This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who has met the following minimum qualifications: Full- or part-time student (minimum of 6 credit hours), preference given to U.S. citizens/permanent residents from the Appalachian Region, have at least a 2.0 GPA as an entering freshman and a 2.5 GPA to be considered for the award during the second semester and to be considered for a second year award. Applicant must state and/or demonstrate financial need in essay on scholarship application. In addition, financial need will be verified by Foundation Management through the Student Financial Aid Office. Continuation of scholarship into second year is possible upon reapplication and proof of having met criteria.