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Arch Resources Rewards Eight High School Graduates with Annual Scholarships

June 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS, June 24, 2021 – Arch Resources announced today the names of eight graduating high school seniors who are the 2021 Arch Scholars Program recipients. Each student will receive a $2,000 annual scholarship for up to four years to attend an accredited college or university of their choice.

The Arch Scholars Program is open to dependent children of eligible employees of Arch Resources and its subsidiaries. Recipients are selected based on academic record, leadership, and participation in school and community activities. A statement of education and career goals, a work history and an outside appraisal also are included in the application.

“Each year, we look forward to recognizing the outstanding achievements of our employees’ children through the Arch Scholars Program,” said Paul A. Lang, Arch’s chief executive officer. “The 2021 class of recipients follows a long line of honorees who have achieved the highest standards of academic performance, outstanding citizenship and community engagement. We are pleased that we can reward the efforts of these outstanding students with funds to help them continue their educations and reach their goals. We congratulate them on their hard work and wish them great success in the future.”

The 2021 Arch Scholars are:

Student’s Name

Parents’ Names

Student’s Hometown

Ana Alfaro

Jose Alfaro and Kathy Anne Frye

Durham, NC

Selah Allen

Rodney and Rhea Allen

Stonington, IL

Madison Barr

Ronald and Heather Barr

Beckley, WV

Kale Corley

Cindy and Joe Corley

Newcastle, WY

Allison Godwin

Benjamin and Joanna Godwin

Paonia, CO

Katlyn Louderback

Chad and Amber Shuck

Upton, WY

Hunter Melvin

Kermitt and Nina Melvin

Philippi, WV

Hannah Patterson

Brian and Christine Patterson

Saint Louis, MO


Scholarship America is the country’s largest private sector scholarship and educational support organization. It administers all aspects of the Arch Scholars Program, including the independent selection process.

The Arch Scholars Program has provided four-year scholarships to approximately 340 high school graduates since it began in 1989.

Arch Resources is a premier producer of high-quality metallurgical products for the global steel industry. The company operates large, modern and highly efficient mines that consistently set the industry standard for both mine safety and environmental stewardship. For more information, visit