West Virginia Universitys Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Ann C. Wilson and Andrew Bartlett have been awarded the Janet Walker Gilmore Memorial Scholarship for 2004-2005. Both students are 2004 graduates of Bridgeport High School and will be attending WVU in the fall.
Wilson has achieved such honors as salutatorian of the Class of 2004, Academic Letter and Academic Lamps, and was on the Honor Roll for the past four years. She is planning to pursue a dual degree in international studies and political science.
Bartlett was a member of the National Honor Society, Who’s Who Among American High School Students and the French Honorary Society. He will be pursuing a degree in chemistry.
In 1995, Dr. William N. Walker, Jr. along with his wife, Jo Ann M. Walker, established the Janet Walker Gilmore Scholarship in memory of Dr. Walker’s daughter.
The scholarship is available to graduates of Bridgeport High School who are enrolled at West Virginia University as freshman in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. Recipients are selected based on financial need and high academic promise.
It was Dr. Walker’s intent when he began the scholarship that it would honor all of his children who were raised in Bridgeport. The Walker children include Dorothy Walker Cooper, Janet Walker Gilmore (1977, WVU Eberly College, B.A.), Elizabeth Walker Sickles, Patricia Walker Williams (1971, WVU Eberly College, B.A. in biology), Stephen M. Walker (1995, WVU Eberly College, B.A. in political science), Thomas N. Walker (1986, WVU Eberly College, B.A. in psychology), and William R. Walker.
Dr. Walker received a pre-med degree from the Eberly College in 1944.