Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Each year Appalachian State students bring with them scholarship dollars that have been awarded from outside organizations. The information below can further assist students in identifying scholarships for which they might be eligible.

Many great non-ASU scholarship resources are available for both incoming and current students. We encourage students to reach out to community organizations such as churches, clubs, local businesses, etc. to identify opportunities for which they may be eligible. The outside scholarships listed below are neither affiliated with nor endorsed by Appalachian State University. Students who apply for outside scholarships should do so at their own risk. We encourage students to carefully review the terms and conditions of these opportunities before spending time on the applications and giving out personal information.

Identity Theft and Scam Warning Signs

Scholarships that require an application fee are most likely a scam. Never give out your social security number or bank information for a scholarship. Legitimate sponsors should provide contact information upon request. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When in doubt, ask an expert.

Financial Aid Notice

*Students who are awarded an outside scholarship (from any source outside the University) are required to notify the Office of Student Financial Aid so that these funds can be incorporated into your financial aid package of federal and state monies.

Mailing Checks

Outside organizations that are providing scholarships to ASU students should send checks to the address below. The scholarship check should be made payable to Appalachian State University and should have the recipient's name and Banner ID in the "For" column of the check.

Standard Mailing Address

Student Accounts Office
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32005
Boone NC 28608-2059

Overnight Shipping Address

Student Accounts Office
Appalachian State University
287 Rivers Street, JET Room 215
Boone NC 28607

Searchable Scholarship Databases

One good way to identify scholarship sources is to search a free scholarship database. Be cautious in providing information of a personal nature. Below is a selection of popular sites. Please note that, by clicking any of the links below, you acknowledge that you are leaving the Appalachian State University website.

Outside Scholarship Listings

View a comprehensive, searchable list of outside scholarship opportunities. 

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Other Notable Scholarships

Many private companies and organizations also offer scholarship awards. We've listed a few resources below. We encourage students to talk with local organizations, clubs, businesses and churches about available opportunities. Please note that, by clicking any of the links below, you acknowledge that you are leaving the Appalachian State University website.

If you are an outside organization and would like to request your scholarship appear in our Outside Scholarships Listings, please fill out the Outside Scholarship Request Form.