The Michael Armstrong Memorial Scholarship

This campaign ended on August 19, 2019, but you can still make a gift to University of North Carolina at Asheville by clicking here!

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.



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1% Students

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1% Parents

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4% Faculty/Staff

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57% Friends

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Donor list

Leigh Tulloss
Carol S Davis
Stephen Dembowski
Bill Koconis
The Terry Family
Jennifer Ryan
Mary Ann Wolf
Ginger Villanti & Tom Villanti
Joshua Tan
Nicole Reardon
Mom and Dad
Erin R Moss & Richard Moss
Catie & George Burnette
Cam Lopes
Kristy Lysik
Alllison Tomberlin
Terry Summers Flint & Sam Flint
Kathy Jones & Steve Jones
Ricky Vincent Franklin
Laura Taylor
Katie Rochefort
Thomas Keith Thomson
Michelle Weisenberg
Jaye B. Taylor
Laura Byrd
Kathy J Smith
Tracy V. Wilson
Renee Rallos
Sean Lupton & Emily Head Lupton
Cainnon Davenport
Kate Johnson
James C Carter
Shannon Walters

Former Faculty of Michael Armstrong matched $3,000
Ryan and Terese Southern gave $500