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.