Scholarships

A. R. Smith Scholarships in Chemistry

The A.R. Smith Scholarships in Chemistry are available to undergraduate chemistry majors at Appalachian State University. The Scholarships are awarded to those students who are declared chemistry majors and who have demonstrated academic excellence. Special consideration will be given to those students who are actively engaged in research with a chemistry department faculty member. Applicants must submit a typed one page statement describing career plans and goals or alternatively, a summary of research participation. A personal interview may be scheduled if the Scholarship Committee deems this necessary. Recipients of these awards must have, and maintain, a minimum grade point average of 2.60 in chemistry and must be making satisfactory progress toward the degree in chemistry. The Scholarship Committee will also consider the student's overall performance in making its recommendations. Scholarships may be renewed each semester. Students must apply each semester, be making satisfactory progress and have maintained the necessary grade point average to be eligible for renewal. Applications and additional information are available in the department office in room 417 CAP Building.

The GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholarships

The Glaxo Foundation has established an endowment which makes available two $1000 scholarships for full-time women students at Appalachian who are majoring in and planning a career in the sciences. The purpose of the endowment is to recognize outstanding scholarship, to provide an incentive for women science students to enter the science profession, and to provide students with a woman scientist mentor at Glaxo.

The award is directed to be renewable based upon reapplication, reselection, and verification of satisfactory academic performance (3.0 grade point average). Preference in the awarding of this scholarship should accrue to female freshman applicants who would likely be eligible to receive the award in subsequent years. Second preference would be for sophomores, then juniors and seniors who have not received awards in previous years. The student's grade point average must remain at 3.0 or better to be eligible to continue receiving the award, and Glaxo Scholars who remain eligible will be given preference in receiving the award in subsequent years.

The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences collects applications and nominations and then conducts the selection process in accordance with established guidelines. For additional information, please contact Dr. Dru Henson (hensonda@appstate.edu), Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at (828) 262-3078 or view the link: http://cas.appstate.edu/students/scholarships.

Application form for the GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship (Word document)

The Lloyd L. Hobbs Memorial Scholarships For The Physical Sciences

These endowed scholarships are established as a memorial to Lloyd L. Hobbs by Mrs. Ella Hobbs. Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors who demonstrate and maintain satisfactory academic progress by having a 3.0 grade point average. In addition, applicants must have a verifiable need for financial aid and must be majoring in an area of the Physical Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian. The awards are directed to be renewable based upon verification of satisfactory academic progress as evidenced by maintaining a 3.0 grade point average. Please contact the A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry for further information.

The Jonathan K. Perryman Memorial Scholarship for the Sciences

This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Jonathan K. Perryman by family members, friends and colleagues.

Applicants must be full time students, rising juniors and seniors and majoring in either Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics or Computer Science. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory performance of at least a 3.0 grade point average.

The award is renewable based upon reapplication and reselection. The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences collects applications and nominations, then conducts the selection process according to established guidelines. For additional information, please contact Dr. Dru Henson (hensonda@appstate.edu), Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at (828) 262-3078 or view the link:  http://cas.appstate.edu/students/scholarships.

Application form for the Jonathan K. Perryman Memorial Scholarship (Word document)

The Richard A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship for Arts and Sciences

This endowed scholarship is established as a memorial to Richard A. Thomas. The scholarship guidelines specify that applicants must demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support and that a financial aid form must be on file. Applicants must have completed the freshman year at Appalachian and must be pursuing a major within the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, applicants must display success and progress in academics, leadership potential, and co-curricular activities. The award is directed to be renewable based upon reapplication and reselection. Mrs. Alice T. Thomas, the donor who established this scholarship endowment, would genuinely appreciate a letter from scholarship recipients detailing their background and ambitions. The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences collects applications and nominations and then conducts the selection process in accordance with established guidelines. For additional information, please contact Dr. Dru Henson (hensonda@appstate.edu), Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at (828) 262-3078 or view the link:  http://cas.appstate.edu/students/scholarships.

College Scholars Scholarship

The College Scholars offers scholarships of a minimum of $1,100 per year to entering freshmen and transfer students who plan to major in one of the sixteen departments housed within the College of Arts and Sciences. Last year, nearly 400 applications were received for these scholarships. Awardees had an SAT average of 1337, ranging from 1240 to 1510, and a grade point average of 4.53, ranging from 4.13 to 4.91. The College of Arts and Sciences includes Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Geography & Planning, Geology, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy & Religion, Physics & Astronomy, Political Science/Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Sociology & Social Work).

The Scholarship Committee considers factors such as scholastic aptitude, maturity, and quality of character which project a high probability of academic excellence. Continued eligibility is dependent upon available funds and requires that the student maintain a grade point average of 3.25 and majors in one of the departments of the College of Arts and Sciences. At the end of each academic year, students holding the scholarship will be required to submit statements of academic plans for the following year. Scholarships are available to freshmen and transfer students. An interview is required. The deadline for applying for this scholarship is in early December for the following year. Students who wish to be considered for the scholarship should complete the scholarship application form provided in the admissions packet or available online.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

Detailed information is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.act.org/goldwater/index.html.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Dale Wheeler (wheelerde@appstate.edu), Coordinator for the Goldwater Scholarship, at (828) 262-2083.
 


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