Community Foundation Awards $98,350 in Eastern Panhandle Scholarships
Ciera Clawson and Ann Stickley pose with Hawk Hawkens Scholarship founder Susan Hawkens Whalton and several other hard-working and talented students during the Scholars & Donors Reception.
We are delighted to share several photos and a recap of the Community Foundation’s Scholars & Donors Reception that was held last May at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg. It was standing room only, with over 130 people including 50+ students, dozens of parents, and several donors in attendance. Tiffany and the staff did a splendid job of accommodating us and everyone had a wonderful time.
Susan Hawkens Whalton spoke eloquently on behalf of the donors who established scholarship funds at the Community Foundation and Shepherd University sophomore Jillian O’Connell, who is studying to become an educator, was equally charming speaking on behalf of the students who receive the scholarships. Special thanks to them and to our board members who presented the scholarship letters to the students.
Scholarship Coordinator Amy Pancake was able to include a brief bio of each student receiving a scholarship and she nailed the pronunciation of every single name (no small feat when names included Insixiengnmay, Kubovicik, and Yadara).
Here are photos of just a few of the 60 students who received scholarships from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation in 2017. A total of $98,350 was awarded! Thank you to one and all for making this such a resounding success.