ELKINS – Alexis Nelson, a student at Harman High School, received a Citizens Bank of West Virginia Emerging Leaders Scholarship of $2,500 annually to Davis & Elkins College for a total of $10,000 over four years.
Davis & Elkins, Citizens Bank of West Virginia, and WDTV have teamed up to present the unique scholarship competition. All graduates of West Virginia’s 2022 high school, whether attending public, private, or home school, with a 3.25 GPA or higher, were eligible to apply. Impressed by the high level of applicants, the college officials decided to offer multiple scholarships in addition to selecting one student who was awarded a full four-year scholarship.
Applicants are required to submit a list of high school and community activities, along with an essay based on the topic, “If you receive this scholarship, how will you pay it to West Virginia?”
Nelson is the daughter of Linda and Mark Teeter of Drifford. At Harman High School, Nelson is a cheerleader and a member of the Panthers girls’ basketball team. At her school, she volunteered for the Athletics Excellence Platform and various student event committees. Over the summer, I volunteered with the Vacation Bible School.
At Davis and Elkins College, Nelson plans to major in nursing to pursue her childhood dream of working in the medical profession. She also plans to build her career in West Virginia.
“There is no job as noble as a nurse in this day and age,” Nelson wrote in her article. “With this pandemic, nurses are no longer just saving lives, they are putting their lives at risk by doing so.”
Davis & Elkins College offers more than 45 academic programs. Multiple scholarship opportunities are available including the college’s annual investment of $5.4 million in West Virginia students. For additional information, call 304-637-1230.