Signature Scholarships

Signature Scholarships

Signature Scholarships

Appalachian's Signature Scholarships consist of merit-based and need-based opportunities and provide varying awards ranging from partial to full institutional costs. Our scholarship opportunities are highly competitive, requiring at least three essays, two letters of recommendation, and in some cases, the finalists will be asked to participate in an interview with the Scholarship Committee.  

Chancellor's Scholarship

Chancellor's Scholarship

The Chancellor’s Scholarship is the most academically competitive merit-based scholarship at Appalachian, designed for students with ambitious academic goals.

Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship

Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship

The Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship is designed to support students from underrepresented populations, with selection based on their desire to promote cultural diversity.

Diversity Scholars Program Scholarship

Diversity Scholars Program Scholarship

Diversity Scholars Program scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership potential, academic excellence, a willingness to create positive change and a commitment to the principles of diversity.

Alumni Memorial Scholarship

Alumni Memorial Scholarship

The Appalachian Alumni Memorial Scholarship is awarded to children of Appalachian Alumni.

New River Light and Power Scholarship

New River Light and Power Scholarship

The New River Light and Power company awards scholarships to incoming first-year students (high school seniors) from Watauga County.

Apply for Appalachian's Signature Scholarships:

Apply for Appalachian's Signature Scholarships:

    How to apply, important deadlines, and tips.

  • November 1, Submit the application for admission
  • November 15, Submit the Application for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs through your MyMountaineer Portal as well as all admission application materials
Beaver College of Health Sciences

Beaver College of Health Sciences

The Beaver Scholars program is the premier scholarship program for the Beaver College of Health Sciences. 

Reich College of Education

Reich College of Education

The Reich College of Education offers scholarships to incoming first-year teacher education majors.

Walker College of Business

Walker College of Business

The Walker College of Business offers a variety of scholarships to incoming first-year students pursuing a major within the Walker College of Business.

Explore the ACCESS program

Explore the ACCESS program

The 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.

Explore the Appalachian Excellence Scholarship (AES)

Explore the Appalachian Excellence Scholarship (AES)

Appalachian Excellence Scholarships (AES) are awarded to top first-year students with a strong academic record.

Explore Appalachian's Selective Academic Programs

Explore Appalachian's Selective Academic Programs

Appalachian’s Selective Academic Programs offer unique and enriched academic, social, living, and leadership opportunities. 

Explore First Year College and Departmental Scholarships

Explore First Year College and Departmental Scholarships

Each academic college offers scholarships for incoming students who have identified their major or future career path. Scholarsips often include opportunities for mentorship, research, and experiential learning.

Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships

Explore scholarship opportunities offered by outside organizations.