Mario Liberatore, president of Ohio Valley Bank West Virginia, presented the first-ever Ohio Valley Bank Scholarship for the MU’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant last week. Sophomore nursing student Shelby Rodgers received $1,500 in scholarship funds from the bank.
The fund for the Ohio Valley Bank Scholarship was established in 2013, with its first beneficiary being named this year. The scholarship for full-time students who have passed their freshman year requires a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average, with priority given to students in Mason County, West Virginia, first, then Gallia and Meigs counties in Ohio.
“Marshall’s involvement in our community has had a profound effect. This is our way of supporting their efforts as well as the efforts of local youth who continue to challenge themselves through higher education,” Liberatore said. “Our community, our kids, have to come first in all that we do. Ohio Valley Bank and I are proud to be able to give back to both in this way.”
Photo: Mario Liberatore, president of Ohio Valley Bank West Virginia (left), presents the first-ever Ohio Valley Bank Scholarship for the MU Mid-Ohio Valley Center to sophomore nursing student Shelby Rodgers (center). With them is Homer Preece, director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant.