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.
First-year students may apply for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs such as the Honors College and Appalachian Community of Education Scholars (ACES).
- Your application for admission must be completed by November 15. Submit your on-line application for admission by November 1 and all required materials by November 15. Required application materials include:
- Official High School Transcript
- Official Test Scores [SAT and/or ACT] (***Optional - Please note that 2021-22 applicants now have an option to waive their test scores. View our 2021 Test Waiver Policy***)
- Application Fee or Fee Waiver
- (Other documents may be requested and must also be submitted by November 15)
- Complete your Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs application by November 15. (Not required to be considered for ACCESS or AES.)
- If you have submitted your application for admission, please review your email or your MyMountaineer Portal for instructions on starting your First-Year Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs application. (If you have not started your application for admissions, you may still Apply for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs. First, you'll need to create an account. Be sure to use the same email address you plan to use for your admission application. Once logged in, select Start New Application and choose Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs Application.)
- Required application materials include:
- Complete application for admission
- Two letters of recommendation (Can include two recommendation letters from your admissions application or two additional supplemental letters)
- List of activities
- Essays (The number of essays depends on which program you choose to apply for.)
- Keep an eye on your email and your MyMountaineer portal for updates and more information