Floyd M. & Leona E. Ball Scholarship Fund
TYPE OF FUND: Scholarship
DATE ESTABLISHED: December 2017
PURPOSE: To provide a scholarships for Tucker County and/or Barbour County students wanting to continue their education.
DISTRIBUTION: This fund shall be used and distributed at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the purpose of awarding a scholarship to student(s) from Tucker County and/or Barbour County.
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: Initiated by Jack and Jonna Miller of Moatsville, WV.
BACKGROUND: Floyd m. Ball had a passion for teaching and taught for 44 years before finishing his career teaching sixth grade at the Parsons Grade School. Born on June 30, 1888 in Clemtown, Barbour County, Ball started teaching in a one room schoolhouse when he was 16 years old. Soon after, he moved with his family to Bull Run, Tucker County where he met his wife, Leona E. Ball. They were married when Ball was 24 years old and lived on a small farm on Blackman Flats until 1972 when Ball passed away. Ball changed careers only once in his lifetime where he briefly became an insurance salesman before going back to teaching.