Chamber offering scholarship program

The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce invites Randolph County graduating seniors to enter the Education Scholarship Program, which will award $1,500 in scholarships to qualified students.

Applications and eligibility requirements may be picked up now in the guidance counselor office at all county high schools or the Chamber of Commerce office.

The Education Scholarship Program, now an annual Chamber project, is open to graduating high school seniors who are current residents of Randolph County and plan to attend a West Virginia college/university or trade school. The entry deadline is April 15, 2013.

The program’s goal is to recognize, honor and assist three Randolph County students with awards as they further their education and prepare for the challenging careers that lie ahead. The $500 scholarships will provide some financial support to students for the rising costs of higher education.

The scholarship recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria: scholastic achievement (must have cumulative 3.0 GPA), extra-curricular activities, qualities of character and leadership, business/career interests, and essay responses. Winners will be announced at their high school awards ceremony.

“This scholarship program represents the Chamber’s support for the future Elkins-Randolph County business community by investing in the education of tomorrow’s leaders whether they are working toward a four year degree or mastering a trade,” Chamber Treasurer Robbie Morris said. “We want to say a special thank you to the current scholarship sponsors, Frontier Communications, LaMora Insurance, Davis & Elkins College, Davis Health Systems, Allegheny Insurance, Elkins Sewing Center and Yorkey & Associates, who take great pride in financially supporting the program. Scholarship funding from our business members ensures the growth and sustainability of the Chamber’s scholarship program.”

For additional details, or if you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please contact the Elkins Randolph County Chamber of Commerce at (304) 636-2717 or Applications are also available on the Chamber website at