Mission

Nationally Competitive Scholarships works with the Appalachian community to recruit and support students and recent alumni for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. This is achieved with outreach, mentorship, and advising throughout the entire application and selection process.

News and Events

Director of the Rangel International Affairs Program will be on-campus September 3rd!

Are you interested in International Affairs and the world around you? Are you planning a career in the U.S. Foreign Service? Did you kn...

Four App State undergrads receive Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in 2019-20

BOONE, N.C. — The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College at Appalachian State University, announ...

Appalachian Senior Hannah Godfrey Awarded Boren Scholarship

BOONE - The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships is pleased to announce that Hannah Godfrey has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to study Bah...

Four Appalachian Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships to Study or Intern Abroad this Summer

BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State University is pleased to announce that four students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarshi...

Core Values

  • Opportunity
  • Excellence
  • Mentorship
  • Inclusion
  • Personal Growth

What Are Nationally Competitive Scholarships?

NCS awards are externally funded opportunities to pursue language study, Master's study, teaching,  research, and other creative endeavors.  Through the application process, applicants become better writers, especially in genres of personal essay and grant application, further understand their strengths and challenges as a scholar, artist and/or researcher, and identify personal and professional goals connected to their vision for the future.