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Appalachian State Admissions

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Replies to: Appalachian State Admissions

  • PandaFanPandaFan Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Based on no acceptance to the HC, wait-listed for WRC, and no invite to Scholars Day, my daughter decided to accept her admission to the University of Georgia. Although she loves App State, She was specific on what type of learning and living experience she wanted and wasn't willing to just settle especially based on the OOS investment when she qualifies for free tuition at any state school in GA.
  • mi5kidsmi5kids Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    @bedynamic I don't know what the interviews will be like. I'm guessing they will ask you some "getting to know you" questions like: Tell me about yourself, etc. They might ask you some thinker or ethical questions. They might ask you why you deserve the scholarship. They might ask what you will contribute to the university and what your plans for the future are. They will want to see that you can communicate effectively. They will want to see the genuine you to see how you might fit in to a cohort of scholars.

    That said, I'm wondering what the differences are between Chancellor's Scholars and Wilson's Scholars. My child will be interviewing for the Wilson's with you. In reading about both scholarships, I'd say the description of the Chancellor's is more appealing, but the Wilson's actually says that it's the "most prestigious." I do see that the Wilson's seems to emphasize service and people who want to change the world (on a global scale). I'd be interested to hear more about your perceptions of the programs since it seems like you might be in state?? and have heard a little more in depth about them??
  • bedynamicbedynamic Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    @mi5kids I am in state! I have spoken to a lot of people at Appalachian State in the past year. The main difference between the Chancellor's Scholarship and the Wilson Scholarship is the Chancellor's is much more academic-based while the Wilson is looking for kids who have a passion to change the world. The Chancellor scholarship is under the Honors College while the Wilson Scholarship stands by itself. Many of the Wilson Scholars participate in the Honors College, though, but it is not required unlike the Chancellor's Scholarship. They have very similar benefits (the Wilson Scholars actually receive most of the benefits of the Honors College as well), but the Wilson Scholars receive an extra $10,000 stipend for study abroad, internships, and service projects that the Chancellor's do not. So, I guess you could say the Wilson is more prestigious money-wise and service-wise, while the Chancellor's is more prestigious academic-wise. The two programs have service, academics, and leadership in their criteria, but they put all their focus on different things. So, I guess it depends on which one describes your child the most.

    (Also, the Wilson scholarship is very new. The first Wilson Scholars have not graduated yet, while the Chancellor's Scholarship has been around for many years.)

    Personally, I know I fall into the Wilson Scholarship description more so than the Chancellor's. Though I value my education highly, plan on attending professional school after my bachelor's degree, and seek the highest education/opportunities possible, the thing I truly strive for is to make a difference in the world. I think they reviewed everyone's essays, academics, and extracurricular activities, then, they decided who has the best shot in which program.

    If you have any more questions, I would highly recommend your child to reach out to their admission counselor. They will happily give insight!
  • mi5kidsmi5kids Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    @bedynamic Thank you so much for all of your comments. You sound like a great candidate for the Wilson's and I wish you the best of luck next weekend!
  • lots2dolots2do Registered User Posts: 370 Member
    edited February 10
    @PandaFan, University of Georgia sounds like a really smart decision for your D! Good luck to her. Enjoy the decision-is-made, highly affordable and a great fit - happy dance!
  • meganewarrenmeganewarren Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    Has anyone heard about financial aid?
  • mi5kidsmi5kids Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    Anyone heard anything yet about scholarships?
  • Waiting2107Waiting2107 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Accepted to Honors College off the wait list yesterday.
  • bedynamicbedynamic Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I received something in the mail last week about scholarships.
  • mi5kidsmi5kids Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    Congrats @bedynamic !
  • byadg123byadg123 Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    @Rio123 - congrats on getting into WRC! Did you enroll? Would you share your stats?

    Thx
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