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Foundation Scholar Jessica Hogbin came to WVU with high ambitions, but she’ll be graduating with even more – three degrees that include history, Italian studies and religious studies. In addition to her three majors, she also completed a minor in medieval and renaissance studies and learned three new languages. She served as president for the Italian Studies Club, the History Club, WVU’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, Helvetia and Chimes.
Four years as a Foundation Scholar allowed graduating senior Breellen Fleming to realize she can pursue multiple dreams simultaneously. As an intermedia major with minors in art history and religious studies, she was able to incorporate a sense of historical continuity into the artistic works she created. In addition to her studies, she also explored new areas of curiosity like Arabic and kickboxing.
While at WVU, Foundation scholar Miriam Demasi was drawn to the idea of intersecting technology and humanity. As a computer and electrical engineering major, she was a sister in Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional sorority for women in engineering and technical sciences.
A life of global travel and service sparked the interest of Foundation Scholar Adam Craig, who spent four years of undergraduate school diving deep into the culture, language and history of Africa and the Middle East. Craig will graduate in May with a degree in international studies, while also completing two minors in economics and political science. They also rigorously studied Arabic and Spanish as languages and hopes to use that knowledge for a future in international development.
Applications are now being accepted for the seventh round of grants through an enrichment fund established by Women of WVU.
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, West Virginia University’s Bucklew Scholars continue to maintain high standards for academics, a passion for discovery and a desire to serve their state and others, while eagerly awaiting an opportunity to travel abroad.