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, W.Va. 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. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 5.
Applications are also available at the Foundation offices located in the Board of Education Annex at 100 Education Lane, Parsons, and at 737 William Ave, Suite 1, in Davis. High School guidance counselors throughout the Foundation’s service area also have applications for distribution to students.
More than $80,000 will be awarded from endowed scholarship funds, pass-through donations, and unrestricted income to students throughout the Foundation’s eight county service area. Executive Director Robert Burns 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” Burns 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.”
New this year, the Foundation will award scholarships from the Stadelman Journalism Scholarship Fund. This fund provides an annual scholarships for Tucker County and/or Marshall County students who are continuing their education in journalism. If no such applicants meet that requirement, the scholarships shall go to students from Tucker County and/or Marshall County wanting to continue their education at Marshall University.
Also new this year the Tucker Community Foundation will award a scholarship from the Floyd M. & Leona E. Ball Scholarship Fund. The Floyd M. & Leona E. Ball Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship for Tucker County and/or Barbour County students wanting to continue their education.
The Ryan Patrick Gosa Fund supports educational opportunities in the Liberal Arts for Tucker County. 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.
A $500 White Grass Culinary Scholarship is available for students from any West Virginia county who are pursuing culinary arts education.
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.
Tucker Community Foundation manages more than 125 endowed funds providing annual scholarships and grants to nonprofits and charitable causes in Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph, and Tucker counties in W.Va. and in Garrett County, Md. For questions or to learn more about creating an scholarship fund, contact the TCF Administrative Office at 304-478-2930 or the TCF Development Office at 304-259-5008.