Brooke Jacobs, a senior at Frankfort High School, has been awarded a $15,000 per year Citizens Bank of West Virginia Emerging Leaders Scholarship to Davis & Elkins College for a total of $60,000 over four years.

Davis & Elkins, Citizens Bank of West Virginia and WDTV partnered for a second year to offer the unique scholarship competition. All 2023 West Virginia high school graduates, whether attending a public, private or homeschool, with a 3.25 or higher GPA were eligible to apply. Impressed with the high caliber of applicants, College officials decided to offer multiple scholarships in addition to the selection of one student who received a full, four-year scholarship.

Applicants were required to submit a list of high school and community activities, along with an essay based on the topic, “If you receive this scholarship, how will you pay it forward to the state of West Virginia?”

Jacobs is the daughter of Shay Jacobs and Travis Jacobs of Fort Ashby. At Frankfort High School, Jacobs is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and National Technical Honor Society. On the athletic field, she is a member of track team and serves as captain of the cross country team. An entrepreneur, Jacobs is the owner of a small vinyl business.

At Davis & Elkins College, Jacobs plans to double major in chemistry and product design.

Davis & Elkins College offers more than 45 academic programs. Multiple scholarship opportunities are available including the College’s annual $5.4 million investment in West Virginia students. For additional information, call 304-637-1230 or visit

Brooke Jacobs

Brooke Jacobs