The one-year $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student who is enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university arts program. Eligible students must be a graduating high school senior with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better and must reside in either West Virginia or Appalachian Virginia.
The deadline for entries is July 29, 2005, and a winner will be selected in late summer. The selected student will be invited to attend the 12th Annual Ohio Access Center for Higher Education/West Virginia Access Center for Higher Education (OACHE/WVACHE) Conference in October for a ceremonial award presentation.
For more information about the Mountain Laurel Scholarship, contact Sarita Gattuso at (304) 327-4096. Scholarship applications may be downloaded at the WVACHE web site, www.oache.org/wvache_home.htm.