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.

The Carrie Anne Scott Memorial Scholarship: This fund was 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. This scholarship is now 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 was created by family and friends in memory of Mary and Clarence D. Tamplin, both of whom were past educations in Boone County. This scholarship is available to all Boone County high school seniors. Academic performance and financial need may be considered.

D&T Harless Education Scholarship: This fund was created in November 2016 by Debra and Terry Harless, both educators. This scholarship is available to all Boone County seniors that will be attending college, majoring in either Education or Business. Academic performance and financial need may be considered.

The Evelyn K. Sitler Memorial Scholarship: Evelyn K. Sitler touched thousands of lives as a nurse, teacher, and friend. Kris’ accomplishments in Boone County were immeasurable. She spearheaded the establishment of the Boone County Rescue Squad and the Allied Health Program at the Boone Career and Technical Center. She also successfully sued for gender discrimination and obtained equal pay for female school instructors. This fund was established by her two sons Michael Sitler and George Sitler  in her memory and in keeping with her spirit. Once the fund incubates for a year, anyone in Boone County that is seeking a certificate or degree at an accredited education institution can apply.