Appalachian State University is considered one of the best institutions in the Southeast and consistently ranks in Forbes' and Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine best values lists. We are proud to give our students the opportunity to receive a world-class education at such an affordable rate; however we understand that cost can still be a factor. Because of this, we have set aside $4.6 million each year for scholarships. Scholarship opportunities are available to incoming, current, and graduate students. While each opportunity is extremely competitive, we encourage all eligible students to apply. To learn more about our scholarship opportunities and our scholarship programs, follow the link that would best suits your needs.

First-Year Students

Appalachian awards merit-based and need-based scholarships — partial and full scholarships are available.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are a vital part of Appalachian State University's student body. Scholarship opportunities are set aside exclusively for incoming transfer students who have shown previous academic success and involvement prior to their enrollment.

Continuing Students

Students currently attending Appalachian State University are encouraged to reach out to departments for awards and scholarship opportunities provided by the college in which they have declared a major.

Outside Scholarships

There are many great resources available for both incoming and current students other than University Scholarships. We gladly advertise any outside scholarship opportunities that have been brought to our attention by credible sources, but these do not begin to cover the numerous opportunities that are available for all student types. We also encourage students to reach out to community organizations such as churches, clubs, local businesses, etc. to find all available awards.

Need-based Scholarships

The Appalachian Commitment to a College Education for Student Success (ACCESS) scholarship makes college accessible and affordable for North Carolina students with high financial need.

Additional Scholarships

The Office of Scholarships is constantly working to keep students updated on all available University Scholarships. We would like to remind you that this is not a comprehensive list of all scholarships at Appalachian State University, only those that will be awarded to students in the upcoming year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about scholarships for freshmen and continuing students.