Whitesburg KY

Scholarship being offered

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

General Manager/Chief Executive Officer Gerald Robinette announced Appalachian Wireless will continue its scholarship program that had provided $16,000 in the past three years to graduating seniors.

“This scholarship program is just another way that we at Appalachian Wireless are investing in the future of our region,” stated 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 be again be presenting eight scholarships. Eight students will receive a $1,000 scholarship this year,” Robinette stated.

The scholarship money can be used for tuition, books, housing, or meal charges. High school guidance counselors will be receiving the application packets, and an 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 recipient at their year-end awards ceremony.

For more information, visit www.appalachianwireless.com or contact Crystal Hamilton at (606) 477-2355 or (800) 438- 2355.

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