Trailblazers Scholars Program

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Deadline for application is April 19, 2013

The application deadline for the Trailblazer Scholar program is April 19, 2013. This is for a new round of funding for a handful of scholarships that are available. If you are already a Trailblazer, you do not need to reapply.

One must prepare to seize opportunities

Trailblazer Scholars is a unique program that will last for four years. Don’t miss this important opportunity to participate.

If you are ready to blaze a new trail into a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics career, I cordially invite you to apply.

Expect the selection process to take some time, so get started soon on your application. As part of this application, you are also required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

See our Trailblazer Program application for additional details.

Do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any questions or concerns you have.


Dr. Elizabeth Murray, Director
Trailblazer Scholars Program

Press Coverage for the Trailblazer Program

Check out WOWK-TV 13's news coverage of our Trailblazer Scholars Information Session held on February 25 at

For more information contact Jamie McClain at 304.696.3515 or, or visit

Are you ready to return to school to improve life for yourself and your family?

This is a new program that will award significant money and support to 15 talented adults who have dependents* and financial need, and are ready to get a college degree. If accepted to the program, you have the choice of attending Marshall University and/or Marshall Community and Technical College. You must major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics program. The program provides $8,500 per year for up to 4 years to attend full-time. To ensure success, you will be required to attend program activities, such as a 3-day summer workshop each year.

*children and/or other adults

We Want You to Succeed!

The Trailblazer Scholars will enjoy a set of services designed specifically for their educational and job discovery process, including:

  • Childcare Assistance
  • Summer Bridge Program
  • Mathematics Tutoring
  • Internship Placement
  • Career Coaching

If you are ready to blaze a new trail, please apply.

Contact Information

Dr. Elizabeth Murray

Department of Integrated Science &
Technology @ Marshall University
Huntington, WV 25755
Phone: 304 696 3515

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