A new scholarship fund is being established at the Community Foundation of Jackson County. To honor Beverly Shatto’s commitment to area students, her family and friends have established the Beverly Shatto Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Jackson County in Ripley.

Mrs. Shatto spent her life championing the greater good and creating opportunities for those in need. She was a devoted teacher and school administrator in the West Virginia public school system for over 30 years and most recently served as the principal at Ripley High School.

Shatto passed away on April 8, 2020. Her children, Justin Weekley, Arin Shatto, Morgan Lee, and Ryan Shatto indicated that, “Ripley High School was her second home. Our mother had a passion for serving others and both her personal and professional life was truly reflective of that. If you had the pleasure of crossing her path, you were a better person because of it.”

Mrs. Shatto’s commitment to service, extraordinary kindness, and generosity of spirit was an inspiration to all who met her.

Once completely endowed, this scholarship will be available to a Ripley High School graduating senior who will be pursuing a secondary degree in Education. It will include elementary education, special education, secondary education, and educational studies. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate a passion for service and a history of leadership in the community, church, or other similar organization or entities.

For more information on this scholarship fund, you may call the Foundation office at 304-372-4500. Donations to help fully endow this scholarship may be mailed to the Foundation office at 108 N Church Street, Ripley, WV 25271, or you may donate online at jccfinc.org and select the Beverly Shatto Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Community Foundation of Jackson County is a 501(c3) public charity serving local citizens who share a common concern — improving the quality of life in Jackson County, West Virginia.