Doug & Betty Preble Scholarship Fund



TYPE OF FUND:  Scholarship                       DATE ESTABLISHED:  January 2008


PURPOSE:  To provide assistance to graduating Tucker County High School seniors who plan to attend college.  Preference given, but not limited to, any student pursuing a degree in geology.


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:  Doug and Betty Preble provided the initial funding of $20,000.


BACKGROUND:  Doug Preble worked and retired as a petroleum geologist.  He and his wife, Betty, moved to Canaan Valley after purchasing property in 1977.  The friendly people of Tucker County, the relaxing nature of the area, and the gorgeous mountains prompted them to build their home in Timberline (1978) where they have resided as full time residents since 1979.


Doug and Betty have both been very active in the community for many years.  The Prebles are members of the Methodist Church and attend Buena Chapel.  Betty is a member of both the Canaan Valley Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Canaan Valley Women’s Club.  Doug served as President of the Canaan Valley Zoning Board. He is an avid golfer.


Betty states they are “happy to establish the Preble Scholarship Fund of TCEF to assist any graduating senior of TCHS that plans to attend college.”