"Being able to graduate without debt has made such a significant impact on me because I did not have that burden during my time in college. I also did not have the stress of having to work while in school and that allowed me the opportunity to focus on my studies and extracurricular activities." - Jennifer Stevenson '18
Through the establishment of scholarships and endowments, generous donors support the efforts of students in the Beaver College of Health Sciences. Each year, the college offers a number of scholarships to our incoming and continuing students.
Scholarship Opportunities for Incoming Freshmen
The Beaver Scholars program is the premier scholarship program for the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University. The program's goal is to provide exceptional support to North Carolina students with a commitment to a career in the health sciences and in direct patient care environments. These scholarships are awarded to students majoring in health-focused programs with priority given to high achieving students who demonstrate a strong commitment to improving health care in the region and beyond. Recipients of the Beaver Scholarship will receive $10,000 per year towards academic expenses. To learn more about our Beaver Scholars program, please visit the Appalachian Scholarships website and application page.
The Beaver College of Health Sciences offers additional scholarships on a rotating basis to incoming freshmen, including the Jennifer K. Adkins, RN Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Nursing, the Mary Hoffman Farthing Scholarship in Home Economics (Nutrition), the Roscoe L. & Jane J. Billings Memorial Endowed Scholarship, and the Moody and Natali Chisholm Endowed Scholarship for Health Sciences.
From 2014-2018, the Beaver College of Health Sciences Dean’s Scholars program offered scholarships to incoming freshmen. Click here to meet our prior Dean’s Scholars. This program is no longer active.
Scholarship Opportunities for Continuing Students
Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are now closed. Applications for the 2020-2021 year will open in January of 2020.
The Beaver College of Health Sciences offers several scholarship opportunities for our continuing declared majors. New scholarships are offered each year, and students typically apply in January and February for scholarships that will be dispersed during the subsequent fall and spring semesters. In order to apply, individuals must be enrolled Appalachian State University students who are admitted into a Health Sciences degree program. To learn more and to apply, please click here.
A current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed to be eligible for any current scholarship awarded on the basis of financial need. More information about completing a FAFSA can be found on the Office of Financial Aid website at financialaid.appstate.edu.
Students are encouraged to also check with department chairs and program directors regarding state, regional and national opportunities.