We're committed to making App State affordable for all students. Scholarship opportunities are set aside exclusively for incoming transfer students who have shown previous academic success and involvement prior to their enrollment.
After you begin at App State you have opportunities to apply for departmental scholarships through your college or major.
Eligible incoming transfer students 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. For more information on transferring to App State visit Transfer Admissions & Engagement.
Transfer Student Deadlines
January 15 - Scholarship application opens
March 1 - Scholarship application deadline
In order to be eligible for Transfer Student Scholarships you must meet the following criteria:
- enrolled full-time for fall semester in an on campus or online undergraduate degree program
- minimum of 24 transferable credit hours
Hickory First Scholarship
The Hickory First Scholarship is a one-time scholarship that will be given to the first 500 new students enrolled at the Hickory campus in 2023. This $2,000 award can be used to offset the costs of tuition and fees. No scholarship application is required.
In order to be considered for these scholarships students must complete the application for admission by February 15 and complete the Transfer Student Scholarship Application by March 1.
The Appalachian Excellence Scholarship (AES) for Transfer Students
The Appalachian Excellence Scholarship for Transfer Students currently supports approximately 40 new transfer students each Fall who demonstrate high merit and the ability to succeed.
- Annual $1,000 Scholarship
- Awarded $500 per semester for up to 2 consecutive semesters (1 year)
- Based on information provided with the application for admission and the Transfer Student Scholarship Application
- Subject to available funding
Additional Scholarship Opportunities for Transfer Students
App State provides approximately 10 merit and need-based scholarship opportunities to new transfer students. Transfer students wishing to be considered for need-based scholarships must file the FAFSA by February 15.
The Elizabeth Paul Phillips Scholarship
The Elizabeth Paul Phillips Scholarship is for students who are transferring to Appalachian State University from a regional community college and reside in Mitchell, Avery, or Yancey County. Preference shall be given to students who are transferring from Mayland Community College, demonstrate financial need, and indicate an interest in returning to the county of their home residence. The scholarship is renewable for up to two years as long as the student is enrolled full-time and maintains a satisfactory GPA. Amount: $10,000 renewable for up to two  years, four  consecutive semesters ($5,000 for the fall, $5,000 for the spring)
Herbert W. Wey Scholarship for Phi Theta Kappans
The Dr. Herbert W. Wey Scholarship is for members of Phi Theta Kappa who transfer to Appalachian for the fall semester beginning their junior year. This scholarship is non-renewable with a priority consideration going to students from North Carolina and South Carolina.
The Josephus Daniels Scholarship
The Josephus Daniels Scholarship was established to support academically motivated transfer students from regional community colleges who have demonstrated financial need and plan to enroll as a full-time student beginning the fall semester. This scholarship is not renewable.
The Margaret I. McIntyre Endowed Scholarship
The Margaret I. McIntyre Endowed Scholarship was established to support sophomores and/or transfer students who demonstrate financial need.
The W. Frances Emory Community College Transfer Scholarships
The W. Frances Emory Community College Transfer Scholarship was established to support transfer students from a community college in NC.
The Ed and Lois Reich Scholarship
The Ed and Lois Reich Scholarship is intended to support an incoming NC transfer student majoring in the Reich College of Education. Candidates for the scholarship are restricted to students from NC and have a GPA of 3.0. Priority consideration will go to qualified students who complete their application for admission by February 15 and the Transfer Student Scholarship Application by March 1.
Staff Senate awards scholarships to permanent staff members and dependents. Awards are based primarily on academic performance and financial need. A scholarship recipient must have been accepted as a student at an institution of higher education for the academic year for which they are applying.
Geology Transfer Student Award
The Geology Transfer Student Award was established to recognize and reward the successful transition of outstanding geology transfer students to App State. Application and awards are made through the College of Arts & Sciences.
The Palmer Math Transfer Scholarship
The Palmer Math Transfer Fund is intended to recognize a promising incoming NC transfer student majoring in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Candidates for the scholarship are restricted to students from an NC Community College. Priority consideration will go to qualified students who complete their application for admission by February 15 and the Transfer Student Scholarship Application by March 1.