Are you the kind of student who:

  • Relishes an academic challenge and is intellectually curious?
  • Seeks out opportunities to help others?
  • Wants to lead others to impact change in your local community, our environment and the world?
  • Presents evidence of success in high school? 

If so, apply for one or more of our scholarships

Appalachian awards merit-based and need-based scholarships -- partial and full scholarships are available. Our most recent class of scholarship recipients had an average SAT of 1311, an average ACT of 29 and an average weighted high school GPA of 4.51.

To Apply

To be eligible for any merit-based scholarships at Appalachian as an incoming freshman, you must submit your complete application for admissionby November 15. Once an application has been processed, qualified applicants will receive invitation to apply for scholarships. This application must be completed by December 1. Select students will be invited to interview at Scholar's Day weekend February 20 & 21.



Wilson Scholars ProgramWilson Scholars Program

Founded by Brad ’75 and Carole Wilson ’75 to support student-leaders who want to make a difference in the world, and awarded to four students determined to have the highest potential for future leadership. 

The Wilson Scholars Program is Appalachian's premier scholarship, earned by students with excellent academic records, a demonstrated history of service and leadership, and a desire to make significant impacts in their communities. This prestigious program provides full institutional costs (tuition, fees, room and board, book rental), including out-of-state fees, as well as an annual $2,500 Experiential scholarship for investment in learning activities such as study abroad, undergraduate research, service-learning trips or internships. Wilson Scholars spend four life-changing years at Appalachian and graduate having been transformed by exceptional academic mentors and classroom learning with real-world experiences.


Chancellor Scholars in DublinChancellor’s Scholars

For 40 years, Appalachian has awarded this scholarship, which is awarded to seven of the highest ability students in The Honors College.

For the highest-achieving students who have earned entry into The Honors College, the Chancellor’s Scholarship is a four-year program of rigorous study with full institutional costs (tuition, fees, room and board, book rental) paid. Chancellor’s Scholars are provided with study-abroad opportunities beginning in their freshman year, numerous classroom and experiential research opportunities and personalized academic mentoring in a unique, living-learning community. 


Plemmons Leadership ScholarshipW.H. Plemmons Leader Fellows Scholarship

Established in honor of Appalachian's second president, Dr. William Howard Plemmons, and awarded to students who demonstrate academic achievement along with active involvement in high school or community activities. 

The Plemmons Leader Fellows Scholarship is a four-year leadership development program offered to 10 scholars each year that combines a $1,500 award with participation in specially designed leadership development courses, workshops, seminars, retreats, outdoor leadership experiences, conferences, experiential opportunities and individual needs assessment. 


Diversity ScholarshipDiversity Scholarship

The success of Appalachian depends upon the achievement and cooperation of a diverse community of students with the cultural understandings to address the educational, economic and societal needs of our changing communities, region, state, nation and world. The Diversity Scholarship is awarded to students who value diversity and have demonstrated commitment to diversity that they wish to continue as an Appalachian student.

The Diversity Scholarship is a four-year leadership development program that combines a $1,000 award (increases in value each year provided students meet program requirements) with participation in specially designed leadership development workshops, service-learning, international experiences and mentorship opportunities. 


Academic Excellence ScholarshipAcademic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarship recognizes the top students in the freshman class. Academic Excellence Scholarships amount up to $10,000 over four years. Students selected for the Academic Excellence Scholarship demonstrate a strong academic record, leadership experience, community service, and the desire to be an engaged member of the Appalachian Family.



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