Appalachian Wireless, a division of East Kentucky Network, LLC, is increasing its scholarship program.
Gerald Robinette, Appalachian Wireless general manager and chief executive officer, said the company will continue its scholarship program that has provided $36,000 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 that 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 the application packets over the next few days. A downloadable application also can be found at the Appalachian Wireless website at www. appalachianwireless.com or by contacting Crystal Hamilton at 606/477-2355 or 800/438-2355
Only students who are customers or whose parent or guardian is a customer of Appalachian Wireless will be eligible and the scholarship will be given based on financial need, academic performance, school, and community involvement, personal essays and letters of recommendation.