What is the Prestigious Scholarships Program (PSP)?

The Prestigious Scholarships Program serves to prepare Appalachian State University students to apply for competitive prestigious scholarships and to gain admission to nationally-recognized graduate programs. Since 2000, the Appalachian State University PSP has continually supported enrichment activities and has provided opportunities for Appalachian’s most promising students. The program is focused on three main activities.

The AIM High Program

Currently enrolled Appalachian undergraduate students (especially sophomores) with 30 or more hours of credit and GPAs of 3.75 or higher are encouraged to apply for the AIM High Program membership before August 6, 2010. During the academic year, AIM High members will attend monthly meetings. Topics include the personal statement, active involvement in research and creative activities, letters of recommendation, resumes, and funding opportunities for research projects.

For questions about the AIM High Program, contact the PSP Director.

Prestigious Scholarships and Application Support

Undergraduate and graduate students who apply for external prestigious scholarships are provided information and support in completing applications. The PSP Office oversees each application process by nominating and interviewing students, meeting scholarship deadlines, assisting in submitting a complete and competitive application, and providing letters of support. For questions about prestigious scholarships, application deadlines, or other information please contact the PSP Director.

Scholarship Workshops

Periodic workshops about prestigious scholarships will be held in the Honors Office throughout the year.



Prestigious Scholarship Program Office
PO Box 32073
278 Appalachian Hall
Boone, NC 28608-2073
Phone 828-262-8269
Fax 828-262-2734

Office Hours:

Monday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm
Thursday 12:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm

Dr. Dale E. Wheeler
PSP Director

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