Scholarships

Our Scholarships

OIED Application is now CLOSED in Appalnet. It will open October 1!

To access the application, log into Appalnet, go to Self Service> Student> Scholarship Opportunities> International Scholarships to apply.

Application Opens 

Application Deadline

For Education Abroad Programs Starting Between

October 1

November 1

12/1/16 and 12/1/17

December 15

January 15

2/15/17 and 2/15/18

February 15

March 15

5/1/17 and 5/1/18

  • Students are encouraged to apply early for scholarships. 
  • If students are unsuccessful in getting a scholarship when applying, OIED is happy to advise on making a stronger application, so that they may apply again in a later cycle. These students should make an appointment with an advisor listed below.
  • Scholarships range from $500 to $2000. Students will be considered for all of the scholarships for which they are eligible, however they can receive one scholarship per academic year (August-July).

International Students Scholarships

Application Opens

Application Due

Fall Semester Returning Student

December 15

January 15

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, including disbursement and financial aid information.

Want to Learn More?

Step 1: Attend a scholarship workshop

Step 2: Visit our Searchable Scholarship Database and Other Funding Ideas pages.

Step 3: Need more help? Make an advising appointment. 


Scholarship Advising


Mallory Sadler: 

  • General advising
  • Critical Languages Scholarship

Mondays — 2:00-4:00, Tuesdays — 1:00-3:00 

Schedule an appointment with Mallory


Maria Anastasiou: 

  • General Advising
  • Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
  • Fullbright Program

Wednesdays — 11:00-1:00, Thursdays — 9:00-11:00

Schedule an appointment with Maria

OIED Application Questions

Each essay is 4,000 characters maximum (including spaces).

  1. Each education abroad program is unique, and destinations vary greatly. What factors are you considering in your choice of study abroad program or destination? What unique background and life experiences do you have which will help you positively contribute to your study abroad program and the local community?
  2. How will this experience impact your personal and professional goals, and how will you continue this global learning when you return home? For example, becoming more active on campus, taking more GLO courses, continuing to engage with the host language, encouraging others to study abroad, learn a language, or be more globally engaged. Be specific.

Am I eligible? Plus Other Frequently Asked Questions

Any full-time degree-seeking student at Appalachian applying to a study abroad program offering academic credit is eligible. Students must not have received any scholarship from OIED in the current academic year (August through July). Students must study at Appalachian for one semester after they return from their program.

International student scholarships are open to any degree-seeking student on a F-1 visa who has completed at least one academic year of studies at Appalachian. 

You do not need to be enrolled in a program when you apply. However, if you receive a scholarship before being admitted, you must apply to a program within four (4) weeks of receiving the scholarship. In all cases, program application deadlines still apply.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by e-mail within 3 to 4 weeks of the scholarship application submission deadline.

If you receive a scholarship, the scholarship will be credited to your student account during the term in which you study abroad. Note: Receiving a scholarship could impact your financial aid.

  • Your scholarship is added to your account within 10 days of your program's departure date. Please keep this in mind when making financial arrangements.
  • All awardees should enroll in direct deposit through the University.

For international students receiving scholarships, the scholarship will be credited to your student account during the semester in which it is awarded.

For more specific information regarding scholarship disbursement, how scholarships affect financial aid, and using financial aid to study abroad, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid: https://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad

Available OIED Scholarships

Adam P. Kephart Endowed Scholarship for International Programs
Established in 1994, the funds generated by the Adam P. Kephart Endowed Scholarship are directed to the highest and best use of "international" programs at Appalachian State University. Scholarships are provided to programs that offer the greatest potential for increasing international understanding.

Appalachian State University Study Abroad Scholarship
This fund was established by Appalachian State University to provide scholarship support for Appalachian students participating in approved long-term study abroad programs.

Go Abroad: International Appalachian Scholarship
Established in 2009 by members of International Appalachian (INTAPP), a student organization, this endowed fund supports Appalachian students of all majors traveling abroad to the country of their choice for the purpose of study, research, or internship.

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Preference for financial need

Kathryn “Katie” Stout Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship
Established in 2008 in memory of Kathryn "Katie" Stout, the purpose of this endowed fund is to provide financial assistance to Appalachian State University students who are enrolled in approved University study abroad programs, with preference given to students who are studying in China.

  • Preference for travel to China
  • One page essay explaining how study abroad opportunities will positively impact their Appalachian Educational Experience

Landon Hill Study Abroad Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2011 in honor of Landon Hill, Appalachian student and active member of International Appalachian (INTAPP), the purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to Appalachian State University students interested in studying abroad who demonstrate a desire to increase understanding and tolerance of human diversity worldwide.

  • Must demonstrate financial need 

T. Marvin Williamsen Study Abroad Scholarship
Established in 2009 by the Office of International Education and Development in honor of Dr. T. Marvin Williamsen's tenure as the first Associate Vice Chancellor for International Programs at Appalachian, this scholarship provides support for Appalachian students participating in various education abroad programs.

Woodson-Horine Endowed International Scholarship
This endowment fund was established in 2001 to provide scholarship support for Appalachian students participating in approved international education programs and/or to support international degree-seeking students studying at Appalachian.