ELKINS – Reagan Sharp of Morgantown, West Virginia, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day on the College campus. Sharp, a student at Trinity Christian School, was selected from a group of 84 highest achieving high school seniors accepted to attend D&E this fall.
Sharp is the daughter of Dave and Lisa Sharp of Morgantown. At Trinity Christian School, she is a three-year letterman in varsity basketball and track, and a two-year letterman in varsity volleyball and varsity cross country. She also is the senior class secretary, a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and plays guitar for the Trinity Christian School Praise Team. At D&E, Sharp plans to major in exercise science.
Students vying for the scholarships submitted essays and participated in interviews with a panel made up of a Davis & Elkins alumnus or alumna, a current student and a faculty member.
To be eligible to compete, 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. The essay of no more than 500 words consisted of a personal statement outlining the students’ interests, life experiences, goals and commitment to leadership.
The invitation only spring Senator Leadership and Scholarship Day is scheduled for March 23. To be considered for the spring event, students must apply for admission to the College and submit necessary documents for the admission review. Upon meeting admission requirements and eligibility for Leadership and Scholarship Day, an invitation will be sent. Please contact the Office of Admission at 304-637-1230 for more details.
Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.