What is this scholarship for?
The Dr. Roberto F. Cunanan, D.C. Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Roberto F. Cunanan, D.C., son of Dr. Roberto A. and Zeny Cunanan, longtime residents of north central West Virginia. Although Dr. Cunanan was a chiropractor in the Phoenix, Arizona area, he was still a true West Virginian and loyal Mountaineer at heart. He had been and continued to be an extremely energetic and athletic individual. While in high school, he was ranked #1 in the state in tennis and received a scholarship to play at West Virginia University. Roberto was a very kind and considerate person who was loved by all who know him. He is survived by his beautiful daughter, Isabelle, who already reflects his energetic spirit and loving heart.
What are the requirements?
Applicant must be a Bridgeport High School senior enrolled or planning to enroll at a West Virginia college or university. Applicant must also be an active participant in both academics and athletics.
What will I receive if I am awarded this scholarship?
Recipients of the Dr. Roberto F. Cunanan, D.C. Memorial Scholarship will receive an initial $1,000 scholarship that will be made payable directly to the student’s college at the start of their freshman year. Scholarship recipients may also be eligible to apply for a student loan that could be partially or fully forgiven if the student decides to work in West Virginia for a specific numbers of years after college graduation. Scholarship recipients will be notified if they are eligible for loan opportunities.
How can I apply?
Apply by downloading the link at the bottom of the page, printing the form, filling out the information, and mailing it into our office: 1000 Technology Drive, Suite 2000, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Students applying must also:
- Mail in a typed resume.
- Mail in a Letter of Intent that describes your goals for the future and what the scholarship would mean to you. Letter must be no longer than 200 words and double spaced.
- Mail in official transcript(s) from all schools – high schools and colleges – attended. Transcript(s) must include SAT or ACT scores, and must be sent in an envelope with an official seal or the guidance counselor/registrar’s signature written across the seal of the envelope.
- Mail in two evaluation forms. One evaluation form must be from a teacher. Printable evaluation forms may be found on the Scholarship homepage. Both evaluation forms must be in separate envelopes with the recommender’s signature written across the seal of the envelope.
When will I know if I will be awarded the scholarship?
You will get a letter in the mail confirming whether you have or have not received the scholarship before the end of the 2016 Spring Semester.