Scholarships

Scholarship Information and Opportunities

Departmental Scholarships

The Departments of Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences award several scholarships each year to current students and one scholarship to an incoming freshman (the Patterson Scholarship).

Separate from the recurring scholarships, the S-STEM and STEP scholarships are limited opportunities funded by the National Science Foundation to attract and retain Computer Science and Mathematics scholars.

To receive any of these scholarships, you must be a full-time student during the academic year (or semester) for which the award is made. Award decisions are made approximately one month after the application deadline.

Applications

Applications from current CS/Math majors for the following scholarships must be received by February 27. [Application link]

  • ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarship
  • John W. and Mary L. Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Math and Computer Science Endowment 
  • Edith A. Goodman Memorial Scholarship for Mathematics and Computer Science Endowment
  • Inez Harris

Applications from high school seniors for the Paul Patterson Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics Endowment must be received by March 25. [Application link]

Applications are available through the department office or click below. Applications can be brought to the department office or mailed to the

CS/Math Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 32133
Appalachian State University
Boone, N.C. 28608

Department Scholarship Descriptions and Requirements

ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarship

This scholarship is open to incoming freshman students. Applicants will be evaluated on academic merit, including performance in high school, involved in innovative projects and class rigor with a focus on a student's aptitude in Mathematics and creative problem solving.

John W. Taylor and Mary L. Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Math and Computer Science

The Taylor Memorial Scholarship is intended to encourage rising juniors or seniors in Mathematics and Computer Science. Applicants should:

  • Be a rising junior or senior.
  • Be a full-time student majoring in Math/Computer Science.
  • Demonstrate need for financial support. A completed Financial Aid Form (FAF) must be on file with the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement (3.25 GPA desirable).

Preference is given to male applicants. The scholarship can be renewed upon verification of continued satisfactory academic achievement.

Edith A. Goodman Memorial Scholarship for Mathematics and Computer Science Endowment

The Edith A. Goodman Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 by Drs. Billie and Ted Goodman in memory of their daughter. Each year two awards are made: one to a computer science major and one to a mathematical sciences major. Scholarship recipients must be rising juniors or seniors and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to female applicants.

Computer Science Scholarship

The intent of this scholarship is to encourage excellence in the field of computer science. An applicant must be a full-time rising junior or senior majoring in computer science; an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 must be maintained together with a grade point average of at least 3.0 for all courses in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Applications must be supported by a letter of recommendation from a Mathematical Sciences faculty member.

Inez Harris Mathematics Education Scholarship

The Inez Harris Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Sperling, a retired high school mathematics teacher and Appalachian alumna (1934) from Shelby, N.C. The intent of the scholarship is to encourage excellence in the teaching of mathematics at the high school level by attracting quality students to the mathematics education program at Appalachian. Candidates for this scholarship must be at the point in their program of doing student teaching during the coming academic year. Eligible students may be nominated by an Appalachian faculty member or can submit a direct application to the Scholarship Committee. Applications must be supported by a letter of recommendation from at least one faculty member.

S-STEM Scholarships (formerly CSEMS)

The purpose of this program is to attract students to major in math/statistics/cs. There are some eligibility requirements so be sure to visit the link above.

Paul Patterson Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics Endowment

The Paul Patterson Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of the late Professor Patterson, a former Chairman of the Mathematics Department at Appalachian. This scholarship is intended to recognize a promising entering freshman majoring in the mathematical sciences at Appalachian. Candidates for the scholarship are restricted to high school seniors. Qualified students may be nominated through their high school or may apply directly to the Scholarship Committee. In either case a letter of recommendation from a member of the mathematics faculty at the nominee's high school as well as a current transcript must be submitted directly to the Scholarship Committee.

College Scholarships

Consider scholarships offered by the College. Visit the college website to see qualifications for each scholarship offered. For questions or more information, contact Dr. Dru A. Henson (hensonda@appstate.edu), Senior Associate Dean or visit College of Arts and Sciences scholarships

  • Sally A. Callegari Memorial Scholarship for Gender Diversity in Animal Studies
  • Drs. Joanne Smith and Don R. Brannon Scholarship for Natural Sciences
  • Richard A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship for Arts and Sciences 
  • Jonathan K. Perryman Memorial Scholarship for the Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholarships
  • The Peggy Harmon Shore Pre-Health Care Professional Endowed Scholarship