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Rockefeller Sets up WVU Public Service Scholarship

Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Former U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller has set up a public service scholarship in his name at West Virginia University.

A WVU news release says the Democrat gave $100,000 to the WVU Foundation to start the scholarship at the new John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics.

The first recipient of the scholarship is Michelle Sloane of Paramus, New Jersey, in the Master of Public Administration program.

She will work to help create the Fairmont Black History Museum.

The scholarship calls for undergraduate students participating in off-campus service opportunities related to policy, leadership or public services that address West Virginia’s challenges.

Graduate students doing public service will be second preference.