Three students from Barbour County recently received scholarships from the Tucker Community Foundation.

Zoe Payne, Daniel McGuire and Jordan McGee 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 Barbour County students receiving scholarships are:

Payne of Philip Barbour High School is a recipient of $1,000 from the Floyd M. and Leona E. Ball Scholarship Fund. Payne plans to attend the Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins in Baltimore, Md. to study dance. She is the daughter of Christopher and Kylie Payne of Belington.

McGuire of Philip Barbour High School is a recipient of $1,000 from the Margaret Ann and James A. Grafton Scholarship Fund. McGuire plans to attend West Virginia University to pursue a degree in Environmental and Energy Resources Management. He was involved in basketball, track and field and was a member of the National Honor Society. He is the son of

McGee of Philip Barbour High School is a recipient of $500 from the Stadelman Journalism Scholarship Fund. McGee plans to attend Marshall University to study Journalism. She was involved in Student Council, a president of the National Honor Society and a Governors Honors Academy Scholar. She is daughter of Wade and Jamie McGee of Philippi.

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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