Chancellor's Scholarship

The Chancellor's Scholarship is the most academically competitive merit-based scholarship at Appalachian, designed for students with ambitious academic goals.

Chancellor's Scholars are provided with full institutional costs for up to 4 years (8 consecutive semesters), including tuition and fees, room and board, and book rental, plus study abroad opportunities, numerous classroom and experiential research opportunities and academic mentoring in the living–learning community of the Honors College. Ten recipients are awarded each year.



November 1 - Submit the application for admission

November 15 - Submit the Application for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs and submit all scholarship application materials including letters of recommendations. 

Those chosen must have also be accepted into the Honors College. Students selected for interviews will be notified in early January.

Chancellor's Scholar

Matthew MairMatthew Mair, Charlotte, NC

Mair is a legacy student - both his mother and uncle graduated from Appalachian. He plans to major in political science with a concentration in international and comparative politics. "I know that the resources and guidance provided by the Honors College and other Chancellor's Scholars will provide an excellent base for any type of cross-discipline learning," he said.

Mair was salutatorian of his senior class at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte and served as president of the school's Chamber Choir. He was also a cast member in and ensemble captain for the school's production of the musical RENT and a member of the Charlotte Jr. Soccer League. He is a graduate of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.