BOONE—Ten incoming freshmen at Appalachian State University have been awarded a full-ride Chancellor’s Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year.
The scholarship is worth approximately $14,400 for the upcoming academic year, depending on the student’s residence hall assignment, and covers tuition, fees, room and board, and book rental. It is renewable for up to three years based on the recipient maintaining a minimum 3.45 GPA.
This year’s scholarship recipients from North Carolina are:
- Morgan Coyle of Cary, a graduate of William G. Enloe High School
- Emma Hammond of Morganton, a graduate of Freedom High School
- Emma Lassiter of Apex, a graduate of Apex High School
- Alexander Luke of Wilmington, a graduate of John T. Hoggard High School
- Elizabeth Williams of Morganton, a graduate of Freedom High School
Out-of-state recipients are:
- John Dempsey of Jacksonville, Alabama, a graduate of Jacksonville High School
- Emily Fedders of Beckley, West Virginia, a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School
- Meagan Hein of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, a graduate of St. Louis Park High School
- Alexxis Jester of Knoxville, Tennessee, a graduate of South-Doyle High School
- Katherine Miller of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a graduate of Gatlinburg-Pittman High School
The Chancellor’s Scholarship is the oldest competitive, merit-based full scholarship at Appalachian. It is designed for students with ambitious academic goals involving graduate or professional post-baccalaureate degrees, such as the Ph.D., M.D. or J.D.
Scholarship recipients are also admitted to the university’s Honors College. This year’s incoming Chancellor’s Scholars have an average 1506 SAT (ACT 34) score. As Honors College students, the scholarship recipients participate in small, rigorous classes and produce original research, such as writing an honors thesis.
Chancellor’s Scholars are provided with study-abroad opportunities beginning in their freshman year, and classroom and experiential research opportunities. The incoming class of Chancellor’s Scholars will study in Dublin, Ireland, for five days in October as part of an honors course they will be enrolled in fall semester.
In addition, Chancellor’s Scholars receive:
- Support for research and scholarship for the summer and academic year through the Office of Student Research for research and scholarship in the student’s target area of study, including travel funds to attend conferences
- Access to research support through the Honors College Partnership Board Research Support Fund
- Dedicated and personalized, professional mentoring and academic advising from the Honors College faculty and staff
- Opportunities for service-learning courses and programs locally and throughout the world, with the Appalachian and the Community Together office with travel cost support from the Honors College
- Full study abroad support to any of Appalachian’s 200 partner institution programs around the world for one or more of the eight awarded semesters, including travel cost assistance
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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