BUCKHANNON, W.VA. — The semifinalists in the 11th annual West Virginia Scholar Program will be announced early next week, officials said Tuesday.

Dozens of high school juniors across the Mountain State met the April 15 deadline. Officials at West Virginia Wesleyan have been evaluating the applications. Once the semifinalists are named interviews will be scheduled.

Finalists will be announced May 25. Online voting will take place from May 25 through June 15. The scholarship winner will be announced June 21 at the 2018 WV Scholar Awards Luncheon at West Virginia Wesleyan.

The winner will receive a full-ride scholarship at Wesleyan valued at $160,000. Other scholarships will also be awarded.

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