We realized the chaos of finals and the holidays may have kept some students from applying before our earlier deadline, and we wanted to make sure every student had an opportunity to join this prestigious program.
(PRWEB) December 14, 2012
Remember The Miners is excited to announce the extension of its deadline to apply for the Fall 2012 Scholars Program. The final deadline is now December 21st.
Applications can be found here.
“We realized the chaos of finals and the holidays may have kept some students from applying before our earlier deadline, and we wanted to make sure every student had an opportunity to join this prestigious program,” explained Jason Parsons, President of Remember The Miners. “We’re committed to providing opportunities to students who want to further their education, and did not want to contribute to their stress during this busy time by adding another early December deadline.”
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.
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.