Transfer Students

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

Eligibility

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 undergraduate degree program
  • minimum of 24 transferable credit hours

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.  

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 Scholarship

The W. Frances Emory Community College Transfer Scholarship was established to support a transfer student from a community college in NC.  

Staff Senate Scholarship & Annual Staff Endowed Scholarship

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.