Chancellor's Scholarship

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The Chancellor's Scholarship is the oldest and most distinguished full scholarship at Appalachian State University. It is also the most academically-competitive merit-based scholarship, designed for students with ambitious academic goals, involving graduate or professional post-baccalaureate degrees, such as Ph.D., M.D., J.D., etc.

The Chancellor's Scholars are exceptional scholars selected from the strongest applicants admitted to the Honors College (the average SAT Math + Verbal scores for 2015 for these scholars is 1506 (ACT 34), and they are in the top 1-3% of their high school class).

The Chancellor's Scholarship provides the following benefits:


  • Full institutional costs for eight semesters; this includes tuition, fees, housing, and a meal plan. This may be used for Study Abroad for any semesters after the first.
  • Available support for research and scholarship both for summer and the 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.
  • Available support for tuition assistance for summer travel courses with ASU professors and any other summer international experience through the Honors College International Scholarship.


  • Dedicated and personalized, professional mentoring and academic advising from the Honors faculty and staff. This specialized advising is provided by Doctoral-degree professionals in fields related to the students' areas of study. Advising extends beyond academics to planning appropriate co-curricular and summer experiences for optimal career and post-baccalaureate education preparation.
  • Priority access to Honors College international faculty-led courses and to the Honors College international clinical experiences.
  • Priority registration for course selection.
  • Chancellor's Scholars may be in any major and in any college.


  • Full study abroad support to any of over 200 ASU/UNCEP/ISEP partner institutions around the world (or at any other institution) with parallel costs.


  • Membership in the Chancellor's Scholars community with events such as the CS Fall Banquet, CS suppers, and other activities that bring the 40 CS scholars on campus together for vertical mentoring from freshmen to senior and the chance to network, meet alumni, and plan for research, service, and leadership experiences.
  • A dedicated Chancellor's Scholars room in the Honors College for studying, special programs, and other CS use.
  • Access to the network of over 500 alumni of the Chancellor's Scholars program from the last 30 years for mentoring, internship, and professional opportunities.
  • 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).
  • Participation in the Honors College and Appalachian Honors Association! activities, including lectures, service opportunities, and social events.


  • Priority Housing available in Honors-only floors located in Cone Hall (for Freshmen) and Summit Hall (for upper class students). The housing support may be used off campus or elsewhere on campus after the first year.