Christian Martine, a Washington and Lee junior from Daniels, W.Va., has won a 2013 Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges/Norfolk Southern scholarship.
Christian, a double major in business administration and global politics, was selected in a statewide competition among first-semester, junior-year applicants from all of the VFIC's 15 member colleges and universities, who are seeking degrees in economics, business, finance, accounting or related fields and are interested in careers in a corporate setting.
The prestigious award provides $10,000 in scholarship funding — $5,000 for each student's junior year and an additional $5,000 for their senior year — contingent on continuing to meet or exceed the original scholarship requirements.
Christian is a resident adviser and a member of W&L Student Consulting. He participated in the University's Washington Term last year and interned in the office of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. He was hired as a staff assistant in the senator's office following the internship.
A member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, he graduated from Shady Spring High School in Shady Spring, W.Va.