The Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship is designed to support students from underrepresented populations, with selection based on their desire to promote cultural diversity. Academic excellence is also a key qualifier for the applicants, and as members of the Appalachian Community, they are called on to speak publicly and assume the responsibility of leadership, scholarship and community involvement.
In addition to covering full in-state tuition and fees for up to 8 semesters, the scholarship provides mentorship by alumni, the opportunity to participate in inclusivity-focused events, and networking and team building within each cohort of recipients.
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.