FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2013
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Glenville State College
GLENVILLE, WV – Twelve upcoming Glenville State College freshmen from West Virginia and other states have been awarded scholarships from the GSC Foundation for the 2013-2014 academic school year.
Braxton County residents Harlie Ellyson of Gassaway and Chelsie Huffman of Heaters have been awarded the Lorena Hefner Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Ellyson will be majoring in pre-nursing and is the daughter of Gary and Linda Ellyson. Huffman will be majoring in business and is the daughter of Terry and the late Kim Huffman.
Clay County resident Lauren Stover of Clay has been awarded the Edward Nicholas Orr, IV Scholarship, the Honors Academic Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Stover will be majoring in English education (5-adult) during GSC’s upcoming fall semester. She is the daughter of Kara Stover of Clay.
Gilmer County residents Larisa Gordon of Coxs Mills and Morgan Allen of Normantown also received awards. Gordon was awarded the Dr. Paul G. and Virginia Caltrider Scholarship, the Honors Academic Scholarship, the Madelyn Conrad Kidd Scholarship, the Eula Bush Short Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Allen was awarded the Moyers Academic Scholarship, the Honors Academic Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Both will be majoring in mathematics education (5-adult) at GSC during the upcoming 2013 fall semester. Gordon is the daughter of Daniel and Victoria Gordon of Coxs Mills. Allen is the daughter of Glen and Kay Allen of Normantown.
Grant County resident Morgan Dolly of Petersburg has been awarded the Fine Arts Education Scholarship. Dolly will be majoring in music education (PreK-adult) in the fall. She is the daughter of Dale and Marlene Dolly of Petersburg.
Harrison County resident Kurtis Richards of Clarksburg has been awarded the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Richards will be majoring in music education (PreK-adult) during GSC’s upcoming fall semester.
Lewis County resident Jonathan Jerden of Jane Lew has been awarded the Honors Academic Scholarship, the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Jerden will be majoring in social studies education (5-adult) during the upcoming fall semester. He is the son of Eric and Judith Jerden of Jane Lew.
Marion County resident Paige Tuttle of Fairview has been awarded the Honors Academic Scholarship as well as the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship. Tuttle will be majoring in elementary education (K-6) and early education (PreK-K) during GSC’s upcoming fall semester. She is the daughter of David and Heather Tuttle of Fairview.
Raleigh County resident Frank Treadway of Fairdale has been awarded the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Treadway will be studying music during the upcoming fall semester at Glenville State College. He is the son of Frank and Rebecca Treadway of Fairdale.
Upshur County resident Sarah Gillespie of Buckhannon has been awarded the Lela Brooks-Bailey Scholarship, the Honors Academic Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Gillespie will be majoring in elementary education (K-6) during GSC’s upcoming fall semester. She is the daughter of Matthew and Mari Gillespie of Buckhannon.
Virginia native James Cooper of Bridgewater has been awarded the Honors Academic Scholarship. Cooper will be majoring in criminal justice during the upcoming fall semester at Glenville State College. He is the son of Don and Teresa Cooper of Bridgewater.
The Lorena Hefner Scholarship is named for Lorena Hefner who was born on September 3, 1908 in Burnsville, West Virginia and was one of eleven children. She graduated from GSC in 1941 and began her teaching career in Braxton County at the Bragg Run School. While never forgetting her roots, she established the Lorena Hefner Scholarship for students attending Glenville State College who are from Braxton County.
The John C. Shaw Scholarship was established in 1985 by John C. Shaw, who was the Glenville State College President from 1901-1908. This scholarship is awarded to academically talented freshmen from West Virginia.
The Edward Nicholas Orr, IV Scholarship was established in 1985 with the request that awards be given ‘in memory of Edward Nicholas Orr for scholarships used in his field of journalism.’ Orr was a 1939 graduate of Glenville State College.
The Honors Academic Scholarship is a component of the GSC Honors Program and is designed to help selected students develop scholarship, creativity, critical thinking, leadership, civic engagement, and academic enrichment in the classroom and beyond. To be eligible, students must have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who successfully complete the GSC Honors Program will receive special distinction on their transcripts and during graduation ceremonies.
The Dr. Paul G. and Virginia Caltrider Scholarship was established in 1998 by 1956 GSC graduate Dr. Caltrider. Because of his ‘fond memories, the quality of education provided by the institution, and the interest and encouragement received by the faculty,’ Dr. Caltrider and his wife Virginia established the scholarship to benefit students in the Science and Math Department.
The Madelyn Conrad Kidd Scholarship was established in 1994 by U.S. District Judge William M. Kidd in honor of his wife, Madelyn Conrad Kidd. The purpose of the scholarship is to support students of GSC who show academic promise in English and mathematics and are residents of West Virginia.
The Eula Bush Short Scholarship was established by the family of Eula Bush Short. The scholarship is awarded to students who have graduated from Gilmer County High School with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, a minimum ACT score of 22, and who have participated in extracurricular activities and served as an active community volunteer.
The Moyers Academic Scholarship was established in 1993 by Dr. L. Dewitt and Virginia Singleton Moyers. It applies to students who were born in West Virginia and are graduates of high schools within the state. Financial need along with intellectual ability and academic performance are key factors in the selection process.
The Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship was established by the two sisters in 1997 to show appreciation for the education that they received from GSC. The scholarship is awarded to students who are entering or who are already enrolled in the teacher education program at Glenville State College with academic promise and financial need.
The Lela Brooks-Bailey Scholarship was established by Ms. Bailey, a 1953 graduate, to repay the gratitude she feels for the opportunities gained from her education at GSC. The scholarship is awarded to a West Virginia student majoring in education.
For more information about Glenville State College Scholarships, contact the GSC Foundation at (304) 462-6380.