Circle of Vision Scholarship Program
The Circle of Vision program a started in 1997 and has awarded scholarships totaling $4,845,620 to 3,118 students through 2014. The program has been updated several times since 1997 to meet the changing needs of the donors, schools, and students.
The student must be a resident of West Virginia and demonstrate financial need and academic excellence, WVICU's eight member institutions currently enroll over 8,600 students, nearly half of whom are West Virginians. Our research shows that 26% or approximately 2,236 of these students are the first of any generation in their family to attend a college or university.
WVICU member colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to offer the nurturing and individual attention that first generation students need. These students benefit from attending our faith based colleges and universities that have a low student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.
Circle of Vision scholar Jason Pelinsky graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree in Athletic Training and a minor in chemistry from Wheeling Jesuit University in 2010. Jason also graduated in May 2014 from the WVU school of Medicine with an MD degree. Jason received early acceptance last year for the rural scholar residency program at WVU that will begin in the Fall.
Circle of Vision Scholar Crystal Bible graduated from Davis & Elkins College in 2013 with a BA degree in History. Crystal was on the Dean's List, inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, and was named to Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities. Crystal is currently a full time special education teacher in Upsher county and pursuing a masters degree in multi-categorical special education at WVU.
Circle of Vision Scholars have achieved a remarkable success record with 77.4 percent graduation rate. The scholars communicate with their donors through letters, picture, and visits where appropriate.
Circle of Vision Scholarships are given to our member schools on a rotating basis. Your scholarship will be awarded to a student at one of our schools and recognized in publications of all eight of our colleges and universities.
Option A would fund a $10,000 Circle of Vision student scholarship for one year as described above. The contribution would be made payable during the current year.
Option B would fund a $10,000 Circle of Vision student scholarship for four years with a total of $40,000. The contribution would be made in the amount of $10,000 during each of those years.
Option B will provide the opportunity to award the scholarship to a first year student and follow that student for four years. This option provides continuity for our Circle of Vision Scholars.
We invite you to become a Circle of Vision Scholarship donor.
Our benefactors are:
"Strengthening Our Circle And Vision ........One Student at a Time"
For a personal meeting or additional information please contact:
Ben Exley IV Executive Director