William Houser of St. Marys, West Virginia, has been awarded a $10,000 per year scholarship for a total of $40,000 over four years to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in December. Houser, a student at St. Marys 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.

Houser is the son of Arnold and Gina Houser of St. Marys. At St. Marys High School, he is a member of the wrestling, cross country and track teams, as well as 4-H, LEO Club and Stars Club.

At Davis & Elkins College, Houser plans to major in education.

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 www.dewv.edu/admissions.

William Houser

William Houser