Chancellor's Scholars

Are you an incoming first-year student with:

  • A background of superior academic ability based on active, involved learning?
  • A record of leadership, service and creativity?
  • Competitive SAT (ACT) scores? Our most recent class of incoming Chancellor's Scholars had an average 1440 SAT - critical reading + math.

If so, you could become a Chancellor’s Scholar

Benefits of Chancellor's Scholars program include:

  • Full institutional costs for eight semesters, which include: tuition, fees, book rental, and room and board. The most recent class received $15,684 per year for a total four-year value of $62,736
  • 10 scholarships awarded each year
  • A fall semester trip for all first-year Chancellor's Scholars (hosted by the two professors teaching the Chancellor's Scholars special course).
  • Full study abroad support to any of Appalachian's 200 partner institutions around the world for one or more of the eight awarded semesters (including travel cost assistance).
  • Opportunities for service-learning courses and programs locally and throughout the world (with travel cost help).
  • Support for research and scholarship through the Office of Student Research, including travel funds to attend conferences where the student is presenting.
  • Tuition assistance for summer travel courses with Appalachian professors and any other summer international experience.
  • Priority registration for course selection.
  • Participation in a unique first-year Honors College class designed specifically for the Chancellor's Scholars that includes a Fall Break trip to Dublin (see video below).
  • Personalized academic mentoring and advising from the Honors College faculty and staff.
  • Housing available in honors-only floors located in Cone Hall (for first-year students) and Summit Hall (for upper-class students). 
  • Participation in Honors College and Appalachian Honors Association activities including lectures, service opportunities and social events.

Chancellor's Scholars must also be admitted to The Honors College, but Chancellor's Scholarships are not tied to any major or college.

Applications are reviewed by a 10-member faculty selection committee representing all colleges in the university. The committee evaluates the applications based on academic performance and potential, an essay, résumé, and two letters of recommendation from teachers who can speak to the level of successful course work and extracurricular activities.

Recipients of the scholarship are required to enroll in at least one honors course each semester for their first four semesters. Chancellor's Scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters with a maintained 3.45 academic average. Learn more.

To Apply

Submit your application for admission before November 1 and follow the scholarship application steps.

Chancellor's Scholars Study Abroad

Every fall the first-year Chancellor's Scholars visit Dublin for a crash course in Irish history, sports and scholarship.