"The Beaver College of Health Sciences enabled me to develop professional qualities while also fostering my personal growth and development. My scholarship gave me access to resources previously out of my reach and the opportunity to effect lasting change in my community, state, nation and the world." - Tristan Killian, MSW '19

Don and Vickie Beavers with the inaugural class of scholars

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. Meet our Beaver Scholars.

Thank you to all of our 2020-2021 scholarship donors!

Scholarship Opportunities for Continuing Students - Apply through your Appalnet account

Applications for the 2020-2021 year are now closed. Applications for 2021-2022 will open in January 2021.

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 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 (i.e., a declared major rather than an intended major). 

Instructions on how to access the application are available here. (Note: When you "Submit" your application, you will be notified that your application has been "Saved".) You only need to fill out one application to be considered for all eligible scholarships. 

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 Students are encouraged to also check with department chairs and program directors regarding state, regional and national opportunities.

For more information about scholarships, please contact Jenny Cancro at (828) 262-8488 or at

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. This program is no longer active.