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.
(PRWEB) February 22, 2012
Remember The Miners is excited to announce a final call for the first round of the 2012 Scholars Program.
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.
This round’s class is named after Pritchard Mining, the sponsoring company of the Spring 2012 Remember The Miners Scholars Program. Applications are due March 1st and can be submitted online here or through traditional mail. Application materials should be submitted to Remember The Miners, PO Box 330, Morgantown, WV 26507. Applicants must be miners or relatives of miners and must include an essay addressing the future of mining in America.
“We’re making a final push to encourage our young miners and students interested in the mining industry to apply for this wonderful opportunity,” began Jason Parsons, Director of Remember The Miners. “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.”
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.