The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation held its spring Scholarship Reception on Tuesday, April 17 at the Parkersburg Country Club. The event recognized the Foundation’s scholarship recipients and the donors who support them.
The Foundation offers over $220,000 in scholarships every year to the institution’s students through the support of the WVU at Parkersburg’s Legacy donors and additional supporters. During the 2017 – 2018 academic year, the Foundation awarded 184 students with scholarships.
“We would not have this opportunity to offer these scholarships without the generosity of our donors, “ said WVU at Parkersburg Foundation Director Senta Goudy. “It is because of their kindness that our recipients are able to obtain their college degree.”
Students at WVU Parkersburg may submit one application each academic year to be considered for a variety of scholarships. Many are available for children and grandchildren of WVU Parkersburg or Parkersburg Community College alumni, non-traditional students, graduates of West Virginia high schools in the Mid-Ohio Valley and more.
One of the many scholars present was student Michael Lambert, the fall 2017 Lloyd Vandale scholarship recipient. He graduated in 2017 with a Board of Regents degree with a concentration in accounting.
The scholarship was founded by the late Lloyd Vandale, a West Virginia airline mechanic that never attended college. In his will, Vandale left a significant legacy to the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation to be divided and given to deserving students.
In the 2017 – 2018 academic year, there were 20 Vandale scholarship recipents.
“There are great opportunities for many people to be a part of the WVU Parkersburg community,” said Lambert. “The institution offers a wide variety of programs, and I am very appreciative of the Foundation and the scholarships it provides. It made a difference in my son’s life and my own.”
For more information, contact the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation by emailing ude.puvwnull@noitadnuof or calling 304-424-8340.