This scholarship was established by family and friends in honor of E. Nelson Cain, a thirty-five year employee of West Liberty State College. Most notable during his years as Registrar, Nelson Cain’s top priority was the students; he went to great lengths to help any student in need. Nelson Cain came to West Liberty State College as Assistant Director of Admissions, previously serving as a teacher and counselor at Paden City High School. He went on to serve as Registrar, Executive Assistant to the President, and Vice President of Administration prior to his retirement.
The income from donations to this endowment will be used to provide an incoming student, including transfer students, regardless of residency, with a yearly scholarship of $250 per semester, one (1) year non-renewable.
Requirements: Eligible applicants must be an incoming student, including transfer students. Applicants must not be eligible to receive the Pell Grant and must have an EFC of up to 10,000. Incoming freshmen must have a GPA in the range of 2.8-3.49 and transfer students must have a GPA of 2.8-3.25.