Morgan Perry of Modesto, California, 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 March. Perry, a student at Modesto 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.
Perry is the daughter of Julie and Chris Perry from Modesto, California. At Modesto High School, she has participated in the International Baccalaureate program and will graduate as a full diploma candidate. She was a member of the Girls Who Code Club, Academic Decathlon, Future Farmers of America, Random Acts of Kindness Club and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Club. In addition, she was a member of the softball team for four years and the volleyball team for two years.
At Davis & Elkins College, Perry plans to major in political science.
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.