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JCCF, Inc. announces scholarship awards

Staff Writer
Jackson Newspapers
Jackson Newspapers

The Community Foundation of Jackson County-JCCF, Inc. recently approved $19,250.00 in scholarship awards for 23 students in Jackson County. Funding was provided by endowed funds, pass-through donations and unrestricted funds from the Foundation. The Class of 2020 has endured some unusual circumstances for their senior year and JCCF, Inc. is pleased to be able to award so many scholarships to such deserving students.

Congratulations to the following 2020 Graduates who received scholarships:

• Beulah & Everett Shimp Fund (for students who major in Agriculture, History, or Fine Arts) $1,050 awarded to Emily Hunt

• Bill Woofter Sr. Memorial Scholarship (Ripley High Graduates who major in education or healthcare) $1,000 awarded to each of the following: Victoria Hinzman, Addison Wilkinson, Parker Anderson, and Olivia Broom.

• Conrad & Edra McCoy Scholarship (for a graduate that has a strong record of community involvement) $650 awarded to Paige Nations-Evans.

• Deborah Gandee Dudding Scholarship (for Ravenswood High graduate who exhibits a record of community service and a commitment to the growth and development of children) $900 awarded to Rylin Tabor

• Dr. Charles Kelly Memorial Scholarship (awarded to qualifying senior from Ravenswood & Ripley High School who plan to attend Marshall University) $500 each to Ethan Rawson and Ethan Chase.

• Harold and Catherine Cook Fox Scholarship (awarded to a Ravenswood High School senior going to WVU and majoring in Nursing, Agriculture, or Forestry) $1,000 awarded to Emma Weekley.

• Jackson County Community Foundation Fund (awarded to a Jackson County graduate with criteria based on academic achievement and involvement in school and community activities) $750 awarded to Lauren Shanklin.

• Jackson County Pioneer Fund (awarded to a Jackson County graduate who qualified with academic achievement, involvement in school and community activities) $1,000 awarded to Hayden Swain.

• James F Porter Scholarship Fund (awarded to a graduating Ravenswood High School senior who was also a member of the Ravenswood High School band) $1,000 awarded to Jenny Dixon.

• Lola Randolph Scholarship Fund (awarded to two students with extensive experience as a 4-H member in Jackson County) $850 awarded to Alexis Whited and Alexis Knopp.

• Marcus McPhail Memorial Scholarship (awarded to a Jackson County or Calhoun County graduate who participated in high school athletics as well as community service) $650 awarded to Trey Jones.

• Ravenswood High School Friends & Alumni Scholarship (awarded to a Ravenswood High School graduate who plans to pursue a degree with selection based on involvement in community activities) $950 awarded to Kassandra Hoff.

• Ripley Rotary Scholarship/The Judge Oliver Kessel scholarship (awarded to a graduate from Ripley High School attending an accredited college or technical program) $500 awarded to Garrison Phillips.

• Ripley Rotary Scholarship/The James Robinson scholarship (awarded to a Ripley High School graduate who is attending WVUP Jackson County Center) $500 awarded to Emma Hartley.

• Rod Hudson Memorial Scholarship (awarded to a Jackson County graduate who participated in sports and enrolled in a four- year college) $1,000 awarded to Katlyn Sarver.

• Sara Gwisdalla Memorial Scholarship (awarded to a graduate of Ripley High School who also has a strong record of community service) $900 awarded to Courtney Winter.

• Viking Voices Scholarship (awarded to a Ripley High graduate with a strong record of athletic involvement and academic achievement) $700 awarded to Broedy Boyce.

• Alva L Barnette Scholarship (awarded to a Ripley High School graduate enrolled full time in college, vocational or certificate program, and has strong academic achievement) $1,000 awarded to Susan Guo.

The Community Foundation of Jackson County congratulates the recipients of these scholarships and wishes to thank our generous donors, as well as our community for their contributions that make these scholarships possible.

For more information about how you can help an existing scholarship fund or establish a new scholarship fund, please contact our office at 304-372-4500.

The Community Foundation of Jackson County is a nonprofit, registered charitable public foundation that seeks to build community vitality by providing efficient, flexible donor services, grants to a broad range of community initiatives, and leadership in understanding and responding to current community needs.