JUNE 24, 2015
Charleston, W.Va. (June 24, 2015) – The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA), the trade association which represents the state’s convenience stores, independent grocers and petroleum marketers, has announced Caroline Elizabeth Clevenger of Louisa, K.Y. was selected as one of eleven recipients of their annual scholarship program.
Clevenger is a recent graduate of Lawrence County High School and plans to attend Transylvania University in Lexington, K.Y. in the fall where she’ll major in accounting. Clevenger was very active in athletics and in many civic and community groups including captain of the basketball and golf teams, being a member of National Honor Society and Junior Rotary.
“Education is an essential part of our lives and providing our state’s youth with the opportunities to receive a quality education is key in moving West Virginia forward. We are extremely pleased to be in a position to support our members, their employees and families in furthering their education,” said Jan Vineyard, president of OMEGA. “We received dozens of applications and the selection process was very competitive, but Caroline was one of the eleven that really stood out. She excels academically and athletically while dedicating a lot of her time to giving back to the community and helping others. We congratulate her on this selection and wish her the best of luck.”
OMEGA’s scholarship program is designed to assist their members, children of members, employees of members and their children. The program provides a one-time $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors, undergraduates or graduate students enrolled in a full-time course of study at a college or university. Students may reapply to the program each year as long as they meet requirements.