The EQT Foundation has again generously sponsored more than 60 scholarships for West Virginia high school seniors. As part of the EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship Program, scholarships of $1000 have been awarded to one student in each West Virginia County, as well as five $1000 scholarships throughout the state.

Charlene Petrelli, vice president and chief human resources officer for EQT, recently awarded each scholarship, along with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, during a ceremony in Charleston. The scholarship program, which is presented in cooperation with The State Journal, has grown each year since EQT became the title sponsor in 2010.

EQT has several offices across West Virginia and is dedicated to enriching communities where its employees live and work. And as an integrated energy company with an emphasis on Appalachian area natural coal production, gathering and transmission, EQT supports West Virginia students by sponsoring the Students of Excellence Scholarship Program.

Area students receiving EQT $1000 scholarships include Hannah Little, a home educated student from Clay County.