Culpepper History Scholarship Available

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

The West Virginia Wesleyan College History Department is offering incoming history majors an opportunity to be awarded a prestigious Culpepper History Scholarship. These annually renewable $3,000 competitive scholarships enable students to obtain a degree in history from Wesleyan, the state’s premier private institution of higher learning. Applications for the Culpepper History Scholarship must be submitted to the Wesleyan Office of Admission before March 1.

The Culpepper History Scholarship has been made available to Wesleyan students through a generous gift from Marvin Culpepper ’51, Hon. ‘06. It is awarded based upon academic records, work submitted, faculty evaluation and the student’s potential to become successful in the Wesleyan History Department.

“The Culpepper History Scholarship provides students interested in pursuing a history degree a reward for hard work and diligence in high school, and shows our continued commitment to academic excellence at Wesleyan,” said John Waltz, director of admission for Wesleyan. “History majors at Wesleyan have gone on to many successes, from graduate and law school placements all around the country to employment as historians, teachers, and professors.”

Candidates for the Culpepper History Scholarship must have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average with a minimum verbal or writing SAT score of 600 or a minimum English ACT score of 26. Applications for the Culpepper History Scholarship are available at

In order to apply for scholarship, the student must submit an application for admission to Wesleyan, the Culpepper History Scholarship Application; a letter of recommendation from a high school history instructor; a writing sample, preferably a history research paper; and applicants could be asked to visit Wesleyan’s campus for an interview with a History Department faculty member. The scholarship application may be mailed to West Virginia Wesleyan College, Office of Admission, 59 College Ave., Buckhannon, WV 26201.

Students awarded the Culpepper History Scholarship, including those selected as alternates will be notified after March 1 in accordance with Wesleyan’s financial aid policies. The scholarship is renewable for four years of study at Wesleyan if the student majors in history and maintains a minimum 3.25 grade point average.

For more information about West Virginia Wesleyan College, please contact the Office of Admission at 304-473-8510 or visit