Scholarships available from Tucker Community Foundation
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 in West Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland. 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 $75,000 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.”
The Foundation has several scholarships available for Randolph County high school, non-traditional and college students. The Joesph R. Steffl Scholarship Fund is available to students from Pocahontas and Randolph counties. This scholarship provides support to graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in either conservation and/or medicine in West Virginia.
Randolph County Vo-tech students are encouraged to apply for the Mark Hutchison / David Cosner Scholarship. Candidates should demonstrate the qualities valued by the Marines and the Navy: respect, discipline, honor, responsibility, commitment, and service to others.
A $500 White Grass Culinary Scholarship is available for students from any West Virginia county who are pursuing culinary arts education.
A complete list of scholarships is listed on the Foundation’s website. Also follow the Tucker Community Foundation’s page on Instagram and Facebook for highlights on each of the scholarships offered.
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 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.