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The Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) offers a limited number of scholarships to individuals requiring financial assistance to attend the annual conference. We truly love funding people. It is part of our mission. In the past, we have been able to fund most of those who have requested a scholarship. Our funds are more limited than ever this year due to many factors. 


We are asking that only those who must have a scholarship in order to attend submit an application. We ask applicants to seek financial assistance from their own institution or organization before applying for an ASA Scholarship. Additionally, this year, we will continue with an application question asking for general information regarding ranges of household income to assist with the decision process.


Scholarships cover the cost of registration/membership only. Meals and other ticketed activities are not included. Travel and lodging are the responsibility of conference attendees. An ASA scholarship serves as your registration for the conference. Scholarship applicants do not need to register or pay UNLESS notified that they are not receiving a scholarship. If you are notified you received a scholarship, please respond via email accepting the scholarship. You need take no further action, you are registered for the Conference, and may pick up your registration materials at the conference upon signing in.  


The scholarship application deadline is February 7, 2024. Recipients will receive award notification by February 15, 2024.


Please note the following:

  • Be sure to include an email that you check frequently so you do not miss the award notification! Please contact us at if you do not hear from us by February 15, 2024.

  • If you apply for a scholarship but are already registered for 2024, or are a representative for an exhibit, we will assume that you do not need the scholarship and will award it to someone on our waiting list.

  • Award recipients must confirm receipt of the award by emailing by February 28, 2024. Please include in the email subject line “attending” or “not attending” as applicable. 

  • The award of a scholarship by Appalachian Studies Association, Inc., is only to receive registration to attend the annual ASA conference (membership is included). Scholarships: may only be used for conference registration; are non-transferable; and have no cash value. 

  • Recipients who accept the award and later find that they are unable to attend should email so that we may redirect the award to someone on our waiting list.

  • Applicants who do not receive the award should register online at by February 21, 2024 to receive the pre-conference rate.

2024 Conference Scholarship Application

(Please enter your name as you wish it to appear on your nametag)

(Pronoun stickers will be available at the registration desk)

Have you received scholarship funds in the past?
Conference registration type:
Are you planning to present at the 2024 Conference?
Are you attending the conference as part of a group?

Thank you! Your submission has been received.

This form no longer accepts submissions as the deadline has passed.

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