A $2.55 million gift, the largest in Fairmont State University history, will support scholarships for FSU students through the Elva V. Schoolnic Trust, according to Gary K. Bennett, Trustee.
For the seventh consecutive year, three West Virginia high school seniors have been named as recipients of Fairmont State University’s premier academic scholarship, the Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship.
The following students have been selected as 2015 scholarship winners:
Top high school seniors in North Central West Virginia and around the state have the opportunity to compete for Fairmont State University’s premier academic scholarship, the Dr. Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship. In addition, all of the state’s PROMISE Scholars are eligible for the PROMISE Beyond Scholarship.
The gift of a Fairmont State University alumna and former employee illustrates the significant impact possible through planned giving.
A bequest from the Mary K. Kaiser and John P. Kaiser Family Trust will provide more than $330,000 to the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., that will be used for FSU student scholarships.
Apply for any scholarship for which you think you may be eligible, advises Cynthia Hudok, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships for Fairmont State University.
“Don’t limit yourself,” she said. “You just apply and go for it and put your name out there.”
Hudok said there are two keys to a successful scholarship application: apply early and make sure all of your information is filled out correctly.
“So many times we receive an application that is not complete and then we can’t award the students, and that is a situation we would like to avoid,” she said.
Top high school seniors in North Central West Virginia and around the state have the opportunity to compete for Fairmont State University’s premier academic scholarship, the Dr. Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship.
West Virginia students who qualify as PROMISE Scholars can take advantage of a new scholarship program called PROMISE Beyond that aims to cover the full cost of tuition at Fairmont State University.
The scholarships awarded through this program would be a four-year commitment by the University, and students receiving these scholarships would be required to maintain a minimum GPA once enrolled at FSU.
The Robert L. Heffner Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Graphics Arts was created in June 2012 by his family and friends as a way to honor his lifetime of dedication to Fairmont State University, Pierpont Community & Technical College and the community.
As part of a network of women supporting the campus and community, the Women of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College gathered for “A Spring Celebration” on March 20.