Elkins – Andrew Bowen, a senior at Huntington High School, has been awarded a $15,000 per year Citizens Bank of West Virginia Emerging Leaders Scholarship to Davis & Elkins College for a total of $60,000 over four years.

Davis & Elkins, Citizens Bank of West Virginia, and WDTV partnered for a third year to offer the unique scholarship competition. All 2024 West Virginia high school graduates, whether attending a public, private, or homeschool, with a 3.25 or higher GPA were eligible to apply. Impressed with the high caliber of applicants, College officials decided to offer multiple scholarships in addition to the selection of one student who received a full, four-year scholarship.

Applicants were required to submit a list of high school and community activities, along with an essay based on the topic, “If you receive this scholarship, how will you pay it forward to the state of West Virginia?”

Bowen is the son of Lori and Mike Bowen of Huntington. At Huntington High School, Bowen is a member of the Honors Program, National Honor Society, member of the defending state champion Huntington High track team, and captain of the cross-country team, he is a two-time All-Region and All-Conference in Cross Country. Bowen began the Ritter Park Christmas Lights Project in Huntington for his senior project.

At Davis & Elkins College, Bowen plans to study Sports Management.

Davis & Elkins College offers more than 40 academic programs. Multiple scholarship opportunities are available including the College’s annual $5.4 million investment in West Virginia students. For additional information, call 304-637-1230 or visit www.dewv.edu/admissions.