The Berea College Appalachian Fund supports organizations working to improve the health, education and general welfare of people living in the Appalachian Mountains and surrounding areas.  For nearly 50 years, the Frontier Nursing Service and Frontier Nursing University have benefited from support from the Berea College Appalachian fund.  This support has included more than $100,000 in scholarships for students living in and planning to work as nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners in Appalachian counties of Kentucky. These graduates continue to greatly improve the lives in the communities they serve.