BOONE, N.C. — Three students at Appalachian State University have been named as the newest recipients of the Bill and Hughlene Frank Scholarship — joining a cohort of nine returning Frank Scholars.
“The Frank Scholarship is a lasting tribute to the Frank family and their long-standing support of App State,” said Jane Barghothi, App State’s vice chancellor of university advancement. “The legacy of their investment is an ongoing asset to our students, and their generosity continues to inspire and empower the entire App State Community.”
The Frank Scholarship, which was established in 2021, covers approximately 75% of the cost of tuition.
This year’s recipients are:
- Avery Higgins, a first-year student from High Point majoring in psychology.
- Emilyrose Sheffield, a junior from Greensboro majoring in psychology.
- Natalia Barskevicius, a first-year student from Greensboro majoring in art and visual culture.
The scholarship, which is funded by The Stanley and Dorothy Frank Family Foundation, is renewable for up to four years for full-time students who have graduated from a high school in Guilford County, reflecting the Frank family’s own roots in the county. Established in 1997 by Stanley and Dorothy Frank, the Frank Family Foundation has a multidecade legacy of support in the Greater Greensboro community through investments in a number of areas, including education.
The scholarship was established by the foundation in memory of the late Hughlene Bostian Frank ’68 and William “Bill” Frank, longtime supporters of the university. The Frank Family Foundation strives to create lasting impact in the Piedmont Triad by supporting a few target areas, such as education.
The Frank Scholarship is one of App State’s signature scholarships. In addition to covering a significant portion of institutional costs, many of these prestigious and highly competitive award programs also offer experiential opportunities such as mentorships and internship support.
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About Scholarships at App State
Appalachian State University offers students the opportunity to receive a world-class education at an affordable rate, with an average of $25 million awarded to incoming, current and transfer students each year based on need, as well as academic and athletic achievement. On average, about $4.9 million in outside aid is awarded to App State students annually. App State’s Office of Student Financial Aid and University Scholarships assists students in learning about and applying for these university scholarship opportunities and also shares information about non-App State scholarships. Learn more at https://scholarships.appstate.edu.
About University Advancement
Appalachian State University’s Division of University Advancement supports and encourages the university’s mission by engaging alumni, friends and the greater community. University Advancement staff help connect these constituents with Appalachian through one-on-one contact and special programming, thereby securing the resources necessary to create the best possible learning environment for Appalachian students and to positively impact the community, region and state. The division incorporates the offices of Alumni Affairs, Development and the Appalachian State University Foundation Inc. Learn more at http://give.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives. App State is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, with a national reputation for innovative teaching and opening access to a high-quality, affordable education for all. The university enrolls more than 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and 80 graduate majors at its Boone and Hickory campuses and through App State Online. Learn more at https://www.appstate.edu.