The Scholars Program is our flagship program at Remember The Miners because of our commitment to educating the youth of the coal industry, all while providing them with a more secure jobs future and opportunity for growth within their careers.
(PRWEB) November 08, 2012
Remember The Miners is announcing a call for applications for students interested in becoming part of the Scholars Program. Applications can be found online here, and will be open through December 10th for submissions.
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.
“Education is an important foundation for our future coal miners, and we’re proud to support them as they embark upon securing the future of coal,” began Erik Muendel, Founder at Remember The Miners. “The Scholars Program is our flagship program at Remember The Miners because of our commitment to educating the youth of the coal industry, all while providing them with a more secure jobs future and opportunity for growth within their careers.”
Since its inception, the Remember The Miners Scholars Program has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to almost 20 different students of all ages, backgrounds, and education levels. The Fall 2012 Scholars Program will be the third round of scholarships awarded, with two classes of scholars being named each calendar year.
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.