2013 Scholars Program Winners Announced

Alliance Coal, LLC and its affiliates (participating employers) are pleased to announce the 2013 scholarship winners selected by Scholarship Management Services®.

"Alliance Coal congratulates this year's top-ranked students and is proud to provide this recognition of their achievements in the classroom and the community," remarked Brian L. Cantrell, Sr. Vice President and CFO. "We're pleased to sponsor this scholarship program and to support their continuing education and growth." 

The Alliance Coal Scholars Program each year honors scholastic achievement by the sons and daughters of employees, awarding $1,000 scholarships to its top three graduating high school seniors and $500 scholarships to the next five highest-ranking candidates. The $1,000 scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years.

Since the program’s founding in 1996, $222,000 has been awarded to 137 students, as well as $25,500 to teachers through the Alliance Coal Teacher Achievement Awards.

$1,000 Scholarships

The top three students, each awarded $1,000 renewable scholarships, are:

Brittany M. McGlamery, graduate of Scott County High School in Georgetown, Kentucky, daughter of Julie McGlamery, employed by Alliance Coal, LLC in Lexington, Kentucky. Brittany will study Music at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

Ashley D. Wallace, graduate of Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma, daughter of James Wallace, employed by Alliance Coal, LLC in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ashley will study Dance at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Jeffrey A. Wurth, graduate of Union County High School in Morganfield, Kentucky, son of Gregory Wurth, employed by River View Coal, LLC in Waverly, Kentucky. Jeffrey will major in Business at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. 

$500 Scholarships

The scholars receiving $500 awards are:

Elizabeth A. Black, graduate of Dawson Springs High School in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, daughter of Greg Black, employed by Warrior Coal, LLC in Madisonville, Kentucky. Elizabeth will major in Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

Jeffrey Z. Bradford, graduate of Union County High School in Morganfield, Kentucky, son of Jeffrey Bradford, employed by River View Coal, LLC in Waverly, Kentucky. Jeffrey will study Biology at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Maggie S. Hancock, graduate of Union County High School in Morganfield, Kentucky, daughter of John Hancock, employed by River View Coal, LLC in Waverly, Kentucky. Maggie will study Nursing at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.

Kayla L. Stringfield, graduate of Webster County High School in Dixon, Kentucky, daughter of Eddie Stringfield, employed by Sebree Mining, LLC in Sebree, Kentucky. Kayla will major in Biology at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.

Claire R. Wood, graduate of Ohio County High School in Hartford, Kentucky, daughter of Walter Wood, employed by Webster County Coal, LLC in Clay, Kentucky. Claire will major in Chemical Engineering at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

Teacher Achievement Awards

The Alliance Coal Scholars Program also supports excellence in teaching through its Alliance Coal Teacher Achievement Awards – $500 awards to the elementary, junior-high, or senior-high teachers recommended by the top three scholarship recipients each year.

"We congratulate teachers Tom Brawner of Scott County High School in Georgetown, Kentucky; Cindy Martin of Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma; and Dustin Winslow of Union County High School in Morganfield, Kentucky. With these awards, we join our top-ranked students in recognizing the important ways in which these teachers have influenced their students and contributed to their academic success," said Cantrell.

Scholarship America, the nation's largest private sector scholarship and educational support organization, administers all aspects of Alliance Coal Scholars Program, including the selection process.