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West Liberty University honored Foundation Scholarship benefactors and students receiving foundation scholarships at a noon luncheon Dec. 4, hosted by the West Liberty University Foundation and the Office of Development.

During the event, President Robin C. Capehart explained how meaningful a scholarship was to him when he was in college and asked the students to turn to the donor near them and express their gratitude.

Approximately $400,000 in privately funded scholarship awards were distributed to 190 students during the 2013-2014 academic year. Privately funded scholarships represent just a portion of the $5 million dollars in scholarships and grants available to students at West Liberty University.

The luncheon was held in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex.  It also offered donors a chance to meet the students who benefit from their assistance.

Three students representing various educational programs spoke and explained what their scholarship meant to them. Cassandra Nowery, Morgantown, W.Va., recipient of the Dr. E.J. Joseph Dental Hygiene Scholarship, Jerimy Mask, Richmond, Va., recipient of the Zach Amedro Scholarship and Jillian Laslo, Shadyside, Ohio, recipient of the Schnitzler/Hartenstein Scholarship, were the featured student speakers.