Waynesburg University recently announced the eleven Greene County graduating seniors who received the 2021 County of Greene/West Penn Power Scholarship. All students are enrolled at Waynesburg University this fall and began classes Monday, Aug. 23.
- Abigail Ankrom (Jefferson-Morgan High School), daughter of Roger and Sarah Ankrom of Jefferson. She is enrolled as a nursing major.
- Sadie Davis (Waynesburg Central High School), daughter of Jarett and Stephanie Davis of Spraggs. She is enrolled as a nursing major.
- Krysten DeBolt (West Greene High School), daughter of Richard and Amanda DeBolt of New Freeport. She is enrolled as a nursing major.
- Emily Halbert (Mapletown High School), daughter of Steven and Tonya Halbert of Greensboro. She is enrolled as a criminal justice administration major.
- Ryeleigh Hammett (Waynesburg Central High School), daughter of John and Brandy Hammett of Waynesburg. She is enrolled as a nursing major.
- Emma Hyatt (Carmichaels High School), daughter of William and Linda Hyatt of Carmichaels. She is enrolled as a business administration (marketing) major.
- Roger Lawrence (Jefferson-Morgan High School), son of Roger and Sarah Lawrence of Jefferson. He is enrolled as a communication (electronic media) major.
- Haley Phillips (West Greene High School), daughter of Douglas and Angela Phillips of Holbrook. She is enrolled as a nursing major.
- Briell Price (Mapletown High School), daughter of William and Donna Price of Greensboro. She is enrolled as a nursing major.
- Kyle Stoneking (Waynesburg Central High School), son of Randy and Maureen Stoneking of Spraggs. He is enrolled as a business administration (finance) major.
- Zachary Wilson (Waynesburg Central High School), son of Seth and Sandy Wilson of Waynesburg. He is enrolled as a business administration (applied business) major.
Each year, recipients of the scholarship receive a $1,000 award that is to be used toward costs associated with the student’s first year of enrollment.
“Scholarships such as this that honor our very own in Greene County are quite meaningful to us at the University,” said Stacey Brodak, vice president for Institutional Advancement and University Relations. “We are extremely thankful for the support of both the County and FirstEnergy. Their commitment and prioritization of educational opportunities beyond high school for the students of Greene County is commendable.”
Qualified students must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0 and be accepted to Waynesburg University as a new, non-transfer student. Applicants are also required to provide essay responses to two questions and submit a list of honors and activities.
Funding for the scholarship dates back to 2008 with an agreement between Allegheny Energy (now FirstEnergy) and Greene County officials. By 2011, funds from the Greene County Commissioners and FirstEnergy totaled $250,000, ensuring the scholarship’s permanent endowment at the University.
The scholarship includes the name of FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania subsidiary, West Penn Power.
For more information, contact Bob Barnhart, admissions counselor, at or 724-852-3346