Our Community's Foundation - The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) and the Regional Affiliate Foundations of Doddridge, Ritchie, Jackson, Mason Counties and the Little Kanawha Area (Wirt-Calhoun) announces the availability of scholarships for students from throughout the Foundation's service area (Wood, Calhoun, Gilmer, Doddridge, Roane, Wirt, Ritchie, Jackson, Mason, and Pleasant Counties in West Virginia and Washington County, Ohio).

Students can access information about scholarships by visiting the Foundation's web site at or through the guidance offices at high schools throughout the region.

The application deadline is March 20, 2007.

The Foundation administers more than 120 scholarship funds; each award has certain eligibility restrictions. For example, some scholarships are restricted to students graduating from a particular high school; others are restricted to students pursuing a certain field of study or attending a particular post-secondary educational institution.

A complete listing of Foundation scholarships and their criteria is available on the web site. For more information, contact the Foundation at 304-428-4438 or

Founded in 1963, the Foundation serves as a vehicle through which community members can create permanent funds to benefit the charitable needs of the region. The Foundation administers more than 320 funds representing nearly $21 million in assets.