Citizens Bank of WV Emerging Leaders Scholarship

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Full Scholarship for 4 Years! 


  • Scholarship open to all Graduating Class of 2024 WV High School Seniors (Public, Private or Home School)
  • Cumulative 3.00 GPA
  • Applicants must complete a D&E admissions application.


  • Applications accepted through November 26, 2023.
  • Application includes a section on activities and volunteer work.
  • Applicants will be required to submit an essay of between 500-1,500 words based on the topic: “If you receive this scholarship, how will you pay it forward to the state of West Virginia?” 



  • Scholarship finalists will be chosen by a scholarship selection committee based on essay and activities submission. Top candidates will be interviewed. Scholarship winner will be announced by December 19, 2023. 
  • Scholarship finalists must be admitted to D&E prior to being selected for an interview. 

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D&E Awards Emerging Leaders Scholarship

2021 Emerging Leaders Scholarship Winner – Sidney Megna

Celebrating the announcement of the inaugural winner of the Citizens Bank of West Virginia Emerging Leaders Scholarship to Davis & Elkins College are, from left, WDTV General Manager Tim Fazio, Davis & Elkins College Executive Vice President Dr. Rosemary Thomas, Marion County Board of Education member Donna Costello, Marion County Board of Education President Mary Jo Thomas, Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood, Nick Megna, Emerging Leaders Scholarship winner Sidney Megna, Heather Megna, Marion County Schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hage, Citizens Bank of WV Senior Vice President & Marketing Officer Kathy Leombruno and Mr. Senator.

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