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Appalachian awards 10 full-ride Chancellor’s Scholarships

Chancellor's Scholars
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 Morgan Coyle of Cary, a graduate of William G. Enloe High School
Emma Hammond Emma Hammond of Morganton, a graduate of Freedom High School
Emma Lassiter Emma Lassiter of Apex, a graduate of Apex High School
Alexander Luke Alexander Luke of Wilmington, a graduate of John T. Hoggard High School
Elizabeth Williams Elizabeth Williams of Morganton, a graduate of Freedom High School

Out-of-state recipients are:

John Dempsey John Dempsey of Jacksonville, Alabama, a graduate of Jacksonville High School
Emily Fedders Emily Fedders of Beckley, West Virginia, a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School
Meagan Hein Meagan Hein of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, a graduate of St. Louis Park High School
Alexis Jester Alexxis Jester of Knoxville, Tennessee, a graduate of South-Doyle High School
Katherine Miller 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
  • 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