CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia University has announced its five 2013 Foundation Scholars, including Putnam County student Julie Peng.
Peng, a senior at Hurricane High School, and the others will receive a value of $80,000 as recipients of WVU's most prestigious scholarship. The Foundation Scholarship provides full tuition and fees, plus room and board and books for five years.
In addition, the scholarship includes a $4,500 stipend for academic enhancement, including study abroad programs, internships and other advanced learning opportunities.
Other recipients include Sundus Lateef of Bridgeport High School in Harrison County; Jennifer Mangano of Oak Glen High School in Hancock County; Dillon Muhly-Alexander of Doddridge County High School; and Emma van der Aarde of Martinsburg High School in Berkeley County.
Foundation Scholars are chosen from a pool of 20 students awarded the Neil S. Bucklew Scholarship, valued at more than $30,000 for four years.
After being offered the Bucklew Scholarship, students are invited to campus for a day of interviews. The students must be from West Virginia, possess a minimum 3.8 grade point average and achieve a minimum composite score of 30 on the ACT or 1340 on the SAT.