Asher is a graduate of Cumberland Gap High School and joined the LMU School of Business this fall as a freshman working toward a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.
Asher qualified for the scholarship through the LMU School of Business Entrepreneurial Scholarship Pathways (ESP) program created by Dr. James Maxwell, dean of the LMU School of Business.
ESP is designed to foster entrepreneurship and social awareness in business environments among high school students. It consists of five units, each taking roughly one course period, and concludes with a business plan and an essay, which students may submit to compete for a full-tuition scholarship.
Asher is the third ESP participant to receive the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Scholarship. Others were Ethan Dyer of Union County High School and Jacob Williams of Claiborne High School, both in Tennessee.
The Sullivan Foundation provides scholarship funding to support undergraduate students of exemplary character at 23 private colleges and universities in the American South. The Foundation currently awards approximately $500,000 annually in scholarship funds to participating schools and has established endowment funds at most schools to support the Sullivan Scholarship Program as well as social entrepreneurship programming.
This article has been edited slightly from the original version appearing on the Lincoln Memorial University website.