PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP-
The WV Bar Foundation Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the recipient of its Public Service Scholarship for the 2015-16 school year-Skyler Assif. Pictured above, here she is in her own words—
“My name is Skyler Assif and I am currently a 1L and the recipient of the Bar Foundation Public Service Scholarship. I grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia, and moved to Charleston when I was a sophomore in high school. I graduated from Nitro High, and from there, I went to Mars Hill University, where I received a basketball scholarship and the Bonner Scholarship. The Bonner Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship given to students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service and academic excellence.
This is where my passion and dedication to community service truly began. I had the opportunity to volunteer 140 hours each semester and 280 hours each summer. Through service learning, I have developed skills that have allowed me to effectively advocate for fairness, impartiality, and equality. I have lead, coordinated, and been involved in an abundance of events, service projects, and seminars on campus and in the greater community.
Additionally, I have engaged in many diverse nonprofit organizations and have worked directly with individuals on issues such as education, poverty, inequality, democratic participation, violence against women, and other social justice concerns. Specifically, I dedicated three years, to an underserved elementary school, where I tutored struggling students in reading comprehension and writing.
Participating intentionally, as a citizen, and being actively engaged in the community has always been something of the utmost importance to me. These service learning experiences have truly been life changing, and being recognized as the Bar Foundation Public Service Scholarship recipient has been the greatest blessing of all.”
Congratulations to Skyler Assif!
Thanks for your donations which make the Scholarship possible!!