The scholarship provides $3,500 plus tuition waiver for one academic year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The recipient is expected to be enrolled in a field of study related to a human service endeavor. Appropriate fields include but are not limited to family and consumer sciences, education, social work, counseling, and the health professions.
Each student prepares a booklet, slide set, and lesson plan about her or his country for study by WVCEOS clubs and members and West Virginians. The student travels throughout the state in the summer to visit WVCEOS groups and live with host families.
Ruth Njeri Mutahi from Kenya is the 2001-2002 scholarship recipient. She is a sophomore majoring in Social Work.