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Paul A. & Francena L. Miller Presidential Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

Apply for a WVU 4-H Scholarship 

The Paul A. and Francena L. Miller Presidential Scholarship is the first WVU Extension presidential scholarship to benefit West Virginia 4-H members.

Dr. Paul A. Miller, WVU’s 15th president, attributes the beginning of his successful career to West Virginia 4-H, which inspired him to work hard in school, and a Hancock County West Virginia University Extension agent who introduced him to the idea of attending college.

Francena, originally from Ithaca, New York, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell and a doctorate from Penn State, where she taught until moving to WVU as the director of the Home Economics program in 1961.

She moved to the University of Connecticut in 1963 as the dean of the Home Economics program and then served as assistant director and executive director of the American Association of University Women from 1966-1968. She also served as the director of continuing education for women at Queens College in North Carolina.

For renewal consideration, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year and show financial need by the federal methodology.