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Applications for West Virginia Wesleyan College, MetroNews West Virginia Scholar Program now accepted

BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia MetroNews have launched the 17th annual West Virginia Scholar Program to award a full, four-year scholarship including tuition, room and board and fees at WVWC to one current Mountain State junior. First and second runner-ups will also receive scholarship awards to WVWC.

Applications for West Virginia high school juniors who plan to graduate from high school in 2025 and pursue higher education, are open online through April 28. Students may apply for the WV Scholar Program online at

Finalists will be announced this spring, following the April 28 deadline.

John Waltz, Vice President for Enrolment and Marketing, encourages all current high school juniors to apply.

“The West Virginia Scholar program has proven to be a life-changing experience for winners, finalists, and all applicants,” Waltz said. ” Not only are students getting a start on the College application process, but they are also getting first access to WVWC’s generous scholarships and grants. We now see winners of the program making a difference in West Virginia every day.”

As part of the application process, applicants answer an essay question that explains how the student plans to use their education to improve the state of West Virginia or make an impact here from their education.

In addition to WVWC and WV MetroNews, the West Virginia Scholar Program is sponsored by Greer Industries, Friends of Coal, West Virginia Hospital Association, the West Virginia Farm Bureau and ZMM Architects & Engineers.

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