Sydney Cooper of Elkins has been awarded a $5,000 per year scholarship for a total of $20,000 over four years to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in December. Cooper, a student at Elkins High School, was selected from a group of the 55 highest achieving high school seniors who are among hundreds of students accepted to attend D&E this fall.

Cooper is the daughter of Shawn and Maggie Cooper of Elkins. At Elkins High School, she participates in student government as class council vice president and is a member of the National Honor Society.

At Davis & Elkins College, Cooper plans to enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

To be eligible to compete for a Leadership Scholarship, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students were also required to submit a list of outstanding leadership honors or awards they have received and describe three skills that have strengthened them as a leader. Students vying for the scholarships participated in interviews and submitted an essay of no more than 500 words consisting of a personal statement outlining their interests, life experiences, goals and commitment to leadership.

For additional information, call 304-637-1230

Sydney Cooper

Sydney Cooper