2017-2018 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.

Accepting Applications October 9, 2017 -  January 21, 2018

2017-2018 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.

2018 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.

Accepting Applications January 29, 2018 - March 24, 2018