Vowels receives Chancellor’s Scholarship at Appalachian State


Lily Vowels of Eliza­beth­town was among 10 first-year students at App­a­la­chian State Uni­versity named Chan­cellor’s Scholars for the 2019–20 academic year. The Chan­cellor’s Scholarship, which is renewable, is Appala­chian’s oldest and most aca­demically competitive merit-based scholarship.

Vowels graduated from the Gatton Academy of Math and Science in Kentucky and conducted research with Western Kentucky University’s biology department. She served as captain of her school’s Envirothon team and service chairwoman of the school’s Student Y chapter. She enjoys rock climbing, reading and learning about nature.

“I chose Appalachian because I really admired their commitment to sustainability — something I am really passionate about,” Vowels said. “Meeti­ng the faculty in the geology department and the Honors Coll­ege demonstrated App­a­la­chian’s dedication to my success as a student.”

The Chancellor’s Sch­o­l­arship is awarded to the highest achieving students who have earned entry into the honors college. The four-year program of rigorous study covers full institutional costs, tuition, fees, room and board and book rental. Chancellor’s Scholars are provided with study abroad opportunities beginning in their first year, numerous classroom and experiential research opportunities and academic mentoring in a living–learning community.

Appalachian has awar­ded this scholarship for 35 years. Chancellor’s Scholars may pursue any major.