Victoria Sturm of Clarksburg, 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 March. Sturm, a student at Robert C. Byrd 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.
Sturm is the daughter of David and Andrea Sturm of Clarksburg, West Virginia. At Robert C. Byrd High School, Sturm is a member of the National Honor Society, Executive Student Council, Key Club, Drug Free Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also is a member of the varsity basketball and soccer teams and plays for the North Central West Virginia Swish girls travel basketball organization.
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.