WVWA Scholarship

The WVWA is pleased to offer several scholarships to its Class A Wholesale members, members’ employees and their children. Ranging from $1000 to $2000, awards are available to both high school and current college students, and are renewable. The WVWA is honored to help its families achieve their educational goals.

Eligibility & Rules

  • Must be a full-time employee or the son or daughter of any owner, partner, officer or full-time employee of a WVWA Class A Wholesale Member in good standing.
  • Must be a high school senior accepted for admission in the fall of 2019 or presently enrolled in an accredited college or university on a full-time basis.
  • Scholarship is intended to be used for tuition, books and supplies only.
  • Applications must be received by June 24th.

Awards

One $2,000 and three $1000 scholarships will be awarded for one full year of study. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • High school or college grades·
  • ACT/SAT scores and class rank
  • Extra-curricular academic and non-academic activities including church, community and employment
  • Original essay on either career objective or a meaningful experience (no longer than three typewritten pages). Much emphasis will be placed on this portion for the Jan Vineyard & John Hodges Memorial $2,000 Scholarship. Selection The West Virginia Wholesalers Association Scholarship Committee will select winners.

Payment of Scholarship

Scholarship Checks will be mailed to each recipient's home address

Document Checklist

High School Senior

  • Completed scholarship application
  • High school transcript 
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Class rank
  • Original essay on either a career objective or a meaningful experience (three typewritten pages maximum). Much emphasis will be placed on this portion for the Jan Vineyard & John Hodges Memorial $2,000 Scholarship.

Current College Student

  • Completed scholarship application 
  • College transcript from each college attended 
  • Original essay on either a career objective or a meaningful experience (three typewritten pages maximum). Much emphasis will be placed on this portion for the Jan Vineyard & John Hodges Memorial $2,000 Scholarship.

John Hodges Memorial Scholarship

  • 2013 - Danielle McCallister
    Goldsmit-Sydnor, Inc. 
  • 2014 - Shelby Hawthorne
    Goldsmit-Sydnor, Inc.
  • 2015 - Danielle McCallister
    Goldsmit-Sydnor, Inc.
  • 2016 - Danielle McCallister
    Goldsmit-Sydnor, Inc.

Swisher Scholarship

  • 2013 - Taylor Brown
    Goldsmit-Sydnor, Inc.
  • 2014 - Holden Akers-Toler
    McDowell Supply
  • 2015 - Ryan Beveridge
    Liberty USA
  • 2016 - Ryan Beveridge
    Liberty USA

James Duncan Memorial Scholarship

  • 2013 - Jessica Taylor
    Sledd Co.
  • 2014 - Taylor Brown
    Goldsmit-Sydnor, Inc. 
  • 2015 - Taylor Brown
    Goldsmit-Sydnor, Inc.
  • 2016 - Cody Bowers
    Merchants Distributors LLC
  • 2017 - Danielle McCallister
  • 2018 - Steven Chase Brown

Swedish Match N.A.

  • 2013 - Jesse Truchan
    Sledd Co.
  • 2014 - Jesse Truchan
    Sledd Co.
  • 2015 - Derek Pavlic
    Sledd, Co.
  • 2016 - Michael Williams
    Merchant Grocery Co.

Barry Sydnor Memorial Fund Scholarship – Scholarship stopped after 2014 

  • 2013 - Shelby Hawthorne
    Goldsmit-Sydnor, Inc.
  • 2015 - Derek Pavlic
  • Taylor Brown
    Goldsmit-Sydnor, Inc.

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