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Monroe County Education Foundation Awards Over $20k in Scholarships

May 19, 2023 | Lindside, WV – The Monroe County Education Foundation announced $20,200 in scholarships for 23 Monroe County residents during James Monroe High School’s annual Awards Day. The scholarships were awarded to a mix of graduating high school seniors and non-traditional students, including one student whose scholarship will support her to study ballet in Italy this summer.

“Monroe County takes a lot of pride in supporting its students regardless of their age or interest,” said Leta Gullette-Comer, President of Monroe County Education Foundation. “Our community's generous support over the past 19 years has enabled our children, neighbors and families to overcome financial barriers to achieving their educational goals. We couldn’t be more thankful for their continued support.”

2023 Scholarship Recipients

  • Adyson G. Hines, Carilion Giles Community Hospital Scholarship

  • Aleeyah Carr, Veron & Carol Kittle Scholarship

  • Caleb Broyles, Monroebotics Scholarship

  • Dylan McDade, Bob & Sally Alm Memorial Scholarship

  • Eli L. Allen, The Bank of Monroe - Steve McNeer Scholarship

  • Emily G. Bailey, Leona Lynch Kessel Memorial Scholarship

  • Emma Brown, Jim & Louise Kilcollin Scholarship

  • Gabrielle M. Miller, Hallie Leach Memorial Scholarship

  • Kaycee Lewis, Michael & Rebecca Allen Scholarship

  • Kaydence N. Weikle, Wanda Lewicki Memorial Scholarship

  • Kayla J. Marrow, Carl & Jean Cecil Scholarship

  • Lillian S. Jackson, Dr. George & Helen Guy Memorial Scholarship

  • Luke Fraley, Charles & Mildred Allen 4-H Memorial Scholarship

  • Luke Jackson, Monroebotics Scholarship

  • Madison E. Vass, Frances & Jim Erskine Scholarship

  • Marissa Jarrell, Jim & Louise Kilcollin Scholarship

  • Michael Fraley, Monroebotics Scholarship

  • Natalie A. Broyles, Pegasus Scholarship

  • Nicklas Z. Pitzer, First National Bank of Peterstown Scholarship

  • Onyza Persinger, The Bank of Monroe Scholarship

  • Shyanne P. Lilly, Keeney Family Scholarship

  • Sienna B. Hixon, Carilion Giles Community Hospital Scholarship

  • Sydney Lawrence, The Bank of Monroe – Ralph Mann Scholarship

“As the opportunities get bigger, so do the costs. My Monroe County Education Foundation scholarship adds to the years of support that I’ve received from my community toward achieving my dream of becoming a professional dancer, and I couldn’t be more grateful,” said Natalie Broyles, 2023 scholarship recipient.

Since 2004, the Monroe County Education Foundation has provided 184 scholarships worth $170,400 to support county residents pursue their educational goals. The foundation offers scholarships for all county residents, not just college-bound high school seniors. Adults and people seeking vocational training are also encouraged to apply.

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