YCF awards Harrison, Doddridge, regional scholarships
Students in Doddridge, Harrison and other regional counties will receive academic scholarship assistance distributed this year by Your Community Foundation (YCF).
"We're excited again this year to make these grants on behalf of our generous donors who created these scholarship endowments," said Beth Fuller, president of YCF. "All of the winning students presented excellent qualifications for the various awards. We are pleased that we can assist them with the cost of their education and wish them great success in their chosen fields of study."
The following scholarships were presented:
Bethany Carroll – received the Brandi Kay Bowen Scholarship awarded to Doddridge County High School graduates with emphasis on first-year enrollment in a college or university. Preference may be given to female students who are well-rounded individuals and have demonstrated strong work ethic, character and commitment. Bethany plans to attend Concord University and pursue a degree in health and physical education.
Michael Fulks – received the J. Cecil Jarvis Scholarship that provides scholarship assistance to one or more students from Harrison County who are enrolled in postgraduate studies in law, medicine or journalism at an accredited college or university. Michael is pursuing a law degree at Georgetown University.
Lauren Wheeler – received the Rusty Mazzie Memorial Scholarship, which provides scholarship assistance to a Notre Dame High School graduate who participated in high school athletics and sustained a level of academic success throughout high school. Lauren plans to attend Purdue University and pursue a degree in civil/mechanical engineering.
Rachel Fitzwater – received the Lillian A. Devison Scholarship, awarded to a graduate student at a West Virginia college or university. Special emphasis is given to those displaying personal attributes of hard work, dedication, high moral character and creativeness and to those with financial or personal hardship. Rachel will pursue a doctorate in physical therapy from WVU.
Brian Salmons – received the Monica Joyce and Randal W. Valentine Scholarship, awarded to a son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a member of I.U.O.E., Local #132; a graduate of an accredited public or private school with a minimum "C" average; and acceptance to an accredited, licensed or certified post-secondary institution. Brian plans to study engineering at WVU.
YCF is a charitable, non-profit organization created in 2011 by the merger of the Greater Morgantown Community Trust and the Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia. It encourages, develops and manages endowment funds and uses the net proceeds to support a long list of community programs and scholarships. The merged foundation manages assets and pledged assets of approximately $7 million and administers more than 140 separate funds.
YCF actively encourages the creation of new endowments as well as contributions to existing funds. Any individual, organization or business can establish a donor fund, or contribute any amount of money to one or more existing funds, by contacting the foundation at (304) 296-3433. Information about the foundation and a description of its endowment funds is available at www.ycfwv.org.