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.

The Chancellor's Scholars are exceptional scholars selected from the strongest applicants admitted to the Honors College; 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  and through Honors College Research Grants for research and scholarship in the student's target area of study, including travel funds to attend conferences.

  • Available support for tuition assistance for a summer travel course 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 registration for course selection.

  • Chancellor's Scholars may be in any major and in any college.


  • A funded faculty-led study abroad trip in conjunction with the Chancellor’s Scholars Honors First Year Seminar course or an equivalent experience as determined by the dean of the Honors College.


  • Membership in the Chancellor's Scholars community with events such as the CS Welcome Event, CS Friendsgiving, 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 Office of Community Engaged Leadership.  

  • Participation in the Honors College and Appalachian Honors Association! activities, including lectures, service opportunities, and social events.