent discount on tuition to traditional undergraduate students who live or attend high school in the counties closest to the MHU campus:
Founded in 1856, Mars Hill University is an institution which is located in the heart of the western North Carolina mountains. MHU’s ties to the community and its commitment to local students run deep. For western North Carolina students, Mars Hill University offers the opportunity to receive a high-quality education in your own back yard. The Local Lion Promise is our invitation to take advantage of that opportunity.
Every fall, we hold a special Local Lion visit day, especially geared to students that live in our backyard.