All USA Academic Team

Deadline Month: 
Deadline Details: 
First Wednesday
Scholarships Requiring ASU Endorsements

Appalachian State University Application Deadline: The first Wednesday of November.

USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Team honors 60 undergraduates, as representatives of all outstanding students, at the nation’s colleges and universities. The 20 members of the First Team will have their photographs and accomplishments published in USA Today in February and will receive a $2,500 cash award.

The criteria are designed to find students who excel not only in scholarship but also in leadership roles on and off campus. The element given the most weight by the judges is the nominee's outstanding original academic or intellectual product. The judges will be influenced by the student's ability to describe that outstanding endeavor in his/her own words. They will not read an author's work, see an artist's painting or hear a composer's music. They will rely solely on the student's ability to describe the effort in writing, supplemented by recommendations from the nominating professor and two other persons of the nominee's choice.

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Any full-time undergraduate of at least sophomore standing at a four-year institution in the United States or its territories is eligible. U.S. citizenship is not required. A full-time undergraduate is one carrying at least 12 credits in pursuit of an undergraduate degree or one who anticipates earning an undergraduate degree at the end of the current semester. Students in five-year programs who have not received a baccalaureate are eligible.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted to the Prestigious Scholarships Office in 278 Appalachian Hall. The application is online: This scholarship requires a ASU endorsement.

For further information about the application process, please contact Dr. Dale E. Wheeler, 828.262.8269,



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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