Scholarships and Fellowships for Graduate Students

A number of scholarships and fellowships are available to qualified graduate students who enroll in degree programs on campus in Boone. Some are awarded by the Graduate School to students who have been selected by the Graduate Council's Student Committee; other awards are made by individual programs and departments. Below is a partial list of available scholarships and fellowships.

Are you a summer/fall applicant? You will automatically be considered for the Chancellor's and Provost Fellowships if you check "yes" to the scholarship question on the application. Watch for this question on the very first page of the application! Be sure to apply for summer/fall admission by March 10 to be considered for a fellowship. Students will be notified if they are finalists for any of these fellowships.

Are you a spring applicant? The fellowships are awarded to summer and fall admits; if funds become available at the end of Fall semester, Spring admits will be considered.

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North Carolina Tuition Scholarship (NCTS)

These scholarships are for a limited number of out-of-state students attending graduate school at Appalachian State. The scholarship covers the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees. Interested students may inquire about the availabilty of this scholarship with their respective program director.

Criteria for Eligibility and Guidelines for Nomination

  • New students must be unconditionally admitted, and continuing students must have at least a 3.4 GPA.
  • All students must complete full-time enrollment (at least 9 hours during fall and spring) in graduate POS courses or listed undergraduate prerequisites. 5989/7989 can only count if the student has completed all POS coursework, and can only count up to 3 of the 9 required hours.
  • All students must have RA/TA funding of at least $2000 per semester from Appalachian.
  • No student may hold a tuition scholarship for more than 4 semesters, regardless of how many degrees he or she pursues at Appalachian.
  • Tuition scholarships must be awarded to one student for one semester or the full academic year, and cannot be further subdivided.
  • Any tuition scholarship funds not committed by July 10 will be returned to the Graduate School.

Chancellor's Fellowships and the Lovill Fellowship - Priority Review Deadline March 10

The Graduate School seeks applications from new graduate students each academic year. If you are applying for Summer or Fall admission you will automatically be considered if you check "yes" to the scholarship question on the admission application. Note: In the application for admission, you will be asked to upload a 500 word essay on the importance of graduate education to your career goals. There is no additional application to complete.

Chancellor's Fellows should meet the following criteria :

  • Unconditional admission to a graduate degree program at Appalachian for Summer or Fall.
  • Full-time status intended (minimum enrollment in 9 graduate credit hours).
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.7 for each college degree earned.
  • 70th percentile or higher on each section of the required entrance exam (GRE, MAT, GMAT) using scores that are no more than 5 years old. Old test scores will not be considered.

Chancellor's Fellows who demonstrate excellence their first year by maintaining a 3.7 GPA will automatically receive a second year of funding.

Provost's Fellowships - Priority Review Deadline March 10

We anticipate that up to eight Provost's Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding new or continuing graduate students. Applicants will complete a 500 word essay on the importance of graduate education to their career goals.

  • New summer or fall students: Apply by checking "yes" to the scholarship consideration question on the admission application, and then uploading your essay as an attachment.
  • Students entering in the Spring: Use the paper application form and attach the essay and a resumé.
  • Applications should be mailed or scanned and emailed to Laura Padgett  in care of the Graduate School at ASU Box 32068.

To be considered for the Provost's Fellowship, you should have:

  • Unconditional admission to a graduate degree program at Appalachian.
  • Full-time status (minimum enrollment in 9 graduate credit hours per semester).
  • New students: A GPA in all college degrees of at least 3.5.
  • Returning students: A 3.7 graduate GPA at Appalachian.
  • Standardized test scores (GRE, MAT, GMAT) at or above the 60th percentile using scores that are no more than 5 years old. Old test scores will not be considered.

The Provost's Fellowship is not automatically renewable, but you may apply again next year to compete for a second award.

Scholarships Available through Individual Programs

For information about the scholarships listed below, please contact the appropriate program or department

Edgar Greene Scholarship in Science Education
Biology

James C. Greene Fellowship
Biology

Physics

James Jackson Memorial Scholarship
Higher Education

Mary Kistler Scholarship
Higher Education

Richter Moore Fellowship
Political Science

Public Administration

Louise Moore Plybon Library Science Scholarship
Library Science

Uberto Price Scholarship in Reading Education
Reading (Reading Education and Special Education)

Eunice Query Scholarship for Library Science
Library Science

Sallie Taylor Memorial Scholarship in Library Science
Library Science

Stephen Vacendak Scholarship
Geography

Cratis Williams Fellowship
Appalachian Studies

Jean J. Wey Scholarship Application
Technology

W.F. Mozelle Costner Parker Scholarship in Elementary Education
Elementary Education

Janet Williams Bloodgood Scholarship For Reading and Children's Literature
Reading

Scholarship for Graduate Students in Special Education
Special Education