A College Providing Leadership for Appalachia
Our founder, Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd, lived and served forty-five years after she came to Kentucky, intent upon producing well-educated, purpose-driven leaders for Appalachia. We continue her mission today, knowing that the need for mountain leaders is still great, as much now as ever.
This small, private college in the hills of eastern Kentucky accepts no direct federal, state, or local funding, but provides each of its qualified Appalachian students with as generous a financial aid package as students are likely to find anywhere — no out-of-pocket costs for tuition. In exchange, our students dedicate themselves to lives of service, working a minimum of 10 hours per week in our Student Work Program, which also helps to cover education costs.
Over half of our graduates are the first in their families to receive a four-year degree. Many of them go on to graduate or professional school, receiving continued financial assistance from the College as they pursue advanced degrees. Our programs have provided teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, and so much more for this region — leaders who can bring about positive, lasting change.
This extraordinary opportunity is made possible by the generosity of our “friends,” those people who financially support our unique mission. We invite you to explore these pages and discover why we deserve your support: there is simply no other place like this.
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Read Whitney Shell’s account of her career at Alice Lloyd College. Crediting the Student Work Program, ALC’s Teacher Education Program, and donations from our supporters, as well as her own resolve and determination, Whitney shares her journey to becoming a leader in the classroom tasked with shaping Appalachia’s future.read more
Alice Lloyd College senior, Tawny Aguayo, shares her story of finding her place and purpose in life in Pippa Passes. Read all about her journey and how she is becoming one of Appalachia’s leaders today.read more
At 92, Kenneth Whitfield is as clever and spry as ever. He can remember first reading about Alice Lloyd College in the Sunday edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal and saw Ms. Lloyd’s appearance on “This is Your Life” with Ralph Edwards. After hearing the message of the school, Kenneth asserts that anread more
Jasmine Ly has travelled from the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to the calm mountains of Pippa Passes, Kentucky to further her education. Currently a junior Dual-Degree Nursing major at Alice Lloyd College, Jasmine has learned and experienced things in America that has laid the foundation for her future.read more