Donald S. Kingery Student Scholarship

Background 

Beginning in 1976, scholarship awards were given by the Donald S. Kingery Memorial, Inc., and each scholarship recipient received $500.  In 1986, the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America (PCMIA) assumed sponsorship of this award program.  Scholarship recognition increased to $1,000 in 1986, and up to $2,000 for each recipient beginning in 1987.  The scholarship check and certificate are presented at the annual luncheon of the PCMIA which is normally held in late October. 

The PCMIA Awards Committee annually solicits nominations from ABET accredited mining engineering school department chairs or other important points-of-contact typically in mid-August of each year. 

NOMINATION MATERIALS 

The nomination write-up for this award is limited to the following constraints.  The write-up must be submitted on 8.5 x 11 inch paper size, margins shall all be 1-inch, spacing shall be single or double-spaced, the font used shall be Times New Roman, 12 point, and the total number of pages shall be no more than 1 single-sided page (excluding the cover sheet). The cover sheet shall include only the following:  Name of Nominee, Current Position or Title, Business Address, Home Address, Email Address, Office Telephone Number, Name or Person Submitting Nomination, Address, Email Address, Office Telephone Number, and date the nomination was submitted. 

Any nomination exceeding the overall page limit may not be evaluated by the PCMIA Awards Committee. The nomination materials should also include a high resolution (approximately 1 MB or greater) color electronic photograph of the nominee.  This photograph will be used for publicity purposes. 

Please submit one set of nomination materials. It is not necessary to make additional copies. 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: September 30  

Submit nominations via the regular mail to:  Lisa Krepps, Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America, Post Office Box 224, Hunker, PA  15639 

Or electronically to: Lisa Krepps at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

For questions or more information, please contact Awards Committee Chairperson Michael A. Trevits at 412-386-6556 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

CRITERIA ON WHICH AWARD IS GRANTED 

Nominees must:  (1) be a Junior or higher level undergraduate in Mining Engineering; (2) be in need of funds to continue education; and (3) have a scholastic record and interest in mining sufficient for reasonable assurance that the recipient will graduate as a mining engineer.  Other factors considered are scholastic standing and mining experience. 

Award Process 

The PCMIA Awards Committee solicits nominations for this award from the mining department chairpersons in early September of each calendar year. Nominations for the award may be made through September 30th of any given year.  

Upon review of all active submissions for the award, the PCMIA Awards Committee will recommend a nominee to the PCMIA Board of Directors for approval. Upon approval, the successful nominee (and Department Chairperson) will be notified by late September.  The award is presented at the annual luncheon of the PCMIA which is normally held in late October of each year.It is tradition that the recipient attends the PCMIA luncheon to receive the award. 

Donald S. Kingery Student Scholarship Award
Historical Listing  of the Awardees
Year Name Institution
2013 Walter Price Pennsylvania State University
2012 Thomas Rauch Pennsylvania State University
2011 Clayton Cross University of Kentucky
2010 Drew Mason Pennsylvania State University
2009 Jonathan Pippin Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
2008 Michael Kiser Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
2007 Jason Franklin Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
2006 Morgan M. Sears West Virginia University
2005 Kelly Thompson University of Kentucky
2004 Niccolle LaBranche Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
2003 Thomas Jones Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
2002 Jason E. Reddy University of Missouri-Rolla
2001 Doyle F. Hurst Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
2000 Shelly Shalvis West Virginia University
1999 Nancy Dorset West Virginia University
1998 Michael Long Pennsylvania State University
1997 Richard B. Nunnery University of Kentucky
1996 Tonya Newsome West Virginia University
1995 Eric K. Anderson West Virginia University
1994 Jason S. Hustus West Virginia University
1993 Christian J. Breckenridge West Virginia University
1992 Leslie Winstead University of Kentucky
1991 Tony Hubbard University of Kentucky
1990 Robert G. Higgins West Virginia University
1989 Ronald L. Wyatt West Virginia University
1988 Tim Schultzabarger West Virginia University
1987 Jeffrey Prem Pennsylvania State University
1986 Margaret Manners Pennsylvania State University
1985 Dan Summiarco Pennsylvania State University
1984 Michael Kotch University of Pittsburgh
1983 Steve Williams West Virginia University
1982 Robert E. McCord Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
1981 Walter J. Aldrich Michigan Technology Institute
1980 John Ward Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
1979 John Organiscak Pennsylvania State University
1978 Peter Skoner University of Pittsburgh
1977 No scholarship given  
1976 Mitch Hawey West Virginia University
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