The Michael Armstrong Memorial Scholarship

This campaign ends on May 13 at 11:59PM EDT

Thanks to the generosity of all who contributed to the Michael Armstrong Memorial Scholarship and helped us exceed our first goal of $30,000. Thank you!

To expand the impact of Michael's scholarship, our new goal is $80,000. Once the new goal is reached, we will have raised enough money for the endowed scholarship fund to produce four scholarships each academic year with one recipient in each academic class! What an outstanding goal and way to honor our beloved friend, mentor, and teacher Michael Armstrong '01.

Please help us reach this new goal and continue Michael's legacy of supporting students.

Michael Armstrong (drama and education, '01) was a man of great energy, positivity, and passion.

He came to UNC Asheville as a first-generation college student with a hunger to learn and lead. It was on UNC Asheville's campus that Michael discovered his greater purpose – to serve as a public educator. He went on to devote nearly 20 years to empowering students to envision the difference an education would make in their lives.

With heavy hearts, we said goodbye to Michael on May 4, 2019. But his spirit and legacy live on with his beloved wife, Tiffany (environmental studies, '99), ten-year-old son, Fisher, and all of us whose lives he impacted. 

To celebrate the significant impact Michael made on so many lives, his friends and family have established The Michael Armstrong Memorial Scholarship at UNC Asheville. The scholarship will be awarded to first-generation students, who share Michael's eagerness to learn and make a difference.

Give today to help us endow this scholarship in Michael's honor, so it can support students in perpetuity and continue Michael's legacy. 

Join your fellow alumni and friends to pay it forward to the next generation of UNC Asheville students on behalf of this great man.



Donor affiliations

27% Alumni

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1% Students

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2% Parents

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4% Faculty/Staff

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59% Friends

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Donor list

Ariel James
Janice Pledger Tomlinson
Ginger & Tom Villanti
Rachel Strivelli
Abbey Gill
Meredith Page Switzer
Jessica Armstrong Phelps
Kelly Hunter
Dee Glasl
Tiffany Armstrong
Barbara Mangum-Watkins
Tuesda Roberts
Karl Kaufmann
Chris and Karen Pahl
Cheryl Helms
Thomas J. Williams
Emily Roland
Jen Alonso
Piper Su
Himanshu Karvir
Jackie and Ken
Mom & Dad Dixie and Terry Armstrong
Lori Ransom & Chris Ransom
Nan Hollie
Mark and Jessica Harrison & Mark and Jessica Harrison
Kelly Hunter
Erin R. Moss & Richard Moss
Alicia Parsons
Robin and Grant Boettcher
Cainnon & Brahm Davenport
Donna Grogan
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Former Faculty of Michael Armstrong matched $3,000
Ryan and Terese Southern gave $500