2016-2017 Colonel B. Ledford Scholarship

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

The Colonel Lee B. Ledford Student Research Endowment supports research experiences for students enrolled at ACA member institutions. Students in a variety of disciplines have been supported in the past: e.g., English, sociology, history, biology, computer science, and religious studies.

*The application must have the support of a faculty member who will agree to serve as a mentor throughout the research project.

Please review the list of application materials and responsibilities for Ledford Scholar applicants before beginning your application.

Applications due on or before January 20, 2017

2016-2017 Travel Grants

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The Appalachian College Association supports faculty development at member institutions by offering $1000 per academic year per institution as travel grants for faculty presenting their research at regional, national, and international conferences. Each individual award will not exceed $500.


Only Travel Grants submitted by a Chief Academic Officer will be considered.

*If you leave the application process before completely finishing and submitting you will lose all data and have to restart.

2017 Barbara Paul Robinson Scholarship

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

The Appalachian College Association is pleased to announce the Barbara Paul Robinson Scholarship, named in honor of a New York City attorney who provided services to the association. A scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded annually to an ACA college student that shows potential of becoming an attorney and is dedicated to making a positive change in Appalachia.

Please review the list of eligibility requirements and complete application materials before beginning your application.

Applications due on or before March 24, 2017

2017 Call for Proposals- Forum for Instruction & Learning (FILL)

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Library faculty and staff from ACA member institutions are invited to submit a proposal for the Forum for Instruction & Learning in ACA Libraries (FILL). 

Presentations may be given by a single person or a group from a single library, or by a group representing multiple libraries.

Proposals will be accepted until July 17, 2017.

2017 Call for Summit Proposals

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The ACA welcomes experienced higher education professionals to submit proposals to present a Conference Session for the 2016 Annual Summit on September 28 - September 30, 2017 at the MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport, TN.

All proposals should reflect current work, recent findings, and /or new perspectives with priority given to proposals that link the work of multiple institutions and reflect diverse perspectives, innovations, disciplines, and programmatic areas.  Please review the "Call for Proposals" guidelines before beginning your application.

Application deadline July 17, 2017