Appalachian Wireless Chief Executive Officer Gerald Robinette announced Appalachian Wireless will continue its scholarship program that has provided a total of $52,000 so far to graduating seniors.
“Eight students will receive a $1,000 scholarship this year,” Robinette stated.
Available to Appalachian Wireless customers, the scholarship money received by the student can be used for tuition, books, housing, or meal charges. High school guidance counselors will be receiving the application packets over the next few days. A downloadable application also can be found at the Appalachian Wireless website at www.appalachianwireless.com.
Only students who are customers or whose parent or guardian is a customer of Appalachian Wireless will be eligible and the scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, academic performance, school, and community involvement, personal essays and letters of recommendation. An independent panel will review the application materials. The guidance counselor will be notified of a student’s award and students will receive notifi cation of being scholarship recipient at their yearend awards ceremony.
Interested students are asked to visit the Appalachian Wireless website at www.appalachianwireless.com, or may contact Crystal Hamilton at 606- 339-1126 or 800-438-2355 ext. 126 if any further information is needed or to answer any questions regarding this program.