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 best suits your needs.

First-Year Students

All first-year students who submit their application for admission by November 1 and complete the required and recommended steps for admission by Nov 15 are automatically considered for the Appalachian Excellence Scholarship (AES). Additionally, students applying for Fall admission and completing the Signature Scholarship Application by Nov. 15 are considered for Signature Scholarships. First year scholarships are announced each year by February 18th on the student's "MyMountaineer" Portal.

Transfer Students

All incoming transfer students, planning to enroll full-time for Fall semester in a main campus undergraduate degree program, and who complete their application for admission by February 15, and the Transfer Student Scholarship Application by March 1 will receive priority consideration for transfer student scholarship opportunities.   

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.

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.

Outside Scholarships

Many great non-Appalachian scholarship resources are available for both incoming and current students. We encourage students to reach out to community organizations such as places of worship, clubs, local businesses, etc. to identify opportunities for which they may be eligible.