The team at Appalachian Connection is happy to share the great news! In April, we chose the 2022 Appalachian Connection scholarship recipient. Sarah Jo Campbell is a senior at Hazard High School. Sarah plans to attend Transylvania University this Fall. Her focus will be on science! When she graduates, her plan is to go to medical school and possibly become a cardiovascular surgeon one day. Sarah is passionate about the mountains and wants to contribute her talents and skills to improve health care in Eastern Kentucky!!
Sarah states: “I am truly honored to be the recipient of this prestigious scholarship. Knowing that it comes from fellow Hazard natives (as well as a fellow West Virginian) makes it even more meaningful. I hope to continue their tradition of excellence and one day give back to my community as they have. Because of this Appalachian Connection Scholarship, I will be able to further my education and pursue my dreams. Again, I would like to thank the Appalachian Connection Board for believing in me.”
Appalachian Connection was established in 2015. Its mission is to ease the financial burden of higher education for deserving students in Appalachian schools. Appalachian Connection is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that provides scholarships to four year colleges. The scholarships have a value of $10,000 ($2,500 per year) and are awarded to applicants who demonstrate academic achievement, impact in the community, and a desire to utilize their education to help further our Appalachian region.