TYPE OF FUND:  Scholarship                                DATE ESTABLISHED:  May 2017

 PURPOSE:  To provide an annual scholarship for a Petersburg High School graduating senior (male or female) who is attending a West Virginia school and who has participated in a varsity sport at Petersburg High School.

DISTRIBUTION: To be awarded 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.  TCF has exclusive legal control over any contributed assets.

FUNDING:  This scholarship was established by his sister, Rebecca Lanhardt, in his memory, to help a graduating senior capture the opportunity that a higher education can help him or her achieve.


Randall H. Alt was born in Petersburg, WV in 1949, a descendant of a family of pioneers who helped establish the area, with many generations adding to the welfare of Grant County.  The Alt’s were entrepreneurs, adding businesses to the area. Many were teachers helping to promote education and a love of anything relating to West Virginia.

Randall “Randy” Alt was very active in sports, playing football and basketball while at Petersburg High School. He graduated from Pennington Preparatory School, Pennington, New Jersey in 1968 and from Salem University, Salem, WV with a degree in Political Science. He returned to Petersburg after graduation and worked in various enterprises with his father, Roswell H. Alt.

Randy was very passionate about WV history, politics and WVU sports. He never missed a WVU football or basketball game. It was always “a good day to be a Mountaineer” when the team won.

He was an enthusiastic hunter all his life, spending lots of time in the woods hunting deer and turkey. Sports, nature, an active life outdoors and a love of West Virginia embodied a man who many were privileged to call him “friend”.