Alyssa Moss, a senior at Philip Barbour High School, has been awarded a $10,000 per year Citizens Bank of West Virginia Emerging Leaders Scholarship to Davis & Elkins College for a total of $40,000 over four years.

Davis & Elkins College, Citizens Bank of West Virginia and WDTV partnered for a third year to offer the unique scholarship competition. All 2024 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?”

Moss is the daughter of Jessica and Bryant Moss of Belington. At Philip Barbour High School, Moss is the Class President, a member of the National Honor Society, Young Life, Local School Improvement Council and in Future Business Leaders of America. She holds the title of Miss Barbour County Princess, volunteers at the Belington Elementary School and works at Laurel Mountain in Belington.

At Davis & Elkins College, Moss plans to major in Elementary Education.

Davis & Elkins College offers more than 40 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