June 12, 2015 – Tucker Community Foundation hosted a Scholarship Reception June 9th at Canaan Valley Institute in Davis. The meet and greet presented an opportunity for donors who endowed a scholarship fund to connect with the students who received an award this year. The TCF Class of 2015 includes students from six counties receiving awards totaling $70,000.
David Moran, TCF Board Member from Preston County, served as emcee. He welcomed students and parents and encouraged them to read the history related to each scholarship fund to fully appreciate the donor’s intent by visiting www.tuckerfoundation.net.
Each student introduced themselves, identified the county they represented, and shared their educational plans: Morgan Moss (Tucker – Elementary Education); Trent Smith (Tucker, Biomedical Engineering); Taylor Jennings (Preston – Petroleum Engineering); Katalin Moore (Tucker -Psychology / English); Samantha Holm (Tucker – Biomedical Engineering); Helen Melnick (Tucker- Biology / Pre-Med); Olivia Miller (tucker – Physical Therapy); Aiyana Kachmarek (Tucker – Creative Writing / Journalism); Andrew Hauser (Tucker – Agricultural Education); Bayli Helmick (Tucker – Nursing); Walker Blosser (Tucker – Architectural Engineering); Madison Mullenax (Tucker – Physical Therapy); Denzil Graham (Preston – Business Information Systems Management).
In attendance from the Foundation were David Cooper, President; Rachelle Davis, Director; Rob Burns, Executive Director; Diane Hinkle, Development Director and Dave Parker, Office Manager. Food was provided by White Grass Café.
Scholarship awards ranged from $1,000 to $8,500. Tucker Community Foundation is in its 26th year of operation and currently manages more than 110 endowed funds serving an eight-county region. In 2014 it awarded more than $1 million in grant and scholarship awards.
For more information on Tucker Community Foundation, call the main office at 304-478-2930 or the TCF Development Office at 304-259-5008.