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

Jocelyne LemusJocelyne Lemus
Asheboro, NC

A first-generation college student, Lemus said her Diversity Scholarship has given her what seemed, at first, an impossible opportunity — the ability to pursue her dreams of higher education at App Sate.

An aspiring psychiatrist, Lemus is majoring in psychology with a concentration in health studies and aims to perform research in the mental health field.

At Asheboro High School, she served as senior class president on the Student Council and as an ambassador for Health Science Academy. She was also a varsity cheerleader.