Local grad receives prestigious scholarship


Cielo Murillo-Gomez


From Contributed Reports

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School graduate Cielo Murillo-Gomez of Bailey is one of 10 students who have been awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship, which covers full institutional costs for four years of study.

The Chancellor’s Scholarship is Appalachian’s oldest and most academically competitive merit-based scholarship.

“These incoming Chancellor’s Scholars truly represent individuals eager to engage in and embrace the life-changing Appalachian experience,” Chancellor Sheri Everts said. “Their ambitious academic goals and demonstrated dedication to community service and leadership have earned them this honor. Appalachian will provide them an environment where they can thrive and become engaged global citizens.”

Murillo-Gomez, who intends to double major in psychology and commercial photography, served as president of her school’s Student Government Association and secretary of the school’s National Honor Society chapter in addition to being an active member of several other clubs and organizations. She is also a frequent volunteer at her local community college’s radio station and library.

Being passionate about the arts, Murillo-Gomez also plans to minor in theatre at Appalachian. She hopes to become a clinical psychologist and start a photography business.