WHAT: West Virginia University will announce the five winners of WVU’s most prestigious scholarship during a special ceremony. The award, which provides full tuition to the University for four years and is valued at approximately $70,000 when paired with the state’s PROMISE Scholarship, recognizes student’s leadership and academic potential.

WHO: Gov. Joe Manchin, WVU President James Clements, WVU Foundation President R. Wayne King, Foundation Scholars and their families

WHEN: 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 18

WHERE: Governor’s Reception Room, state Capitol Complex, Charleston

NOTES: A news release and photos will be available at http://wvutoday.wvu.edu at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 18. Photos from the announcement will also be posted online later in the day.


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

  • Tonia Ahmed, Morgantown, Morgantown High School
  • Taylor Bush, Parkersburg, Parkersburg South High School
  • Paul Garton, Jane Lew, Lewis County High School
  • Robert Gerbo, Morgantown, University High School
  • Alex Gray, Fairmont, East Fairmont High School
  • Noelle Hadley, Winfield, Winfield High School
  • Jonathan Hensel, Morgantown, Morgantown High School
  • Priyanka Jagannath, Charleston, George Washington High School
  • Katherine Jarrell, Dry Creek, Liberty High School
  • Catherine Kelly, Vienna, Parkersburg High School
  • Thomas Kyanko, Wellsburg, Brooke High School
  • Lisa Liang, Morgantown, Morgantown High School
  • Nathan Mickinac, New Manchester, Oak Glen High School
  • Bayan Misaghi, Charleston, George Washington High School
  • Nainika Nanda, Daniels, Woodrow Wilson High School
  • Michael Niemann, Huntington, Cabell Midland High School
  • Arpan Prabhu, Morgantown, Morgantown High School
  • Luke Scime, Morgantown, Morgantown High School
  • Madeline Vandevender, Smoot, Greenbrier East High School
  • Amanda Welsh, Wheeling, Wheeling Park High School



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