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.

The program brings students together from different cultures and backgrounds and provides them the opportunity to assist with campus events and help facilitate conversations around race, equality and equity.

The scholarship is awarded to 10 students each year and includes in-state tuition and fees, leadership development workshops, mentorship opportunities, service-learning and international experiences. Full in-state tuition and fees covered for up to 8 semesters.



November 1 - Submit the application for admission

November 15 - Submit the Application for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs and submit all scholarship application materials

Diversity Scholar

Bianca Mejia-HernandezBianca Mejia-Hernandez, Hickory, NC

Mejia-Hernandez, of Hickory, said she chose App State for its strong sense of community, along with its campus activities and clubs that allow students to get involved.

At Fred T. Foard High School in Newton, Mejia-Hernandez was a member of the school's Beta Club and its National Technical Honors Society and National Society of High School Scholars chapters. As a senior, she participated in the High School Scholars Academy at Lenoir-Rhyne University, which provides high school students a more advanced and collegiate academic experience during their senior year.