ACCESS Scholars

Are you an incoming first-year student who:

  • Is worried about how to afford college?
  • Will invest in the community at Appalachian as well as your community?
  • Wants to serve as a role model to future students following in their footsteps?
  • Look to others before yourself?
  • Dedicated to higher education goals?
  • Is a student with a gross family income below the poverty line?

If so, you could become an ACCESS Scholar!

Benefits of the ACCESS Scholar include:

  • Graduate from college in 4 years debt free.
  • Learn from specialized courses: College transition, financial planning, workshops and more.
  • Personalized academic advising and mentorship.
  • Being immersed in a community of scholars and peers.


To Apply

  • Submit the Application for Admission by November 1 and submit all supporting material, such as transcripts and test scores by November 15.
  • Complete the Application for Scholarships by November 15.
  • Complete the FAFSA by December 31.