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Tug Valley Mining Institute awards annual scholarships.

On May 18 at the Tug Valley Mining Institute (TVMI) dinner meeting, six 2017 scholarships were awarded. The two top $8,000 scholarships were awarded to Megan Cooper, Belfry High, and Aerianna McClanahan, Mingo Central. Four $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Brandon Booth, Belfry High; McKenzie Bentley, Phelps High; Ashton Sparks, Logan High; and Camron Sweat, Logan High.

The guest speaker was Dr. Jerome Gilbert, president of Marshall University. Dr. Gilbert discussed the many opportunities available at Marshall, including several initiatives in the southern West Virginia area with local schools and colleges. JH Fletcher Mining Machinery sponsored the meeting and has been a long-time supporter of the scholarship program.

Over the last 19 years, TVMI has awarded 123 students $288,250 in scholarship money. The TVMI scholarship is open to students from Mingo, Logan, Wayne, Pike, and Martin counties. The applications are available in November of each year.

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Publication:Coal Age (1996)
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Date:Jun 1, 2017
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