Full-ride Chancellor’s Scholarship supports students with graduate or professional degree goals

The Chancellor’s Scholarship at Appalachian State University 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. It is Appalachian’s oldest competitive, merit-based full scholarship.

Ten incoming freshmen have been awarded a full-ride Chancellor’s Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year.

These scholarship recipients are also admitted to the university’s Honors College where they will 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

Meet the 2015 Class of Chancellor's Scholars

  • 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