Giving to the Graduate School

Please follow the Give Now link or call or email Tracey C. Ford, Director of Development ( 828-262-4016)for instructions on how to support our students

Trails of Student Success Graduate Fund
We believe our students deserve the support they need excel at Appalachian in learning, research and service. This fund supports student fellowships, assistantships and current sponsorships for the graduate school speaker series to help us recruit and retain the best and brightest. 

Graduate School Speaker Series Endowment
The speaker series is a great opportunity for our students to hear from alumni and be inspired as they look to their future. We are a master's institution providing hands on experiences to prepare our recent graduates to get a job and be leaders in their field. The Appalachian alumni presenters will be able to give students a vision for making the most of the graduate school experience and prepare them to be successful in their career.  

Judith and Floyd Domer Research Award
Research and professional development are essential components of the graduate experience. Named for former Dean of Graduate Studies Judith Domer, this award was established to provide assistance for thesis research and scholarly activities expenses or for travel expenses incurred by graduate students who wish to attend a conference to present their research.

Creating a Fund
We would be very happy to talk to you about the needs of our outstanding graduate students and faculty. Some areas of crucial need include:

  • tuition scholarships to increase diversity in the graduate student body, including out-of-state, international, under-represented, and lower socioeconomic students
  • awards to recognize outstanding achievement of our students, including top thesis and dissertation awards, outstanding service to the state and region through internships and practica, etc.
  • awards to recognize the outstanding achievement of our faculty, including mentoring graduate students, developing innovative curriculum, etc.