George Williams Garrett Memorial Scholarship

The George Williams Garrett Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 by Mrs. Sheila Garrett to honor her late husband George Williams Garrett. Mr. Garrett, an Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam, was a mathematician and systems analyst. Mrs. Garrett is a medical technologist whose career spanned 45 years. The Garrett family is devoted to scientific research, especially research focused on medical applications.

The George Williams Garrett Memorial Scholarship provides $1000 support to students in the Honors College at Appalachian who are interested in pursuing careers in scientific research. Honors College students in good standing and performing research in fields related to the Biomedical field are eligible to apply for this award. This scholarship is awarded directly to the student's account and may be used for cost of attendance or to fund expenses outside of the classroom such as those associated with research or travel. The scholarship is open to students in all fields of science, but preference shall be given to students who are planning on a career in Medicine and medical research. The award may be renewable

This scholarship may not be used to cover food and beverage expenses or gift certificate/gift card purchases.

To apply for George Williams Garrett Memorial Scholarship, please fill out the scholarship application with your research mentor. Your thesis mentor must also submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.  The completed application form and letter of recommendation are to be sent as separate pdf files to, with “Garrett Scholarship” in the subject line. The due date for applications is noon, Friday, November 11, 2022 and the awardee will be notified by December 9, 2022.

Click here for the 2022 Garrett Scholarship application.

Click below for the news stories on the award recipients:

Garrett Scholarship Selection Committee:

Dr. Herman van Werkhoven  (Health and Exercise Science - Term 2023-26)

Dr. Megen Culpepper (Chemistry & Fermentation Sciences - Term 2022-25)

Dr. Ted Zerucha (Biology - Term 2021-24)