ELKINS – Cassiopeia Murphy of Little Mountain, South Carolina, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in a virtual platform. Murphy, a student at Mid Carolina High School, was selected from a group of the 37 highest achieving high school seniors accepted to attend D&E this fall.
Murphy is the daughter of Jennifer and David Murphy of Little Mountain, South Carolina. At Mid Carolina High School, she participates in varsity cross country, swimming and softball, and triathlons.
At Davis & Elkins, Murphy plans to major in finance.
To be eligible to compete for a Leadership Scholarship, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students were also required to submit a list of outstanding leadership honors or awards they have received and describe three skills that have strengthened them as a leader. Students vying for the scholarships participated in interviews and submitted an essay of no more than 500 words consisting of a personal statement outlining their interests, life experiences, goals and commitment to leadership.
For additional information, call 304-637-1230 or visit www.dewv.edu/future-students.