Application Deadline for AK Steel’s African-American Scholarships is December 31st

Middletown, OH, November 25, 2003—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) reminds potential applicants that December 31, 2003 is the deadline to apply for its 2004 African-American Business and Engineering college scholarships.  The scholarship program recognizes outstanding African-American college students who have graduated from AK Steel’s corporate headquarters-area high schools.

The AK Steel program will award scholarships valued at $4,000 annually to students entering their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies at accredited U.S. colleges and universities.  Applicants must be majoring in a business or engineering program and must also be graduates of a Butler County, Ohio or Warren County, Ohio high school.

Scholarship applications are available from the Middletown Community Foundation, 36 Donham Plaza, Middletown, Ohio 45042 (telephone: 513-424-7369), at college financial aid offices, and on the company’s web site at where it can be downloaded.  Completed applications must be received at the Middletown Community Foundation on or before December 31, 2003.  The Middletown Community Foundation administers the scholarship program and will determine eligibility, process all applications and identify scholarship winners. 

The scholarship program was developed with the assistance of the Middletown branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  Scholarship winners will be honored at the Middletown NAACP’s annual banquet on February 27, 2004. 

Headquartered in Middletown, AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products for automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets, as well as tubular steel products.