WVVA: Byrd Higher Ed Center announces 10th anniversary scholarship winners


RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVVA) – For ten years, the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center has been helping make it possible for a segment of the student population to get their degrees.

And now, the collaborative learning center is looking toward the next decade of serving students.

Students, family and administrators gathered in front of the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center in Beaver to celebrate ten years of serving students.

A time capsule, filled with messages of hope and thoughts of what the future may hold, was buried as part of a ceremony that awarded 30 students with $1,000 scholarships.

“It’s just so helpful because I didn’t attend public school, and that put me out of a lot of scholarships for the Beckley area,” Concord sophomore Michaela Conelly said.

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