Quinn Raffo of Richwood, 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. Raffo, a student at Richwood 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 in fall 2021.
Raffo is the daughter of Stacy Thomas Raffo and Lance Raffo of Richwood.
As a middle school student, Raffo founded Hunger Heroes, a backpack feeding program that benefits youths. She currently interns on the Youth Steering Committee of One Foundation.
At Richwood High School, Raffo is a member of the cross country and track and field teams. She also participated on the cheerleading squad and was a majorette in the Richwood High School Lumberjack Express. In addition, she serves as a class officer and holds membership in National Honor Society, 4-H, Young Life and Be Strong.
At Davis & Elkins College, she plans to major in sustainability studies with a minor in nonprofit 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.