App State offers several scholarship opportunities specifically for underrepresented students.
- Diversity Scholars program
This program is designed to recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence. The program not only recognizes merit in scholarship but provides students with an opportunity to promote and embrace diversity on and off campus.
- Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to support students from underrepresented populations, with selection based on their desire to promote cultural diversity.
- ACCESS Scholars program
This scholarship and support program is App State's promise to low-income North Carolina students that higher education is within reach. Students who earn a place at App State and are selected for the ACCESS Scholars program have the opportunity to graduate debt-free.
From 2014–15 to 2020–21, 5,679 underrepresented App State students received $103 million-plus in gift aid — scholarships and grants awarded through App State and/or federal, state and private sources that do not require repayment.
Since 2014, gift aid for App State’s underrepresented students has more than doubled and now stands at more than $20 million, as of the 2020–21 academic year.