Application for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs

Application for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs

Application for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs

Follow these steps to apply for Appalachian's Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs

Don't forget: 

  • You do NOT need to complete the Application for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs to be considered for the ACCESS program or the Appalachian Excellence Scholarship (AES). Meet the deadlines for admission to be automatically considered for these opportunities. 
  • You must apply for Watauga Residential College separately in your MyMountaineer Portal. 


Step 2: Complete your application for admission by November 15

Step 2: Complete your application for admission by November 15

Submit your on-line application for admission by November 1 and all required materials by November 15.

Required application materials include:

  • Official High School Transcript
  • Official Test Scores [SAT and/or ACT] (***Optional - Please note that 2021-22 applicants now have an option to waive their test scores. View our 2020-21 Test Waiver Policy***)
  • Application Fee or Fee Waiver
  • (Other documents may be requested and must also be submitted by November 15)
Step 3: Complete your Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs application by November 15.

Step 3: Complete your Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs application by November 15.

(Not required to be considered for ACCESS or AES.)

If you have submitted your application for admission, please review your email or your MyMountaineer Portal for instructions on starting your First-Year Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs application.

(If you have not started your application for admissions, you may still Apply for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs. First, you'll need to create an account. Be sure to use the same email address you plan to use for your admission application. Once logged in, select Start New Application and choose Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs Application.)

Required application materials include:

  • Complete application for admission
  • Two letters of recommendation (Can include two recommendation letters from your admissions application or two additional supplemental letters)
  • List of activities
  • Essays (The number of essays depends on which program you choose to apply for.)
University Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

University Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Have a question? The answers to many general questions about applying for Appalachian's scholarships can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). 

Helpful Tips

Helpful Tips

Find helpful tips for writing essays, providing recommendation letters, and preparing for an interview.