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

Monthly Spotlight: Hannah Godfrey and Boren in Indonesia

March 27, 2020Name: Hannah GodfreyDegree: Psychology with a Minor in Statistics and Military Science. Graduation Year: 2020 Fellow...

Appalachian Named Top Producer for Fulbright Student and Scholar Programs!

 Appalachian is among only 20 institutions in the country to be named a Top Producer for both the Fulbright U.S. Student and U.S. Scholar program...

Monthly Spotlight: Emma Labovitz and Fulbright in the Netherlands

Name: Emma Labovitz Degree: BA in Political Science and Global Studies, Minor in Spanish Graduation Year: 2018 Fellowship Awa...

Appalachian State University is hosting Fulbright Week 2020 on February 11th through 13th!

Appalachian State University is hosting Fulbright Week 2020 on February 11th through 13th! This annual event is organized and supported...

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.