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The High Achievers in Computer Science and Mathematics Program at Appalachian State University

Scholars in the program will be involved in a variety of activities and support services designed to achieve program goals. Community building will be encouraged by participation in a required departmental S-STEM seminar, membership in student organizations like ACM and MAA student chapters, extracurricular academic activities like programming and mathematics contests, and departmental social gatherings. Academic success will be bolstered through faculty mentors, lab tutors, and the existing university support services. Finally, through the Cooperative Education, the Computer Science Industry Advisory Board, and ASU's Career Development Center, scholars will be positioned to take advantage of a variety of employment opportunities in the high technology workforce.

To maintain eligibility in the program, undergraduate scholars must have a 2.8 cumulative GPA, a 15-hour average course load, and a major in computer science, mathematics, or statistics. Graduate scholars must maintain a 3.3 GPA and full-time status.

Highlights of the Program

  • S-STEM Seminar
  • Study groups (CS1, CS2, Calc 1, Calc 2, ...)
  • Mentoring/Tutoring Corner, Belk Hall 317/318
  • Resume Writing - internship and job search workshop
  • Educational Leadership Workshop
  • Social gatherings - departmental get-together, pizza and movie night.
  • Peer-Mentor research teams
  • Interest groups - Java, Linux.


  • Students receive up to $6,280 annually ($3,140/semester) for up to 4 years.

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