By University Communications
The Diversity Scholars Program is one of Appalachian State University’s top scholarship programs. Since 2008, it has recognized merit in scholarship and brought people together from different cultures and backgrounds to work on building unity through diversity.
The scholarship is renewable, and since fall 2016 it has covered full in-state tuition and fees for four years. The Diversity Scholars Program also involves community service and an international experience.
Diversity Scholars may pursue any major. To continue receiving the scholarship, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, attend monthly Diversity Scholars meetings, complete 15 hours of community service each academic year and engage in an international experience before senior year. These obligations are designed to provide Diversity Scholars with a greater sense of belonging and membership within the scholars group, provide information, expand knowledge and appreciation of diversity, and give access to resources for success as an Appalachian student.
The 2016 freshman class included 10 new recipients of the Diversity Scholarship. They are: