InterMountain July 2011
Yeager and Mothes Awarded Steffl Scholarships

Chelsea Yeager of Beverly and Danielle R. Mothes of Hillsboro have each received a Joseph R. Steffl Scholarship award from the Tucker Community Foundation (TCF). 

Yeager is the daughter of Jerry and Angela Yeager.  She is a graduate of Elkins High School and plans to attend West Virginia University as a pre-pharmacy major.   

Mothes is the daughter of Robert and Tonja Mothes.  She is a graduate of Pocahontas County High School and will attend West Virginia University as a biology/ pre-dental major. 

The Joseph R. Steffl Scholarship Fund was endowed by family members to honor his memory. The fund provides financial assistance to a graduating senior at high schools in both Pocahontas and Randolph Counties who will attend a college in West Virginia to pursue a degree in either conservation and/or medicine.  Steffl was born 1971 in Wooster, OH.   After graduating from Alderson-Broaddus College in 1998 as a Physician Assistant, he made his home in Elkins and worked for Dr. Todd Corder until 2000.  He then became Acting Administrator of the Northern Pocahontas County Health Clinic in Durbin. Steffl died April 28, 2002 kayaking on the Shavers Fork River.

Foundation scholarships are based on a competitive application process and awarded in the spring of each year to students in an eight-county region.  A total of thirty- eight students received 2011 TCF scholarships.  Funding is provided by income generated from Endowed Funds managed by the Foundation along with pass-through donations and Kep and Alice Smith Trust income. 2011 awards ranged from $500 to $4,000. 

To view the complete list of 2011 scholarship recipients, visit For more information about the Foundation call 304-478-2930.

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