We're committed to making App State affordable for all students. Each year, App State awards more than $4 million to students based on need and academic achievement and enrolls hundreds of students into Selective Academic Programs.


Incoming Student Dates & Deadlines

All admitted first-year students will automatically be considered for an Appalachian Excellence Scholarship. Other scholarships require additional application materials and deadlines.

November 15 (first-year students) 
Signature Scholarship & Selective Academic Programs deadline

December 1
Priority filing date for the FAFSA to receive first consideration for all need-based institutional scholarships (including ACCESS)

January (first-year students)
First-year Appalachian Excellence Scholarship recipients announced. Students are selected to interview for Signature Scholarships

February (first-year students)
Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Program recipients announced

March 1 (transfer students)
Transfer Scholarship application deadline (application opens January 15)

March 31 (first-year students)
Signature Scholarship recipients must accept scholarship or request an extension by this date

Ascend your mountain

Meet Tatiana Magee and learn about the opportunities afforded to her after receiving several academic scholarships, including her travel to Peru to study icecaps in the Andes.

First-year Student Scholarships

First-year Student Scholarships

First-year scholarships consist of merit-based and need-based opportunities and provide varying awards ranging from partial to full institutional costs. 

Transfer Student Scholarships

Transfer Student Scholarships

Transfer scholarships are for incoming transfer students planning to enroll full-time for fall semester.

Continuing Student Scholarships

Continuing Student Scholarships

Find general university scholarship opportunities and academic college scholarships for students who have identified their major or future career path. The application will open January 3

Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships

On average, App State students receive $4.9 million in scholarships from outside organizations each year.