What Can a Scholarship Do for You?

2021-22 Signature Scholarships

First-Year Student Scholarship Opportunities

Here at Appalachian, all first-year students who have completed the required and recommended steps for admission to Appalachian State University by November 15 will automatically be considered for the Appalachian Excellence Scholarship.   

Learn more about First Year Scholarships

Aditionally, are you the kind of student who:

  • Relishes an academic challenge and is intellectually curious?
  • Seeks out opportunities to help others?
  • Wants to lead others to impact change in your local community, our environment and the world?
  • Presents evidence of success in high school?

If so, apply for one or more of our Signature Scholarship Programs.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Each year Appalachian State students bring with them scholarship dollars that have been awarded from outside organizations. Researching these additional resources can help guide you through cost and financial aid process. 

Many great non-Appalachian scholarship resources are available for both incoming and current students. We encourage students to reach out to community organizations such as places of worship, clubs, local businesses, etc. to identify opportunities for which they may be eligible.

Take look at some outside scholarship resources! 

University Scholarship Opportunities for Fall, 2020 - Open Now:

Closing on June 30, 2020

Appalachian Warrior Fund Scholarship for honorably discharged and disabled veterans and their children Application

Harry and Mary Meinhardt Memorial Scholarship for student veterans (any level, freshmen, soph, jr, sr or grad) Application

Mark and Mimi Ross Scholarship for honorably discharged US Veterans Application


Honors College

The Honors College

The Honors College at Appalachian offers enriched academic, social, and leadership experiences for high-achieving and high-potential students. The Honors College features small, interdisciplinary seminars taught by inspired faculty; superb academic and career mentoring; the chance to live and grow in the Honors and Engagement Community of Cone, Summit, and Appalachian Halls; and the opportunity, as an Honors senior, to complete a major research or creative project guided by a faculty mentor. 


Watauga Residential College

Watauga Residential College

Appalachain's only residential college provides an environment for Appalachian's most creative students to explore their passions both in and out of the classroom. The Watauga Residential College's specialized academic program of discussion-based seminars provides an unusual opportunity for students to become engaged in learning at a deep level through class discussions and research projects.