By Grace Bowling
The Chancellor’s Scholarship is Appalachian State University’s oldest and most academically competitive merit-based scholarship. It is designed for students with diverse and ambitious academic goals – those who seek graduate or professional post-baccalaureate degrees to become leaders locally and globally in their lives and careers.
Ten incoming freshmen have been awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.
“The Chancellor’s Scholars typify the expectations we have for all of our students: academic excellence, an innovative spirit, a global curiosity and a commitment to community and service,” Chancellor Sheri N. Everts said. “As each of these scholars forge their own transformational Appalachian Experience, we know their participation in our community will bring great energy and enthusiasm to our campus.”
Chancellor’s Scholars are admitted to The Honors College at Appalachian, which supports the depth and breadth typical of their interests. The scholarship recipients may be in any major, but find nourishment in The Honors College’s interdisciplinary curriculum. As Honors students, they participate in rigorous, small, discussion-based seminars; engage vigorously as leaders in The Honors College community; and complete their studies through original research or a creative endeavor.
The scholarship offers full institutional costs for eight semesters, plus other academic and co-curricular benefits. Students must maintain a 3.45 minimum grade point average to renew the scholarship.
Dr. Garrett McDowell contributed to this story.
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