Blackwell Scholarship

Judge Robert Blackwell Scholarship Application

The Judge Robert Blackwell Scholarship was created to engage students who are involved in leadership and citizenship activities in their high schools, and want to continue in these types of roles at Mars Hill University, as they support the mission of the University. Blackwell Scholars will be active members of the Mars Hill campus community, and engage in important events and projects on and off campus.  The Blackwell Scholarship provides students an additional $3000 merit scholarship on top of academic merit scholarships ranging from $17,000-$19,000 annually.

Mission Statement: Mars Hill University, an academic community rooted in the Christian faith, challenges and equips students to pursue intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth through an education that is grounded in a rigorous study of the Liberal Arts connected with the world of work committed to character development, to service, and to responsible citizenship in the community, the region, and the world.


  • Interview: Required
  • Recommendations: 1 required – recommended to be from teacher/instructor/mentor
  • GPA: Minimum 3.5 High School GPA

 (The application period for this academic year has closed. We will reopen the application for Fall ’24 in August 2023). 

Blackwell Scholarship Application