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Dual enrollment grant to benefit Berkeley County students

Shepherd University’s Martinsburg Center was awarded a $3,500 grant from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation Frada Fine Berkeley Education Fund to support high school students taking classes through the dual enrollment program.

“The financial support will help at least 12 students from Berkeley County Schools have at least one college class through the dual enrollment program paid for,” said Dr. Virginia Hicks, assistant provost for academic community outreach. “Dual enrollment definitely helps high school juniors and seniors get a head start on college. Thanks to this grant, the counselors from each of the four high schools in Berkeley County can recommend three qualified students they believe deserve this financial support.”

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to help Berkeley County class of 2020 seniors as they begin the journey in their academic endeavors toward higher education,” said Jim Klein, Martinsburg Center director. “I am very grateful to the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation for providing this opportunity to support our high school academic achievers.”

Klein said the scholarship awards will be determined by the high schools and the criteria will vary at each school. Starting in the fall, Shepherd is increasing the number of classes offered at the Martinsburg Center. The deadline to apply for dual enrollment at Shepherd is May 1. Students interested in applying for scholarships should talk to their high school guidance counselor.