Appalachian Wireless Chief Executive Officer Gerald Robinette said the company, a division of East Kentucky Network, LLC, will continue its scholarship program to assist students with higher education expenses. The program has provided a total of $44,000 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 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 this year, we will continue our scholarship program at the $8,000 level. Eight students will receive a $1,000 scholarship this year.”
Designed to enable Appalachian Wireless customers to ease the burden often associated with costs of higher education for their children, 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 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 a scholarship recipient at the year-end awards ceremony.
Interested students are asked to visit the Appalachian Wireless website at www.appalachianwireless.com, or may contact Crystal Hamilton at 606-477-2355 or 800-438-2355.