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

Katelyn Gnegy of Purdue University is the recipient of $2,000 from the Tucker Community Foundation’s Joyce Colbert Veterinary Scholarship Fund. Since 2011, she has received more than $15,000 in scholarship awards from the Colbert endowment. She is in her fourth year of veterinary school at Purdue University.

Gnegy received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. Her goal is to become a large animal veterinarian and establish a clinic of her own. She received numerous accolades throughout her high school and college years.

Gnegy plans to continue to stay involved in the local community and give back to others, especially the younger generation. She is the daughter of Daniel and Mary Gnegy.

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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