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Satterfield named a 2016 Bucklew Scholar

Senior Elizabeth Satterfield’s passion for history is already paving a path for her future. In the fall of 2014, she worked alongside the Taylor County Historical Society to assist in the restoration of a historic bank in downtown Grafton with the goal of transforming the building into a local museum. Elizabeth helped to coordinate 30-40 volunteers for a two-day service project to clean and prepare the building.

Elizabeth’s dedication to academics and service are paying off in a big way. After a rigorous selection process, she was recently honored as one of twenty 2016 WVU Bucklew Scholars. As a Bucklew Scholar, Elizabeth will receive $32,000 to be applied towards her pursuit of a degree in history at WVU.

According to Elizabeth, only qualified WVU incoming freshmen who are sent an application may apply for the scholarship. Out of the field of applicants, about forty were chosen to be interviewed by phone before the final twenty were chosen.

“I was really surprised,” said Elizabeth, when asked about her reaction to the news of her award. “They emailed me and said congratulations, you got it, and I went nuts. So I was really excited about that.”

The scholarship will help Elizabeth reach her eventual goal of finding a career in Historic Preservation.

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