TYPE OF FUND: Scholarship
DATE ESTABLISHED: Initiated June 2014
PURPOSE: This scholarship was initiated by family members in his memory to help a
graduating senior from Tucker County capture the opportunities that a college education can
help him or her achieve.
DISTRIBUTION: To be awarded to a resident of Tucker County and graduating senior from
Tucker County High School attending Potomac State College or WVU upon the recommendation
of the Scholarship Committee and the approval of the TCF Board of Directors.
VARIANCE POWER: If, in the judgment of the TCF Board of Directors, the restrictions and
conditions of the fund become unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the
charitable needs of the community, the TCF Board of Directors maintains the right to modify
the terms of this fund.
FUNDING: In memory of Bradley J. Ramsey by his family members with Shell Oil Company
BACKGROUND: Bradley J. Ramsey was born in Parsons, WV in 1951. He was the first in his
family to attend college. He attended Potomac State and then transferred to WVU. He
graduated from WVU in 1973 and returned to Parsons where he started working as a city police
officer while searching for a job related to his degree. In 1973, he was offered the position of
truancy officer by the superintendent and he accepted. His career with the Tucker County
Board of Education lasted over 33 years; in 2006, he had to retire due to health reasons. During
his 33 years with the Board of Education, he “wore many hats,” primarily in administration. He
was the truancy officer, attendance director, textbook coordinator, facilities and maintenance
director, home school coordinator, and transportation director. He was very passionate about
WV history, U.S. history, politics, world news, and current affairs. He also enjoyed steam
engines and loved visiting Cass Scenic Railroad in WV. He was active in his community, serving
as a paramedic and also serving as mayor of Parsons over the years. He loved West Virginia and
West Virginia University and was so proud to see all three of his children graduate from WVU.
This scholarship was established by Brad’s family in his memory to help a graduating senior
from Tucker County to capture the opportunities that a college education can help him or her