Dorothy Foster McCombs Scholarship

The Appalachian Studies Program (APS) at Virginia Tech invites applicants for the Dorothy McCombs Scholarship, which awards $1,000 annually to an undergraduate student who is from the Appalachian region (broadly defined) or who can demonstrate close ties to it. Applicants for the scholarship must have completed, or be enrolled and in good standing in, at least one APS course at Virginia Tech. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Graduating seniors and incoming first-year students are ineligible to apply. Selection is based on the applicant’s commitment to leadership in building community well-being and/or ecological health in the region, the applicant’s engagement with Appalachian Studies, and financial need.

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Apply-To Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your Appalachian background and/or your relationship to Appalachia (approx. 100 words).
  2. Describe how your future plans will benefit Appalachian people or places (approx. 200 words).
  3. List the course(s) you have taken in the Appalachian Cultures and Environments minor, and which instructor you had for each class. Describe how your thinking and choices have been shaped by your participation in APS courses (approx 200 words).
  4. Are you enrolled in the Appalachian Cultures and Environments (APCE) Pathways Minor?
  5. Describe your financial situation. In doing so, please indicate if you hold other scholarships, if you are in debt for education, and if you work to help support your education (where and how often) (approx. 100 words).
  6. Please upload an unofficial transcript.
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