Davis Trust supports scholarship

ELKINS – Davis Trust Company for the fourth year is fully sponsorong a Davis & Elkins College Highlands Scholarship with a $12,500 gift for the current 2013-2014 academic year.

The bank recently presented the gift during a ceremony attended by the scholarship recipient, D.J. Crawford, a senior from Elkins, and Dr. Michael P. Mihalyo, president of Davis & Elkins College.

In awarding the gift, Davis Trust President and Chief Executive Officer Michael R. Price said, “As in the past, Davis Trust Company has always been willing to aid the community and college. Our board of directors and employees are more than happy to do it.”

The college introduced the Highlands Scholars program in 2009. It offers an annual $14,000 scholarship to students living on campus and $11,000 each year to commuter students.

All graduating seniors in Barbour, Randolph, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Tucker, Upshur and Webster counties who achieve a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible for the scholarship.

Mihalyo said, “We’re most appreciative to Davis Trust Company and Mike for their generous support of our Highlands Scholars Program.”

He added, “Without the support of our generous business partners and donors, it would not be possible for many of our students in the region to receive the high level of education that we’re able to provide at D&E.”