Our Scholarship Funds

The Dora Jo Byrnside Scholarship Fund:  Established in August 2003, this scholarship fund was created by the Byrnside family in honor of Dora Jo Byrnside, a former teacher at Scott High School. Eligible students must be graduating seniors at Scott High School. Academic performance and financial need may be considered.

The Madison Rotary Scholarship Fund:  This fund was created by the Madison Rotary Club, endowed and managed by the Community Foundation.  It is not to be confused with the scholarships handled independently through the Madison Rotary.  Created in December 2004, eligible students must be graduating seniors from Van High School, Scott High School or Christian Faith Academy.  Academic performance and financial need may be considered.

The Regina S. McCormick Memorial Scholarship Fund:  In December 2011, family members, friends, and community supporters started working together to form this fund in memory of Regina McCormick, a teacher at Madison Middle School who passed unexpectedly in April 2011. Eligible students must be graduating seniors at Scott High School who are entering an in-state college or university majoring in an education field of study. Academic performance and financial need may be considered.

The Big Coal River Scholarship:   Connie Hendricks, BCCF Board member and native of the Big Coal area, actively promoted this fund with the community, friends, family, alumni and businesses.  The Big Coal River Scholarship will grant its first scholarship to a Sherman High senior in 2017. Academic performance and financial need may be considered.

Two new scholarships funds are being created:

The Carrie Anne Scott Memorial Scholarship: This fund is now being endowed at BCCF by family and friends. In May of 2013, The Madison Middle School donated the proceeds from their annual spaghetti fundraiser for the initial contribution. Once fully funded, the scholarship will be available for Scott High School seniors attending Southern WV Community and Technical College. The education field of study will be preferred. Academic performance and financial need may be considered.

Tamplin Scholarship: This fund is being created by family and friends in memory of Mary and Clarence D. Tamplin, both of whom were past educations in Boone County. Once fully funded, this scholarship will be available to all Boone County high school seniors. Academic performance and financial need may be considered.