Five students from Randolph County recently received scholarships from the Tucker Community Foundation.

Tyler Hamrick, Natalie Josimovich, Aliyah Plum, Hannah Phillips and Ty Flynn were among the area students both currently in college and recent high school graduates to recently receive a scholarship.

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.

Among the Randolph County students receiving scholarships are:

Hamrick of Elkins is a recipient of $1,000 from the Mark Hutchison / David Cosner Scholarship Fund. Hamrick plans to attend West Virginia Wesleyan College to pursue a degree in music. He is son of Tommy and Kathy Hamrick of Elkins.

Josimovich of Coalton is a recipient of $1,000 from the Robert William Minear, Jr. Scholarship Fund. Josimovich is attending the Art Academy of Cincinnati to pursue a Master’s of Art in Art Education. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Davis & Elkins College in 2015. During the past two years Josimovich has been teaching art in Randolph County schools.

Plum of Elkins High School is a recipient of $750 from the Joseph R. Steffl Scholarship Fund. Plum plans to attend Davis and Elkins to study biology/pre-medicine. She has always been interested in a health career. She was involved in basketball, a member of the National Honor Society and Health Science and Technology Academy. She is daughter of Jack Plum of Davis and Susan Plum of Elkins.

Phillips of Elkins High School is a recipient of $500 from General Scholarship Fund. Phillips plans to attend Marshall University to study nursing. She has always had the desire to go into the healthcare field. She is daughter of Michael and Dorothy Phillips of Coalton.

Flynn of Elkins High School is a recipient of $500 from General Scholarship Fund. Flynn plans to attend West Virginia University to study nursing. He has been volunteering at Davis Medical Center by assisting the nursing staff. He is the son of Scott Flynn of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Heidi Hawkins of Elkins.

A list of 2019 scholarship recipients can be found  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

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