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CenturyLink announces local scholarship recipient

WAKE FOREST, N.C. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently awarded Addie Van Salisbury, daughter of CenturyLink Area Plant Supervisor for Beaufort County, Claudia Van Salisbury, a 2013 CenturyLink Employees’ Children Scholarship. The scholarship, open to any high school senior who will be attending an accredited college or university and with at least one parent employed by CenturyLink, is worth $1,000 per year and is renewable for up to four years if the student continues to meet certain criteria.

CenturyLink received approximately 500 applications from across the U.S. Of those applications, 80 scholarships were awarded.

“For the last 20 years, we have awarded these educational scholarships to the deserving sons and daughters of CenturyLink employees,” said Rondi Furgason, CenturyLink’s vice president and general manager for eastern North Carolina. “Each of the winners was selected for exemplary academic accomplishments, along with outstanding involvement in community programs and activities.”

Van Salisbury will attend the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the fall where she will pursue a degree in History.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit