Coal mining is integral to who we are as West Virginians and we all should support those who understand the vital role the coal industry has in securing America’s energy future.
Morgantown, WV (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
Remember The Miners and the West Virginia Coal Foundation are pleased to announce that $25,000 has been awarded through the Remember the Miners Scholars Program in a partnership providing scholarships to coal miners and their dependents.
Recipients of The Remember The Miners Scholars Program are: Adam Bryant of the University of Kentucky, Charlie Chase III of West Virginia University, Amanda Copley of Bluefied State University, Korri Hall, and Bradley Farley.
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. Applicants submitted essays about the importance of coal and its future in America.
Remember The Miners has been involved in multiple philanthropic endeavors to raise money for The Scholars Program. Partnering with Little General Stores, Remember The Miners raised visibility and scholarship funds through the sale of Remember The Miners Awareness Magnets. Shaped like the helmet of a coal miner, these magnets were sold across West Virginia to display appreciation for coal mining families in addition to supporting The Scholars Program.
“We’re excited to induct these students into The Remember The Miners Scholars Program,” began Chris Hamilton of West Virginia Coal Foundation, “we hope our contributions will help them realize their educational objectives to further advance the mining industry, leading the way for the next generation of coal professionals in America.”
“We’re very pleased to be working with the West Virginia Coal Foundation to award these scholarships. Coal mining is integral to who we are as West Virginians and we all should support those who understand the vital role the coal industry has in securing America’s energy future. The Scholars are young people who care about coal mining, its legacy, and its future,” said Jason Parsons, Director of Remember The Miners.
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.