Dorothy Foster McCombs Scholarship

This is an annual scholarship made available to undergraduate students who are participating in Appalachian Studies and who are from the Appalachian region or can demonstrate close ties to it. Applicants for the scholarship must have completed, or be enrolled and in good standing in, at least one course in the Appalachian Cultures and Environments pathways minor (APS). Applicants must have first-year, sophomore, or junior standing and a minimum of 2.5 GPA. Selection will be based on the applicant’s demonstration of interest in Appalachian Studies, commitment to Appalachia, academic qualifications, financial need, and academic/leadership potential.

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Apply-To Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. 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.)
  2. Describe your Appalachian background and/or your relationship to Appalachia.
  3. Please write an essay of approximately 300-400 words that describes how your relationship to Appalachia has shaped your future professional goals and how your future plans will benefit Appalachian people or places.
  4. If applicable, indicate what courses you have taken in the Appalachian Cultures and Environments minor, and which instructor you had for each. Describe how your participation in coursework about Appalachia has shaped your thinking.
  5. Are you enrolled in the Appalachian Cultures and Environments minor?
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