Buckhannon, WV – Today, West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia MetroNews jointly announced that the 14th annual West Virginia Scholar Program, WVWC’s most comprehensive scholarship opportunity for Mountain State high school juniors who are slated to graduate from high school in 2022 and plan to pursue a college education, is now open for applications. Applications are open online from February 15 through April 30. Students may apply for the WV Scholar Program online at wvscholar.com.
The annual scholarship guarantees the WV Scholar Program winner a full, four year scholarship that includes tuition, fees, room and board at Wesleyan. First and second runner-ups will also receive scholarship awards to WVWC. Finalists and winners will be announced later this year.
“The West Virginia Scholar Program is a hallmark scholarship that creates great impact for a young West Virginian aspiring to start their future at West Virginia Wesleyan,” said John Waltz, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Financial Aid at WVWC. “We are grateful to MetroNews for their partnership and to our generous donors, Drs. Marvin and Elaine Culpepper, who make this scholarship possible.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s SAT/ACT testing requirement has been waived, although it will be accepted as part of the application if a student has already completed the standardized test.
In addition to WVWC and WVMetroNews, the West Virginia Scholar Program is sponsored by Friends of Coal, High Technology Foundation, Lou Wendell Marine Sales, the West Virginia Farm Bureau, West Virginia Hospital Association and ZMM Architects & Engineers.