Appalachian Wireless, a division of East Kentucky Network, LLC will increase its scholarship program to assist students with higher education expenses.
“This Scholarship Program is just another way that we at Appalachian Wireless are investing in the future of our region,” stated General Manager/ CEO Robinette. “We are committed to serving our customers and supporting the communities in our service area. By assisting students with attaining their goal of higher education, we touch lives at a personal level, and I am pleased to announce that this year, we will continue our scholarship program at the $8,000 level. Eight students will receive a $1,000 scholarship this year.”
The scholarship money 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. An application also can be found at the Appalachian Wireless website at www.appalachian wireless.com.
Only students who are customers or whose parent or guardian is a customer of Appalachian Wireless are eligible and the scholarship 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 notification of being scholarship recipient at their year-end awards ceremony.
Interested students may visit the Appalachian Wireless website at www.appalachianwireless.com or contact Crystal Hamilton at (606) 477-2355 or (800) 438-2355.