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Davis-Michael Scholars Program

For the 2016-2017 academic year, we awarded 81 undergraduate scholarships and 62 veterinary school scholarships.

Acceptance into the Davis-Michael Scholars Program provides many benefits. Scholarships available for participants can be as much as a full year tuition for West Virginia residents. These scholarships may continue all the way through completion of an undergraduate degree. Be aware that because of the economic fluctuations, there may not be as much available as in the past.

Students who do not receive a scholarship may still benefit from the activities of the program as long as they maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. Scholars have many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. Paid internships with nonprofit organizations such as the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia are available. Students may take advantage of Seminar Series including field trips and guest lectures.

As a scholar, students are expected to complete a Senior Thesis. The thesis allows students to gain research experience under the guidance of their professors and advisors. The thesis can also be used for dual credit in the Honors Program.

To become a Davis-Michael Scholar, students must be enrolled in the Division of Animal and Nutritional Science. Invitation is based on completing the Davis-Michael Scholarship Application. Previous scholars average a high school GPA of 3.9, SAT of 1150, and ACT of 31.