Whitesburg KY

Appalachian Wireless will offer scholarships depending on need

Appalachian Wireless, a division of East Kentucky Network, LLC, will continue its scholarship program to assist students with higher education expenses.

CEO/General Manager W. Allen Gillum said Appalachian Wireless the program has provided $60,000 so far to graduating seniors.

“This scholarship program is just another way that we at Appalachian Wireless are investing in the future of our region,” stated Gillum. “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 this year, we will continue our scholarship program at the $8,000 level. Eight students will receive a $1,000 scholarship this year.”

Scholarship money can be used for tuition, books, housing, or meal charges. High school guidance counselors will receive application packets. 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 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 recipients at their year-end awards ceremony.

Interested students are asked to visit the Appalachian Wireless website at www.appalachianwireless.com or to contact Crystal Hamilton at 606-339-1126 or 800-438-2355 ext. 126 for more information.

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