* WHAT :* West Virginia University will announce the five winners of WVU s top scholarship during a special ceremony. The students, who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievements and leadership potential, will receive the WVU Foundation Scholarship, valued at over $65,000.

* WHO :* Gov. Joe Manchin, WVU President Mike Garrison, WVU Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer R. Wayne King, Foundation Scholars and their families

* WHEN :* 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 6

* WHERE :* Governors Reception Room, State Capitol, Charleston

* NOTES :* A news release and photos will be available athttp://wvutoday.wvu.eduat 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 6. Photos from the announcement will also be posted online later in the day.

* TV STATIONS :* WVU Television Productions will record video highlights of the press conference for stations that cannot attend. Contact Andrew Lohmann at 304-293-6997 by 3 p.m. Monday, May 5, to request a copy.

* HOMETOWN INFORMATION :*

The scholarship winners will be chosen from the following 20 finalists who were recently offered Neil S. Bucklew Scholarships to attend WVU :

  • Colleen Beatty, Upper Tract, Pendleton County High School
  • Brittney Benchoff, Morgantown, University High School
  • WilliamWillBrezinski, Athens, PikeView High School
  • DanielChantzBrummage, Fairview, Clay-Battelle High School
  • BenjaminBenFouts, Bridgeport, Bridgeport High School
  • KatherineKatieHoracek, Grafton, Grafton High School
  • Garrett Hunter, Wheeling, Wheeling Park High School
  • Mark James, Bruceton Mills, Preston High School
  • Kelli Jarrell, Dry Creek, Liberty-Raleigh High School
  • Chelsea Knotts, Ripley, Ripley High School
  • Laura Lee, Beckley, Woodrow Wilson High School
  • EugeneElliottLewis, Mineral Wells, Parkersburg High School
  • Anna McClung, Westover, University High School
  • Kaitlyn McKitrick, Wheeling, Wheeling Park High School
  • Adly Noore, Morgantown, Morgantown High School
  • Paige Parrack, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant High School
  • Emily Pino, Oak Hill, Oak Hill High School
  • Brittany Ratcliff, Burnsville, Braxton High School
  • Steven Robison, Charles Town, Hedgesville High School
  • Stephanie Welsh, Wheeling, Wheeling Park High School