Alice Lloyd College and its promise to provide a low cost, quality education to Appalachian students in our 108-county service area has once again received national recognition. A recent article from The Daily Caller places Alice Lloyd College on a list of the “18 Best College Values in America.” Prestigious and well-known universities such as Stanford University and Princeton University also made the list.
When Alice Lloyd settled on Caney Creek in 1917 her goal was clear: she wanted to educate the Appalachian children and do so at little to no cost to them. Alice Lloyd believed that the children of Appalachia were some of the “brightest and best,” and felt they deserved a quality education. To make that goal a reality, Alice Lloyd established a grade school, high school, and with the help of June Buchanan, the Caney Junior College, later named Alice Lloyd College.
Today, the College continues to carry on the mission originally established by Alice Lloyd. Alice Lloyd College requires all full-time students to complete ten hours of work study per week through the College’s Student Work Program. With the help of charitable donations and the work provided through the work program, Alice Lloyd College is able to offer a no out of-pocket-cost tuition to qualified students who live in a 108-county service area in central Appalachia. Our tuition guarantee, named the Appalachian Leaders College Scholarship, attracts high quality students from the central Appalachian region. With this guarantee, students are able to graduate from the College with little to no debt. Due to the availability of jobs in our region rapidly decreasing, Appalachia needs help from highly educated and qualified students and as Mrs. Lloyd stated “the leaders are here.”