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.
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
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.
Appalachian's Signature Scholarships consist of merit-based and need-based opportunities and provide varying awards ranging from partial to full institutional costs.
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.