Appalachian's highly competitive Signature Scholarships consist of merit-based and need-based opportunities and provide varying awards ranging from partial to full institutional costs.
November 1 - Submit the application for admission
November 15 - Submit the Application for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs and submit all scholarship application materials
The Chancellor’s Scholarship is the most academically competitive merit-based scholarship at Appalachian, designed for students with ambitious academic goals.
Diversity Scholars Program Scholarship
Diversity Scholars Program scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership potential, academic excellence, a willingness to create positive change and a commitment to the principles of diversity.
Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship
The Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship is designed to support students from underrepresented populations, with selection based on their desire to promote cultural diversity.
Bill and Hughlene Frank Scholars Program
The Bill and Hughlene Frank Scholars Program is for students who are graduates of a high school located in Guilford County, North Carolina.
The Heltzer Scholarship covers approximately 75% of in-state tuition and is renewable annually for 4 years/8 consecutive semesters (fall and spring only). It is intended for students who demonstrate financial need.
Alumni Memorial Scholarship
The Appalachian Alumni Memorial Scholarship is awarded to children of Appalachian Alumni. $4,000 each year for up to 4 consecutive years (8 semesters). Awarded to 5 students each year.
New River Light and Power Scholarship
The New River Light and Power company awards scholarships to incoming first-year students (high school seniors) from Watauga County.
$4,000 each year for up to 4 consecutive years/8 semesters. Awarded to approximately 5 students each year.