Davis & Elkins College will host its inaugural Admitted Students Day for a day filled with interactive sessions and a chance to gain more information on Saturday, Nov. 13. The event also will include a special reception for students who have applied for the Citizens Bank of West Virginia Emerging Leaders Scholarship.

“This is going to be an amazing day and opportunity for our prospective students to actively participate in sessions with their future professors,” said Director for Student Recruitment and Success Angie Scott. “We are excited to host this very special day for our admitted students. It will provide the foundation for the experiences they will have as students at Davis & Elkins College.”

The day begins with check in from 8:30 – 9 a.m. in Senate Commons at Myles Center for the Arts. D&E President Chris A. Wood and Executive Vice President Dr. Rosemary Thomas will welcome students and their guests. Students may select two interactive sessions with professors including a crime scene scenario, escape room activity, a geocache hunt and more.

“This will be a fun way for prospective students to meet our professors and learn about different academic programs,” Scott said.

All students who have applied and been accepted by Nov. 11 are eligible to participate. Registration is required and can be made by visiting www.dewv.edu and clicking on the Admitted Students Day graphic.

At 1 p.m., students who have applied for the Citizens Bank of West Virginia Emerging Leaders Scholarship will be treated to a reception in the historic Graceland mansion. Students and their guest will have opportunities to hear from scholarship sponsors, learn how to prepare for the interview and talk with current students who have participated in similar scholarship interviews.

Sponsored by Davis & Elkins College, Citizens Bank of West Virginia and WDTV, the Emerging Leaders Scholarship is open to all 2022 West Virginia high school graduates with a 3.25 or higher GPA, whether attending a public, private or homeschool. Scholarship candidates are required to submit an essay of between 500 and 1,500 words based on the topic, “If you receive this scholarship, how will you pay it forward to the state of West Virginia?” A list of high school and community involvement activities will also be included in the application. Students may apply by Nov. 15 by visiting www.dewv.edu and clicking on the Emerging Leaders banner.

One student will be selected for a scholarship that provides four years of tuition, room and board with an approximate value of $160,000. A committee of scholarship partners will score the applications and top candidates will be invited for an interview in early December.

For additional information on Admitted Students Day or the Citizens Bank of West Virginia Emerging Leaders Scholarship, call the Davis & Elkins College Office of Admissions at 304-637-1230 or email collettec@dewv.edu.