TYPE OF FUND: Scholarship
DATE ESTABLISHED: Established November 29, 2000; Approved Jan. 10, 2001
PURPOSE: To provide assistance to a graduating Tucker County High School senior who elects to further their education.
DISTRIBUTION: To be awarded to students 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: Harry and Liz Boyce provided the initial funding of $5,000, plus $400 to be used for the 2001 Scholarship award.
BACKGROUND: Harry and Liz Boyce came to Tucker County from Annapolis, MD in 1989, purchased land, and built a vacation home in Canaan Valley. Over the years they became very fond of the people and the natural beauty of the area. Upon retiring, they settled permanently in the valley for a number of years, before moving on to homes in Powell, WY and Topsham, ME. Their desire was to make a contribution to the Tucker Community that they both loved. Harry served as TCF Vice President from 2000-2004.
Harry and Liz’s parents, Raymond and Jane Boyce and Charles and Hazel Bratton, provided inspiration to them to attend college. Therefore, in dedication to their parents, Harry and Liz wish to provide a scholarship to high school students of Tucker County who want to further their education.