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Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration offers Coal Mining Disaster Tribute Scholarship

Faculty in the Department of Social Services and Public Administration at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology will award a 2010-2011 Richard C. Flint Scholarship to the son, daughter, or grandchild of a coal miner who was killed in Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine.

Dr. John David, department chair, states, “The student will need to enter WVU Tech this fall and major in Industrial Relations/Human Resources, Public Services Administration, Health Services Administration, or Criminal Justice. The scholarship will be worth between $2,500 and $4,000 and may be in addition to any other financial aid.”

The Flint Scholars Program was established in memory of Richard C. Flint who was a faculty member with the Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration from 1982 – 1992. A trust fund with the Great Kanawha Valley Foundation was established in Richard’s memory by the Morton family. Faculty members within the department serve as the Flint Scholarship selection committee.

To obtain a scholarship application please contact the Department of Social Sciences at (304) 442-3157 or email Ruth Lanham at Review of applications will begin immediately.