The John Long and Mary Elizabeth Watkins Thomas Scholarship is designed to support a graduating high school senior from Parkersburg High School who is enrolled at, or plans to enroll at, a post-secondary education institution. Recipients must plan to pursue a degree in business or natural/pure science. Such degrees would include Physical Science (physics, chemistry, earth science, oceanography, geology, meteorology, astronomy) and/or Life Science (biology, zoology, human biology, botany). Recipients of this scholarship shall also be selected based on strong work ethics, interest in community service, and leadership.