• Tom and Melinda Cook  + 3 – a true Appalachian family
  • A support system for academic achievement
  • A commitment to recognizing and developing student potential
  • Research opportunities and so much more
  • A Rich Learning Experience
  • Discovering endless possibilities
  • A record of excellence
  • A Scholarship Opens Doors
  • Scholarship making a dream a reality
  • Bobby Martin ’92 – from “lousy student” to magna cum laude to entrepreneur – shares thoughts on success

The Parents Fund

You are a valuable member of the Appalachian Family!

We are truly honored that you have entrusted Appalachian with the responsibility of preparing your student for the future.

Appalachian attracts the brightest and best high school graduates and is nationally recognized as a "Best Value" university that combines the finest characteristics of a liberal arts education with outstanding research opportunities.

For 21 years, the Appalachian Parents Association has worked with the university to enrich the experiences of our students. Support to the Parents Fund enhances student services and activities, and helps fund areas of critical need, including academic programs and scholarship supplements.

Your involvement matters

This year, as higher education faces drastically reduced public funding and operating costs are rising, we ask that you join us. A gift of any size to the Parents Fund helps to ensure an extraordinary education for your student and funds exceptional growth opportunities inside and outside the classroom—we call that the Appalachian Experience. We look forward to sharing the Appalachian Experience with you and your student.

For information on the Parents Association, to join the Parents Association Mailing List, and for details on Family Weekend, visit http://parents.appstate.edu.