Steve and Judy James Scholarship
The Steve and Judy James Scholarship for Education is awarded to one incoming freshman each year who plans to pursue a career in teaching in North Carolina. Recipients are chosen based on academic achievement, leadership, community service, and financial need. The Steve and Judy James Scholarship is $5,000 each year and is renewable for four years. Recipients of the James Scholarship are required to participate in the Appalachian Community of Education Scholars (ACES) Residential Learning Community.
Judy James is an Appalachian alumna; she earned a B.S. in elementary education in 1969. The James Center for Student Success and Advising is named for the James'. Their philanthropic efforts reach across North Carolina, providing scholarships for teacher education and an endowment for the Appalachian Alumni Association.
Meet the James Scholars
Bianca Patterson: Elementary Education
Gabriella Goelz: Mathematics, Secondary Education
Daisy Mullis: Career & Technical Education, Family & Consumer Sciences
Simeon Wallace: Music Education
Allison Powers Causby
Ashley Crowder Hughes
Sara Benfield McCall
History, Social Studies Education
Ashley Brown York
Steve and Judy James
"We believe strongly in the value of education." - Steve and Judy James