Murray Family ACCESS Scholarship Program

The Murray Family Appalachian Commitment to a College Education for Student Success (ACCESS) Scholarship Program ensures 50 students from low-income families in North Carolina can attend Appalachian debt-free.

Full institutional costs are covered for up to 8 semesters, including tuition and fees, room and board and book rental.

Also, students selected for the Murray Family ACCESS Scholarship Program learn from specialized courses focused on college transition and financial planning; receive personalized academic advising and mentorship; and benefit from being immersed in a community of scholars and peers.

Additional steps are required to be considered for the Murray Family ACCESS Scholarship Program. Your FAFSA needs to be submitted by February 1. 


November 1 - Submit the application for admission

February 1 - Complete FAFSA for priority consideration

Alyssa Rodriguez"Coming to Appalachian has allowed me to develop into a conscious and intentional leader, along with giving me a bright and hopeful future paired with unforgettable moments along the way."

- Alyssa Rodriguez '20, an Appalachian State University Class of 2020 graduate and ACCESS Scholar

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