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Wesleyan Hosts Annual American Scholar Event
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on January 22, 2013 @ 9:38AM
Created on January 21, 2013 @ 6:37PM
For the past seven years West Virginia Wesleyan College has given away three scholarships to students in the local area, from 11 counties in our part of the state.
There were 12 finalists at the award luncheon Monday all awaiting anxiously, but only three received some form of a scholarship to Wesleyan.

Third place got $2,500, second was $5,000, and first place received a full ride. This scholarship program all started when the head of a local radio station thought would be a good idea. He looked into it and Wesleyan was the only school that followed through. The radio station employees decided all of the finalists needed something to take home,so they gave all of the 12 finalists a kindle fire. When deciding a winner, there are many different factors. Some of those include academic achievements, involvement, and financial status. Professors told me they love to be able to give back to their community.
"We're really excited about the quality of kids that come. The fact that it's a difference maker and most importantly to make sure that it supplies financial access to a number of students in this competition," said Bob Skinner, Vice President of Advancement at Wesleyan.

The winner was a senior at liberty high school, Samara Kendrick. She was ecstatic to say the least about winning this full ride scholarship.

She said Wesleyan has been her dream college for her whole life. So once she found out about the opportunity, two years ago, she started working on everything she needed to from essays to videos to everything in between. And she already decided what career path she wants to take, nursing.
"Emotional. I feel very excited that I get the opportunity to go here and to further my education at a great school. So it's going to be a real blessing to me and my family. Relieved, that I never have to worry about how I'm going to pay for anything here. So that's going to be really great, said Kendrick.

The faculty at Wesleyan said they're proud of everyone who was apart of this years program, and they can't wait to see who they round up next year.

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