Lynne Miller Perryman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship (~ $500 per semester) is established as a memorial to Lynne Miller Perryman, an Appalachian State University alumna who was actively involved in community service through her sorority. The scholarship guidelines specify that applicants must demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support and that a financial aid form must be on file, and must demonstrate a minimum 3.0 GPA.
To reward early community involvement, applicants must be a first or second year student at Appalachian State University. In addition, applicants must display success and progress in academics and participation in community service activities while a student at Appalachian State University. Examples may be illustrated in one or more of the following areas: 1) participation in local community service projects on an individual or group basis, 2) participation in ACT major events (e.g., Dance Marathon, MLK Challenge, etc.), 3) participation on an Alternative Break trip, or 4) coordination of group service activities for club/organization, residence hall, or team.
Travel. Engage. Serve. Scholarship for Domestic Driving ASEs
The purpose of this scholarship is to mitigate the financial burden on students seeking to participate in a domestic Alternative Service Experience program. Scholarships will be awarded for the full amount of a domestic driving ASE ($200). This scholarship has been made possible through donations made by ACT alumni.
*Please note: Scholarship recipients will be given first choice of the ASE program they want to participate on.
Leigh Lane Edwards Scholarship for International Service-Learning
This scholarship fund was named in memory of an incredible Appalachian student, Leigh Lane Edwards who touched the hearts of everyone she met and truly lived the life of what it means to be a servant-leader. Leigh Lane passed away in December 2005, in the middle of her junior year of college.
Just before her death, Leigh Lane signed up to participate in one of ACT's international service-learning courses. Leigh Lane was not able to participate in this experience, but we know that she would have wanted future Appalachian students to have this opportunity to engage in active, responsible, global citizenship.
Just 5 years after the fund was started, ACT was able to award nine $500 scholarships to students participating in international service-learning experiences! The first scholarships were awarded during the 2012-2013 academic year.
*Please note: Scholarship recipients will be given first choice of the iASE program they want to participate on.
Richard A. Thomas Scholarship
This endowed scholarship (up to $1000 per academic year) is established as a memorial to Richard A. Thomas. The scholarship guidelines specify that applicants must demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support and that a financial aid form must be on file.
Applicants must have completed the freshman year at Appalachian and must be pursuing a major within the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, applicants must display success and progress in academics and exemplary leadership in one or more of the following areas: 1) service-learning component of an academic course, 2) community-based research, 3) international service-learning (either ASU or International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership sponsored), or 4) advancement of service-learning initiatives such as serving on the Student Service-Learning Task Force, serving as the Peer Leader of a Freshman Seminar class that is involved in service-learning, serving as speaker for a service-learning orientation/workshop, etc.