Vote for the Next MVB Bank West Virginia Scholar

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Finalists have been announced for the annual MVB Bank West Virginia Scholar Program.  The winner will receive a full, four-year scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan College to include tuition and fees, along with room and board, starting fall 2015.  Second prize is a four-year $5,000 scholarship and the third prize is a four-year $2,500 scholarship to the College.  The winner must enroll at West Virginia Wesleyan College in fall 2015.

The ten finalists are Cassidy Duffy of South Charleston, Cross Lanes Christian School; John Goellner of Morgantown, Trinity Christian School; Brooke Hinzman of Elkins, Elkins High School; Daniel McNeil of Morgantown, University High School; Devan Perdue of Morgantown, Morgantown High School; Rebekah Perry of Huntington, Spring Valley High School; Kathryn Quillen of Vienna, Parkersburg High School; Erick Trent of Point Pleasant, Wahama High School; Ashley Walker of Clarksburg, Liberty High School; and Mitchell Winkie of Bridgeport, Bridgeport High School.

Past winners include Katheryn Robinson of Renick, who will enter the Fall of 2014; 2013 winner Jackson Carey of Follansbee; 2011 winner Angela Pittinger of Charles Town; 2010 winner Amanda Davis of Salem; 2009 winner Rachel White of Kenna; and Lori Ring of Kearneysville, 2008 winner and 2012 Wesleyan graduate.

Online voting has begun and can be accessed at  The voting will run through June 13.  The 2014 West Virginia Scholar will be introduced at an awards luncheon at West Virginia Wesleyan College on June 18.

The scholarship competition is open to high school juniors throughout West Virginia. The sponsors for this program are MVB Bank, MetroNews, the West Virginia Forestry Association, the West Virginia Hospital Association, Friends of Coal, and West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Scholarship funds for the West Virginia Scholar Award are provided by the Culpepper Wesleyan Scholars Award and by West Virginia Wesleyan College.  The Culpepper Wesleyan Scholars Award was established in 1991 as an endowed scholarship fund by Olive O’Dell Culpepper, class of 1933, and C. Ross Culpepper, class of 1930.