Scholarships

Each year, App State awards more than $4 million to students based on need and academic achievement to help make education even more affordable for all students. Scholarships are available to incoming first-year and transfer students and continuing undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more about scholarships at App State.


Undergraduate Student Scholarships

Continuing Student Scholarship Portal

The Appalachian Scholarship Application Portal (ASAP) is your one-stop source to apply for scholarships as a continuing student. 
2022-23 application open Jan. 3 - Feb. 15, 2022

Incoming Undergraduate Student Scholarship Portal

Apply for incoming student scholarships in your MyMountaineer Portal.
Transfer students: application open Jan. 15 - March 1
First-year students: application open Aug. 1 - Nov. 15

 

Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships

Continuing Student Scholarship Portal

The Appalachian Scholarship Application Portal (ASAP) is your one-stop source to apply for scholarships as a continuing student.
2022-23 application open Jan. 3 - Feb. 15, 2022

Incoming Graduate Student Scholarships and Assistantships

Explore scholarship, assistantship and fellowship opportunities for new, incoming graduate students.
Application dates vary by program and department


 

Undergraduate Scholarships


Dr. Kevin Bell Memorial Endowed Optometry Scholarship

Originally established by the late Dr. Kevin Bell, in support of students interested in Optometry. The scholarship was renamed to honor Bell in 2011. Qualifications: Undergraduate seniors preparing for a career in Optometry.

Biology Alumni and Faculty Emeriti Endowed Scholarship

Established by alumni and faculty, this scholarship provides $800 annually for up to four years with preference given to entering students. Qualifications: Students must be biology majors.

Dr. F. Ray Derrick Endowed Biology Scholarship

Established by Carolyn Hampton, former student, in honor of F. Ray Derrick, this award provides scholarships for qualified biology majors. Qualifications: Applicants should be residents of North Carolina and need financial assistance.

Joseph H. and Eileen K. Elrod Endowment for Biology Income Scholarship

Established by Joseph H. and Eileen K. Elrod, this award provides scholarship support to a rising sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Biology. Recipient must be a resident of North Carolina and demonstrate financial need. Preference shall be given to students who are residents of northwestern North Carolina.

Lloyd L. Hobbs Memorial Scholarship for the Physical Sciences

Established by Mrs. Ella T. Hobbs and the Appalachian State University Foundation, Inc. in honor of her husband, this award provides two scholarships each year for need-based students who are juniors or seniors in the physical sciences.

Mitchell D. Hoyl/Paul A. Patacchiola Scholarship in Biology

Qualifications: Applicants who are either a graduate of an accredited high school, entering college for the first time and accepted for admission to Appalachian, or current undergraduate or graduate students at the University; must be majoring in Biology with a specialization in Ecology and Environmental Biology or Teaching. Applicants must show proof of their North Carolina ancestry: progenitor established in North Carolina no later than 1860.

Bill Hubbard Memorial Scholarship in Biology Endowment

Established in honor of Dr. William "Bill" Hubbard, a former faculty member, the Hubbard scholarship provides one yearly award of $300-500 for an upper-level student who intends to enter a health profession. Qualifications: Junior or Senior biology major with high GPA and intention of entering a health profession after graduation.

Ida Belle Ledbetter Memorial Scholarship in Biology Endowment

Established by Ms. Ida Belle Ledbetter, former faculty member, the Ledbetter Scholarship provides scholarships ($200-500) for qualified biology majors. Qualifications: Biology majors with preference to students from Northwestern North Carolina and to students who are contributing financially toward their own education.

Dr. Carolyn H. Hampton Research Scholarship for Biology

This scholarship is intended to support undergraduate biology majors involved in worthy research projects/activities that are approved by the chair of the biology department or the chair's designee.


Additional Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities


Richard Henson Biology Endowed Field Trip Fund

This scholarship is provided to support specific field trip expenses related to undergraduate biology research. You can apply here.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

The Udall Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships to sophomore and junior undergraduates with a demonstrated commitment to solving environmental issues through policy, science (hard and soft), engineering, architecture, economics, the arts or any other discipline. Udall Scholars also get to attend the Scholar Orientation in August and are immediately plugged into a growing and active alumni network.

Graduate Scholarships


Gary Walker Outstanding Graduate Student in Biology Award

This annual award, founded in 2012, was established to recognize one outstanding graduate student in Biology based on measures of service, teaching and research with an award of $500. The award was formed in Walker's name for over 25 years of commitment and service to the graduate degree program as the Biology Department Graduate Program Director. Nomination process available here.

College of Arts & Sciences Scholarships


Consider scholarships offered by the College of Arts & Sciences. Visit the college website to see the qualifications for each scholarship offered. For more questions, contact the Dean's office at cas@appstate.edu or (828) 262-3078. Relevant scholarship oppotunities include:

  • Sally A. Callegari Memorial Scholarship for Gender Diversity in Animal Studies
  • Drs. Joanne Smith and Don R. Brannon Scholarship for Natural Sciences
  • Richard A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship for Arts and Sciences
  • Jonathan K. Perryman Memorial Scholarship for the Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholarships
  • The Peggy Harmon Shore Pre-Health Care Professional Endowed Scholarship