Rebecca Ann Chenoweth Memorial Scholarship Fund


TYPE OF FUND:  Scholarship                       DATE ESTABLISHED:  July 1990.


PURPOSE:  To provide financial assistance to a Tucker County High School graduate that is attending any school in WV.


DISTRIBUTION:  To be awarded to students upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee and the approval of the Board of Directors.  Strong consideration to be given to a student who qualifies for little or no financial aid.  Also, preference given to a student that has been a member of Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD).  There are no grade point average requirements to be eligible for this fund.


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 Rebecca Ann Chenoweth by family members.


BACKGROUND:  Rebecca Ann Chenoweth (“Becky”) was born July 1, 1970, the only daughter of Willard J. (Joe) and Pamela Ann Kessler Chenoweth of Parsons.  She was a 1988 graduate of Tucker County High School and was a student at West Virginia University in Morgantown at the time of her death.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Parsons.


Becky, age 20, died July 27, 1990 in a head-on collision near Morgantown as she was returning to school.  The driver of the other vehicle, who also died, was intoxicated.


In addition to her parents, Becky was survived by a brother, Marc Owen Chenoweth. At the time of her death, she was survived by grandparents, Willard O. Chenoweth of Elkins and Genevieve Kessler of Lakewood, NJ.


In establishing this fund in memory of their daughter, Becky’s parents wrote, “She firmly believed in the value of higher education.  She really enjoyed the challenges of the classes she took at WVU.  The Scholarship in her honor is to help a senior from Tucker county High School to achieve the goal of higher education.”