History Scholarship Now Available

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Two scholarships to be awarded for fall 2013

Applications are being accepted now through March 1, 2013 for the Marvin W. Culpepper History Scholarship at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV.

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to two high school seniors who demonstrate high aptitude and plan to enroll at West Virginia Wesleyan during the fall 2013 semester.  The winners must declare a major in history at the institution and demonstrate financial need.  Renewal is contingent upon the student keeping in good academic standing with West Virginia Wesleyan and their continued study in the history department.

The Culpepper History Scholarship was established in 1995 by Marvin Culpepper, a 1951 graduate of the College and former high school history teacher in Kanawha Valley schools.  In addition to establishing scholarships, he frequently donates American History books to the College.

Applications should be sent to John Waltz, director of admission, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 59 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV, 26201 and postmarked before March 1, 2013.  To receive an application for this scholarship or to learn more about other available scholarships, please contact the Office of Admission at 800.722.9933 or visit http://www.wvwc.edu.

Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a small, private liberal arts school of approximately 1,400 students.  Offering 43 majors and 36 minors, along with graduate programs in athletic training, business, education, English writing, and nursing, West Virginia Wesleyan is a residential college and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.  The College is listed in the first tier in the South in the 2013 U.S. News Best Colleges and is the only West Virginia school listed in the U.S. News Great Schools at Great Prices publication.  West Virginia College is also ranked 12th among baccalaureate college in The Washington Monthly.