\r\n<h1>West Virginia Wesleyan College, in conjunction with MetroNews, announces the beginning of the 10th annual West Virginia Scholar Program for high school juniors in West Virginia.<\/h1>\r\nThe top student will win a four-year scholarship to Wesleyan.\r\n\r\nA second place prize of $5,000 and third place prize of $2,500 will also be awarded.\u00a0 All awards begin with the 2018 fall semester.\r\n\r\n\u201cEvery winner always says they did not think they had a chance to win this scholarship,\u201d stated John Waltz, vice president for enrollment management. \u201cWe encourage everyone to take time to tell their stories.\u201d\r\n<h2>Student can apply at wvmetronews.com. The application deadline is Apr. 16. Semifinalists will be announced May 1 and finalists announced May 22.<\/h2>\r\nOnline voting at wvmetronews.com will be held May 22-June16, and the winner will be announced at the 2017 WV Scholar Award Luncheon at Wesleyan on June 21.\r\n\r\nIn addition to MetroNews and Wesleyan, sponsors include the West Virginia Hospital Association, ZMM Architects and Engineers, the West Virginia Forestry Association, the West Virginia Farm Bureau and Friends of Coal.\r\n\r\nPlease contact the Office of Admissions at 800-722-9933 for more information.