Program Highlights

The Wilson Scholars Program, Appalachian's premier scholarship program, embodies the true Appalachian spirit: a rich blend of academic excellence, leadership, and service. This scholarship program attracts truly passionate individuals, instills in them a commitment to change the world, and provides the resources for students to think creatively, strategically, and collaboratively.

Wilson Scholars are the type of students who

  • have a demonstrated commitment to service and leadership in your school and community
  • were ranked in the top of their graduating high school class
  • seek out and embrace opportunities to enrich their educational experiences
  • pursue and excel in the most rigorous curriculum available
  • are eager and prepared to make a significant impact on the Appalachian community

Established in 2013 with a generous gift by 1975 Appalachian alumni, Carole and Brad Wilson, the program welcomed its inaugural class in the fall of 2014. Students represent a variety of majors and disciplines – from business and science, to the arts and humanities.