The coal mining industry has long been the bedrock of America’s economy, and it’s important to educate our future. We’re thrilled to have this opportunity.
(PRWEB) January 03, 2012
Remember The Miners is excited to announce the opening of its second round of Scholars Program applications.
The Remember The Miners Scholars Program was created in 2011 to provide financial aid to miners, dependents of miners, and students pursuing higher education in the mining industry. Remember The Miners and the West Virginia Coal Foundation created the Scholars Program to support families of the West Virginia mining community. Awardees of the scholarship are miners, dependents of miners, or students pursuing higher education in the mining industry.
“We’re excited to be opening up our second round of applications for our flagship Scholars Program,” said Jason Parsons, Director of Remember The Miners, “The coal mining industry has long been the bedrock of America’s economy, and it’s important to educate our future. We’re thrilled to have this opportunity.”
Scholarships are awarded twice annually during spring and fall semesters. In its first year, the Scholars Program awarded $25,000 to five scholars. The Fall 2011 Scholars Program class was called the Little General class, named after the program’s sponsor. The Spring 2012 scholars will be part of the Pritchard Mining class.
Application materials submitted online through the forum are due on March 1st. Applicants may also submit via air mail to Remember The Miners, Suncrest Corporate Center, PO Box 330, Morgantown, WV 26505, and must be postmarked by March 1st.
Applicants must be miners or relatives of miners and must include an essay addressing the future of mining in America.
For more information, visit http://remembertheminers.org/scholars_program/.
About Remember The Miners
Remember the Miners is a public awareness campaign dedicated to honoring the legacy of all miners and the mining industry, bringing the human element to the forefront of the energy debate, and remembering the miners who have fallen. Remember The Miners also raises awareness about the sacrifices that miners and their families make for our country. http://www.remembertheminers.org.