TYPE OF FUND:  Scholarship                       DATE ESTABLISHED:  April 1991

PURPOSE:  To provide a scholarship for students pursuing a degree in education.

DISTRIBUTION:  To be determined by the Scholarship Committee of TCF, remembering Bill Minear’s love for teaching and education.  If there are no applicants pursuing a degree in education at the time the awards are selected, then the scholarship will be open to all applicants.

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:  Family and friends.

 BACKGROUND:  Robert W. (Bill) Minear, Jr., the only son of Robert W. and the late Grace Thurston Minear, was born April 18, 1940 at Parsons.

He was a graduate of Parsons High School, Potomac State College, and West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education, majoring in history and English, and a master’s degree in learning disabilities.  He was teaching at Doddridge High School when he did unexpectedly April 7, 1991, at home.

In addition to his father who passed away March 28, 1998, he was survived by his wife, Sally Ann Rodybush Minear of Bridgeport; a daughter, Jennifer Adele Minear of Burtonsville, MD; a sister, Miss Rebecca Ann Minear of Cumberland, MD; and his step-mother, Sarah Mullennex Minear of Parsons.