A Grant County resident recently received a scholarship from the Tucker Community Foundation.

Deianara S. Black of Petersburg High School is the recipient of $1,500 scholarship from the Tucker Community Foundation’s Randall H. Alt Scholarship Fund. Black plans to attend Potomac State College to study pre-medicine and biology. Her parents are William Black of Keyser and Valerie Rohrbaugh of Petersburg.

In her application Black said she has always enjoyed working with children.

“I wanted a career that would allow me to work closely with children and make a difference in their lives. I have always had a nurturing personality and combining this with my strengths in academics will assist me in achieving my goals in becoming a pediatrician,” she wrote.

Black received numerous accolades throughout her high school years. She was involved in varsity tennis, cheerleading, National Honor Society and served as a volunteer and intern for Grant Memorial Hospital.

Overall, the Tucker Community Foundation awarded over $82,000 in scholarships to 55 area students in nine counties. Funds for the awards are generated by endowed funds, pass-through donations, and unrestricted income managed by the Foundation.

A list of 2019 scholarship recipients can be found www.tuckerfoundation.net/scholarships/2019-scholarship-awards/.  Scholarships are awarded based on a competitive application process. The Foundation received over 180 applications during the 2019 scholarship cycle.

The Tucker Community Foundation manages more than 130 endowed funds providing annual scholarships and grants to nonprofits and charitable causes throughout the eight-county service area – Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph and Tucker counties in W.Va. and Garrett County, Md. Inspired by the flood of 1985, the mission of the Foundation is to create opportunities for the communities we serve. For more information on scholarships or to learn about the foundation, visit www.tuckerfoundation.net.

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