2017-05-24 / School News

Record year for community foundation scholarships

The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation (EWVCF) honored 62 students at the annual Scholars and Donors Reception held at the Purple Iris on Thursday, May 11. Thirty-five endowedfunds that were established by donors to honor loved ones awarded a record $98,350 in scholarships this year. Recipients included seniors from every public high school in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.

Awards ranged from $500 to $5,000 and Martinsburg High topped the list with 13 students receiving scholarships. There were nine each from Spring Mills and Musselman, six from Berkeley Springs, five from Jefferson, four from Hedgesville, three from Washington and one from Paw Paw.

Susan Hawkens Whalton spoke on behalf of the donors who established scholarship funds at the Community Foundation and Shepherd University sophomore Jillian O’Connell, who is studying to become an educator spoke.

Scholarship Coordinator Amy Pancake was able to include a brief bio of each student receiving a scholarship.

Major financial support for the Scholars & Donors Reception is provided by the foundation’s Partners in Philanthropy, especially Cornerstone Sponsors: BB&T Wealth Management, Bowles Rice LLP, CNB Bank, Roach Energy/ROCs Local Market, First United Bank & Trust, Jefferson Distributing and United Bank.

Not pictured - Joseph Affolder received the Martin Luther King Scholarship for students from Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

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