Five members of the Class of 2022 have been named Foundation Scholars, the highest academic scholarship West Virginia University awards. Among them is Morgan Glass, a biochemistry major from Wheeling, West Virginia.
"Every year at this time, I am energized by getting to know our latest cohort of Foundation Scholars," Gee said. "They inspire me with their dreams, with their visions and with their devotion to making the world a better place. As we prepare to send one group of Scholars off to new adventures following Commencement, we look forward to welcoming the arrival of new, outstanding students such as these."
Glass is ready to pursue a career in research, particularly in neurological diseases, after earning a degree in biochemistry. She will kick off her time at WVU by participating in Adventure WV this summer and plans to use her stipend to study abroad in Belgium, participating in high-level research there. Glass earned the WVSSAC Academic Achievement Award for soccer and sang in the chorus at Wheeling Park High School. The daughter of Shane and Lori Glass of Wheeling, she has participated in Relay for Life for five years in her hometown.
To qualify for the Foundation Scholarship, students must meet a rigorous set of criteria, including holding West Virginia residency, possessing a minimum GPA of 3.8 and achieving a minimum composite score of 30 on the ACT or the equivalent SAT score. More than 230 high school students initially applied for the scholarship, and of those, 20 were invited to campus for interviews. The value of the Foundation Scholarship, when paired with the PROMISE Scholarship, is more than $90,000 over four years.