YCF Awards More Than $300,000 in Scholarships for 2021-2022 Academic Year

June 3, 2021

Morgantown, WV – Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF) is pleased to announce $319,300 in scholarships have been awarded to 105 students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications were evaluated by scholarship committees of more than 100 volunteers from across the North Central West Virginia region.

YCF currently manages over 40 scholarship funds. New scholarship endowment funds may be established with a minimum donation of $20,000, which donors may achieve over three years. The principal is invested, and the earnings provide scholarship dollars – forever. Donors may suggest award criteria, and the funds are often named in honor or memory of loved ones.

This year, the George E. and Joanne R. Davis Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship for West Virginia student-athletes, made its inaugural award. The family of the late George and Joanne Davis established the scholarship fund in the hopes of carrying on the couple’s love of West Virginia and their belief in the value of sports and education. This fund provides a $1,000 scholarship to a West Virginia resident pursuing an undergraduate degree as a full-time student at West Virginia University. The inaugural recipient is Eden Williams of Fairmont Senior High School.

“We congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients and wish them the best as they continue with their educational journeys,” said YCF President Patty Showers Ryan. “Given the pandemic-related challenges these students have faced, we are confident they have gained the skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.”

Following are YCF’s new scholarship recipients for the 2021-22 academic year:

Angela Shahan Memorial ScholarshipGabrielle Wolfe, Preston High School

Bobby Lee Secret Memorial ScholarshipElizabeth Renzelli, Notre Dame High School

Brandi Kay Bowen ScholarshipAbigail Nicholson, Doddridge County High School; Eliana Sias, Doddridge County High School

Brenda B. Hellwig Vocational Development ScholarshipSierra Moses, Bridgeport High School

Catherine Flynn Morrison Memorial ScholarshipEmily Duffy, Lincoln High School

Charlotte and Mary Gail Koen ScholarshipIsabella Fetty, North Marion High School; Sophia Tomana, Fairmont Senior High School

Dr. Leo Kotchek Memorial ScholarshipGabrielle Wolfe, Preston High School

EQT ScholarshipAdam Earls, East Fairmont High School; Elijah Hannig, Fairmont Senior High School; Luke Hawranick, East Fairmont High School; Kaylee Kenney, East Fairmont High School

Erin Marie Keener Nursing ScholarshipAngela McIntyre, West Virginia University

Ernest Daniel Conaway, Raymond Guy Baker and Everett Reece Baker Memorial ScholarshipMason Winkie, West Virginia University; Elizabeth Renzelli, Notre Dame High School

Flora O. Corpening ScholarshipCoulter Bracken, Bridgeport High School; Alexandria Chumley, Bridgeport High School

Frances Scarcelli Tyler ScholarshipElizabeth Renzelli, Notre Dame High School

George E. and Joanne R. Davis Memorial ScholarshipEden Williams, Fairmont Senior High School

HopeWorks ScholarshipJack Ernstes, University High School

J. Cecil Jarvis Memorial ScholarshipSundus Lateef, West Virginia University; Minahal Naveed, West Virginia University

Jacob David Bower “Bower Power” Memorial ScholarshipLuke Hawranick, East Fairmont High School; Abigail Tillema, Fairmont Senior High School

Jean and Laurence S. DeLynn ScholarshipJeanneliese Cannon-Blachere, University High School; Cole Domansky, Morgantown High School; Heidi Gidley, Preston High School; Jonah Higley, Waynesburg Central High School; Eli Morris, East Fairmont High School; Kiley Shriver, North Marion High School; Olivia Shunk, University High School; Sachin Thacker, Morgantown High School; Sophia Tomana, Fairmont Senior High School; Whitney Wade, Morgantown High School

Jim Dunn Memorial ScholarshipReese Burnside, Doddridge County High School; Quinn Jacquez, Morgantown High School; Caroline Kirby, University High School

John C. and Joann T. Wills Music Educators ScholarshipEmma Harvey, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Joycelyn A. and Robert A. Ayersman Sr. Memorial ScholarshipJesse Humphrey, Preston High School

KHS Class of ‘59 ScholarshipGabrielle Wolfe, Preston High School

Lillian A. Devison ScholarshipMason Winkie, West Virginia University

Margaret L. Spencer Health Career Education ScholarshipSade Miller, West Virginia University

Matthew “Biggie” Wolfe Memorial ScholarshipEmmery Cottrell, University High School; Zanon Sines, Morgantown High School

Micah Wilson Memorial ScholarshipJack Ernstes, University High School

Mountain Loggers Group, Inc. ScholarshipLogan Hosaflook, Glenville State College

North Elementary ScholarshipKathryn Lemley, Morgantown High School

PFC Andrew Martin “Bo” Harper Memorial ScholarshipJack Ernstes, University High School; Elizabeth Renzelli, Notre Dame High School

Roy and Frances Valentine Family ScholarshipDannielle Calcamp, Tucker County High School

Rusty Mazzie and Seth Nicholson Memorial ScholarshipGracie Marsh, Notre Dame High School

Sam McLaughlin Scholarship for the ArtsKathleen McPherson, Fairmont Senior High School

Scott Argabrite Memorial ScholarshipUilleam Bell, Socastee High School

Seth Burton Memorial ScholarshipSophia Tomana, Fairmont Senior High School

Sgt. Christopher Dalton Memorial ScholarshipKibsaim Coli, Morgantown High School

Soundra K. Poling – Brookhaven Elementary ScholarshipDaniel Larimer, Morgantown High School; Lindsey Moran, Morgantown High School

William “Will” Charleton Bridges ScholarshipGabrielle Walker, Fairmont Senior High School

William Charles Davis and Dorcas Regina Davis Educational ScholarshipAbigail Boggs, Fairmont State University

Woodrow W. Woods ScholarshipCoulter Bracken, Bridgeport High School; Abriann Hartzell, Robert C. Byrd High School; Denzil Hawkinberry, Bridgeport High School; Sofia Henline, Bridgeport High School; Leah Herndon, Lincoln High School; Matthew Howe, West Virginia University; Lindsay Knight, West Virginia University; Margaret Lohmann, West Virginia University; Samuel Martino, West Virginia University; Sierra Moses, Bridgeport High School; Jeffrey Muller, Bridgeport High School; Mackenzie Randolph, Bridgeport High School; Wyatt Ray, Marshall University; Elizabeth Renzelli, Notre Dame High School; Molly Runner, Bridgeport High School; Thomas Stire, Lincoln High School; Ava Vavrick, Bridgeport High School; Mason Winkie, West Virginia University

YCF’s mission is to promote philanthropy and build endowment funds to benefit our communities. Through financial resources, YCF extends assistance to qualified people, programs and projects in the form of grants and scholarships. Primarily serving North Central West Virginia, YCF’s underlying goal is always to enhance the quality of life for those the organization serves.

For more information please call (304) 296-3433 or visit YCF’s website, www.ycfwv.org.

Kathryn Lemley of Morgantown High School is the 2021 recipient of the North Elementary Scholarship. Pictured here with North Elementary Principal Natalie Webb.