New Students Join Home Grown Program at Glenville State College 
Thu Oct 14, 2021
Glenville State College Fall 2021 Home Grown Scholars include (l-r, descending) Faith Bailes, Sydney Beckett, Brenna Bennett, Trenton Brady, Alyssa Brookman, Caliegh Cawthon, Sydney Chafin, Katherine Cooper, Natalie Fout, Rylea Jennings, Marissa King, Paige Persinger, Anthony Rader, Sarah Saunders, Zane Stricker, Lindsay Talley, Lacy Whytsell, and Morgan Wills. Not pictured: Silas Powell, Katelynn Talbert, Autumn Tusing, and Lindsey Walls.


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GLENVILLE, WV – Twenty-two new students are completing their first semester at Glenville State College (GSC) as part of the College’s Home Grown Program.

The program is focused on prospective teacher identification in the county schools partnered with scholarship support for candidate attendance at GSC, practical experiences, and mentoring during teacher preparation into the start of full-time teaching. The goal is for those students to return to their home counties to student teach and, if available, be able to apply for open positions in their home district. 

Accepted students receive a scholarship up to $3,000 per academic year.

The new Home Grown Scholars for the 2021-2022 academic year include: Faith Bailes of Fayetteville (Fayette County), Sydney Beckett of Sissonville (Kanawha County), Brenna Bennett of Richwood (Nicholas County), Trenton Brady of Clay (Clay County), Alyssa Brookman of Peterstown (Monroe County), Caliegh Cawthon of Camden (Lewis County), Sydney Chafin of St. Albans (Kanawha County), Katherine Cooper of Ashford (Boone County), Natalie Fout of Alum Creek (Kanawha County), Rylea Jennings of Charleston (Kanawha County), Marissa King of Chloe (Calhoun County), Paige Persinger of Grantsville (Calhoun County), Silas Powell of Jane Lew (Lewis County), Anthony Rader of Pennsboro (Ritchie County), Sarah Saunders of Mullens (Wyoming County), Zane Stricker of Clay (Clay County), Katelynn Talbert of Little Birch (Braxton County), Lindsay Talley of Hurricane (Putnam County), Autumn Tusing of Berkeley Springs (Morgan County), Lindsey Walls of Lynco (Wyoming County), Lacy Whytsell of Grantsville (Calhoun County), and Morgan Wills of Fayetteville (Fayette County). 

“The students who receive the Home Grown Scholarship from Glenville State College are dedicated to their home communities,” stated Dr. Jeff Hunter, Dean of Education at GSC. “They represent the next generation of highly qualified, skilled, exceptional teachers graduating from our Education programs and we are Pioneer Proud of every one of them!” 

West Virginia students who are interested in applying for 2022-2023 class of Home Grown Scholars should contact their high school guidance counselor or principal. 

For more information about earning a degree in education from Glenville State College, contact the Admissions Office staff at or (800) 924-2010.