More than 35 scholarships from the Tucker Community Foundation are available for high school and college students in Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties, WV and Garrett County, MD. Scholarship awards will range from $500 to $10,000 with most in the $1,000 range.
Students can go to www.tuckerfoundation.net/endowed-funds/scholarships/ to download an application and view the list of scholarships. Scholarship applications will be available on Monday, February 1, and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 26.
Applications are also available at the Foundation offices located in the Board of Education Annex at 100 Education Lane, Parsons. High School guidance counselors throughout the Foundation’s service area also have applications for distribution to students.
Interim Executive Director Mike Moore encourages all high school and college students to apply even if their educational needs do not align with a particular fund.
“Some of the Tucker Community Foundation’s scholarships are designated for graduates of a particular high school or for a particular college while others are based on activities or intended college majors” Moore said. “Just because you do not qualify for one scholarship does not mean you would not qualify for another. We review all of the scholarship applicants and determine the student’s eligibility for each different scholarship.”
Tucker County or Marshall County students who will be pursuing a journalism degree at a West Virginia school or who will study any major at Marshall University are eligible for the Stadelman Journalism Scholarship.
The Ryan Patrick Gosa Fund supports educational opportunities in the Liberal Arts for Tucker County high school and college students. Journalism, communications and public relations, English, history, humanities, languages, literature and writing, philosophy and ethics – these are just some of the fields of study that could qualify students.
Postgraduate college students from Tucker, Preston or Garrett counties who are pursuing a masters, doctorate or professional degree are eligible for a Crimson Shamrock Scholarship.
The Gary Wilson Fund provides a scholarship for Tucker County students attending a Christian elementary, middle or high school, or who are being home schooled employing Christian educational principles and values.
These are just a handful of the over 35 scholarships available from the Tucker Community Foundation this year.
High school seniors, college students, students attending technical schools and other non-traditional students (e.g., adults returning to school) are encouraged to apply for a Tucker Community Foundation scholarship regardless of their field of study.
The Tucker Community Foundation manages more than 130 endowed funds providing annual scholarships and grants to nonprofits and charitable causes throughout the eight-county service area. Inspired by the flood of 1985, the mission of the Foundation is to create opportunities for the communities we serve. For more information about scholarships contact the Tucker Community Foundation at 304-478-2930 or visit www.tuckerfoundation.net.