App State offers several scholarship opportunities specifically for underrepresented students.
- 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.