Alliance Coal, LLC and Affiliates have established a scholarship program to recognize and reward dependents of long service employees who plan to pursue postsecondary education in a college or vocational school program. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student’s choice.
The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
Applicants must be dependent* children age 26 and under, of full-time Alliance Coal, LLC and Affiliates employees who have a minimum of one (1) year continuous employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
*Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee household or primarily supported by the employee.
Children of deceased or retired employees are also eligible.
Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who are planning to enter a full-time course of study for the first time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
Exception: Undergraduate dependents (currently attending an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational- technical school) whose parents have been employed with Alliance Coal, LLC and Affiliates for more than one year but less than two years by the deadline date are eligible to apply for one of the $1,000 nonrenewable awards.
Awards of $2,000 each will be given to the top three high school seniors or first time post-secondary enrolled candidates. Awards are renewable for up to three additional years. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (as determined by Scholarship America) in a full-time course of study, continued employment of the employee/parent and continuation of the program by Alliance Coal, LLC and Affiliates.
Additional awards of $1,000 each will be given to the next five highest ranked candidates. These $1,000 awards are nonrenewable.
Alliance Coal Teacher Achievement Award
Each Alliance Coal Scholarship recipient receiving a renewable scholarship may recommend one classroom teacher from the elementary, junior high or senior high school he or she attended to receive a $500 Alliance Coal Teacher Achievement Award.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Alliance Coal, LLC and Affiliates play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified in late April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Alliance Coal, LLC and Affiliates. Payments are made in early August. The Alliance Coal employee parent must be employed at the time each payment is disbursed.
As part of your application, you must upload a current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 7, 2022 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.