Tyler McCune of Richwood, West Virginia, has been awarded a $5,000 per year scholarship for a total of $20,000 over four years to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in March. McCune, a student at Richwood High School, was selected from a group of the 62 highest achieving high school seniors who are among hundreds of students accepted to attend D&E this fall.
McCune is the son of Shannon Alderman of Richwood and Aaron McCune of Clay County, currently residing in Illinois. A student-athlete and musician at Richwood High School, McCune is captain of the golf team and is a section leader in the band where he plays baritone saxophone.
At D&E, McCune plans to major in outdoor recreation management.
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.