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. 
2023-24 application open Dec. 1 - Feb. 7, 2023

Incoming Undergraduate Student Scholarship Portal

Apply for incoming student scholarships in your MyMountaineer Portal.
Transfer students: application open Jan. 15 - Mar. 1

First-year students: application deadline - 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.
2023-24 application open Dec. 1 - Feb. 7, 2023

Incoming Graduate Student Scholarships and Assistantships

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


Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

Consider these scholarship opportunities for nursing students. Students can also contact Financial Aid for assistance with a full assessment of available individual options.

RN to BSN Scholarship for Western North Carolina Students

Thanks to Dogwood Health Trust, online RN to BSN students residing in select Western North Carolina counties and the Qualla Boundary have an exciting opportunity for funding. This fund provides scholarship support to students from Western NC enrolled in our RN to BSN program.  The scholarship is restricted to residents of the 18 counties served by Dogwood Health Trust: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Yancey and the Qualla Boundary. 

North Carolina Forgivable Education Loan for Service

Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011, the Forgivable Education Loans for Service provides financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina. Nursing students for all degrees are eligible to apply for this forgivable loan.

F.A. Davis Nursing Scholarships

The F.A. Davis Nursing scholarships reflect a continuing commitment to the education of nurses and health care professionals and their commitment to quality health care for all. It recognizes the challenging yet rewarding path students embark on and the very special nature of those who have chosen to devote themselves to providing quality care. Applications due annually in November. Award Amount: $1500

AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund

The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program. One scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded each quarter.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Beaver College of Health Sciences Scholarships

Through the establishment of scholarships and endowments, donors support the efforts of students in the College of Health Sciences. Students are encouraged to also check with department chairs and program coordinators regarding regional, state and national opportunities.

See the full list of Beaver College of Health Sciences scholarships.

Cratis D. Williams Graduate School Scholarships

A number of scholarships and fellowships are available for qualifying graduate students who enroll in degree programs. Consider scholarships awarded by the Graduate School based on a competitive review process.