Appalachian Outreach collaborates with college and community partners to provide programs and services that help eliminate educational and social barriers, champion the benefits of post-secondary education and life-skills training, and promote Appalachian cultural awareness at Sinclair and in the community.
Institutional and Foundational scholarships are available through Appalachian Outreach and are based on need. Scholarship applications are reviewed and awarded by the Appalachian Outreach Coordinator and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
The Appalachian Community Advisory Board is comprised of local Appalachian community and education leaders, and members of Sinclair faculty and staff. The board meets quarterly to share information and ideas and provide support for community and educational initiatives.
The Appalachian Unsung Hero Award recognizes those who have performed good deeds and built pride and self esteem, but have gone unnoticed or unrewarded for their exceptional efforts in the Appalachian community. Nominees for this award must meet the federal definition of Appalachian, or must have demonstrated outstanding service within the Appalachian community. For information regarding Unsung Hero 2016 please contact Rana Peake.