BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University has selected three first-year students as the newest recipients of the Bill and Hughlene Frank Scholarship. Established in 2021, the Frank Scholars Program covers approximately 75% of the cost of tuition for graduates of Guilford County high schools.
“The Frank Scholarship is creating invaluable opportunities for our students,” said Jane Barghothi, App State’s vice chancellor of university advancement. “Through this scholarship, The Stanley and Dorothy Frank Family Foundation continues to make a tangible difference for our Mountaineers year after year.”
This year’s recipients:
- Carleigh Metz, of Greensboro, an elementary education major and a graduate of Southeast Guilford High School in Greensboro.
- Sharon Perez, of Kernersville, a biology major and a graduate of Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point.
- Ella Thomae, of Greensboro, a communication sciences and disorders major and a graduate of Grimsley High School in Greensboro.
The new scholars join nine returning Frank Scholars, composing a cohort of 12 students. The Frank Scholarship is renewable for up to four years for full-time students. In addition to providing significant financial assistance, the Frank Scholars Program provides opportunities for scholars to pursue Greensboro-based internships and build valuable peer-to-peer relationships.
The scholarship was established by The Stanley and Dorothy Frank Family 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 prestigious and highly competitive signature scholarships.
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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 a premier public institution, 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.