Congratulations to Mr. Tyler Cobb of Buffalo, WV for being the 2023 recipient of the Amelia Cobb Love Memorial Scholarship. Tyler's essay blessed and impressed our Scholarship Board, it was truly written from the heart. Following is the last paragraph from that essay about the quote "Love is patient, love is kind, love is selfless, love is action.":
"I know the prompt asked how winning this scholarship would help me show love toward my community. The truth is, whether or not I win, simply looking into the deeper meaning of this quote, I feel as if I am a better person for it. Regardless of the outcome, I will walk away more patient, kind, selfless and show love not by word but by action. I wish I had the chance to meet Amelia because I can see the remarkable impact she has had on the community. With or without this scholarship, I will honor her by imbodying the meaning of this quote, applying it to my everyday life, and sharing it with the world as she did."
I am honored to have won the Amelia Cobb Love Memorial Scholarship. I currently live in Buffalo, but will soon move to Morgantown where I will attend WVU and study general business in the John Chambers College of Business. I will also be a member the Pride of West Virginia, The Mountaineer Marching Band. I currently go to Cross Creek Church where I love volunteering for the community, and I hope to find a home church during my four years in Morgantown. I hope to honor Amelia by continuing my love for music into college and show love towards my community as she did.
Congratulations to Ms. Madyson Rogers of Eleanor, WV for being the first recipient of the Amelia Cobb Love Memorial Scholarship. Madyson is very involved in her community and school. She loves volunteering for various drives and ministries. She also uses her singing talents at events such as "Wreaths Across America" which honors our Veterans.
Madyson plans to attend West Virginia State University where she will study nursing. We wish Madyson all the best for her future and we are honored to award her this year's scholarship.
Amelia was and still is an inspiration to many. I hope to have at least half the impact that she made on my fellow communities. I feel close to her as we both chose to inspire the world with our voices. I will always appreciate this and will NEVER STOP SINGING.