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WVU students earn national fashion scholarships

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Emma Ervin, Mariah White and Kate Walker were recently named 2019 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund recipients.

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Three West Virginia University fashion, dress and merchandising students were recently named 2019 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund recipients – an honor that includes a $5,000 scholarship as well as networking and internship opportunities. The merit scholarships are awarded based on the completion of a case study project, a personal essay, an interview with a scholarship fund ambassador and an applicant’s GPA.

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“This was the first year WVU was invited to participate in the competition. Being invited confirms what we have always known – our students are some of the best and brightest out there. Of the 740 applicants nationwide, only 208 were awarded scholarships. For three of those to come from WVU really speaks to the caliber of our students and the quality of our program,” said Katie Jones, assistant professor of fashion, dress and merchandising in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

“This award is so much more than a scholarship; it is an exclusive opportunity to speak to recruiters in the fashion industry. I feel so grateful to have been chosen,” said Emma Ervin, a native of Parkersburg.


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