ASHLAND, Ky. — Braidy Industries, Inc. announced today that the the Company’s Board of Directors will grant post-secondary scholarships and internships at Braidy to graduating seniors at local high schools.

Braidy has expanded the program to add three more schools to the eight included in the grant program last year. The 11 schools participating across three counties will be East Carter High School, West Carter High School, Carter Christian Academy, Boyd County High School, Fairview High School, Greenup County High School, Holy Family School, Paul G. Blazer High School, Raceland High School, Rose Hill Christian School and Russell High School.

“We continue to invest in the talented and driven youth of Eastern Kentucky,” said Braidy Chief Executive Officer Craig Bouchard. “Developing future leaders of Appalachia is a top priority for Braidy. We also welcome students to our Advanced Integrated Technology program at ACTC, which empowers youth to become the leaders of our local community and beyond.”

“We appreciate so much the investment Braidy Industries puts into area high school seniors through their scholarship program,” said Fairview High School Counselor Tonia Lucas. “Opportunities such as these not only help young people pay for their college education, but they also instill confidence in these students as they transition into higher education. The knowledge that a committee of well-established professionals believe in their potential can make an impact that goes far beyond the scholarship itself.”

This year, the board will grant 11 scholarships of $1,000 each to high school seniors who are continuing to post-secondary studies. Recipients will be chosen based on peer nominations and demonstration of high performance in school, at home and in the community. Additionally, winners will be offered a summer internship at Braidy Industries where interns experience all things Braidy. The interns work alongside Braidy executives in business units including marketing, sales, communications, research and development and operations.

“Recognizing leadership in our youth through the Braidy Industries’ Board of Directors Leadership Scholarship Fund certainly plants the seed of the importance of giving back to one’s community,” said Greenup County High School Counselor Barbie LeMaster. “Receiving a scholarship based on leadership is both an honor and a responsibility for the recipient to pay forward the gift to help future generations.”