November 25, 2020

West Awards Scholarship To Local Student

(Franklin) — West Corporation recently announced the recipients of its West Education Foundation scholarship program. The students will be awarded scholarships ranging between $1,000 to $3,000 which will be disbursed through Scholarship America, a non-profit student aid and support organization.

Among the recipients was local Heard County High School student Shawn Foster, who plans to study international relations at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

Students were evaluated based on academic achievement, leadership abilities, and academic and community involvement. Factors such as academic honors, work experience, and personal goal statements were also considered.

West and its subsidiary and affiliate companies are awarding 27 new scholarships totaling $50,000 this year to the children of employees throughout the United States for programs at accredited colleges or vocational institutions.

“We take pride in developing our employees into strong leaders,” said Connie Trogdon, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Compensation and Benefits at West. “We are equally proud to support the family members of our employees who are working to improve themselves and their communities through higher education.”

About West Corporation

West Corporation is a leading provider of technology-enabled communication services.  West offers a broad range of communication and network infrastructure solutions that help manage or support essential communications.  West’s services include conferencing and collaboration, public safety services, IP communications, interactive services such as automated notifications, large-scale agent services and telecom services.

For over 25 years, West has provided reliable, high-quality, voice and data services.  West serves clients in a variety of industries including telecommunications, retail, financial services, public safety, technology and healthcare.  West has a global organization with sales and operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America.  For more information, please call 800-841-9000 or visit

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