The Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that $43,545 in scholarship support was recently awarded to students from Calhoun, Gilmer, and Wirt counties to assist in their pursuit of post-secondary education.

These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of individuals and businesses who believe in the importance of education and who have partnered with the Foundation to create permanent scholarship funds.

Scholarships awarded and recipients include:

Chester H. Bruce Memorial Scholarship - Shawna Ashby and Trenton Richards

DLS Educational Foundation Scholarship - Alexis Petrovsky, Loden Campbell, Sarah Cunningham, and Zachary Yoke

James H. Roberts Athletic Scholarship - Zachary Yoke

LKACF Scholarship - Maggie Bailey, Mikela Long, and Sydney Woods

Lu-VE Foundation Scholarship - Kassidy Root

Marbie McCartney Smith Memorial Scholarship - Megan Harding

Roscoe R. Daniell Memorial Scholarship - Daniel McCloy

The Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF). The PACF awards scholarships throughout its eleven-county service area; and fourteen area students were recipients of PACF scholarships this year:

Anna Louise Roberts Memorial Scholarship - Addie Bailey, Maggie Bailey, Kyler Carper, Daniel McCloy, Rebekah McCloy, Haley McKown, and Brooklyn Smith

Clayburn J. Sr. & Garnet R. Hanna Scholarship - Mikaela Long

Douglas E. Cochran Scholarship - Nicole Bailey

Kenneth D. & Katherine D. Davis Memorial Scholarship - Andrew Saho

Larry D. and Margaret D. Brown Scholarship - Zane Cogar and Madisyn Furr

Mary K. Smith Rector Scholarship - Zane Cogar, Savanna Garcia, and Hunter Lemon

As the cost for post-secondary education continues to rise, the Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation encourages individuals concerned about the academic future of our region’s young people to partner with the Foundation. Individuals can volunteer on the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund Committee, donate to build a current scholarship fund, or create a new scholarship fund. Together we can make a meaningful difference for our community’s next generation. To learn more about the Foundation’s current scholarships or how to create your own scholarship, visit   or call 304-428-4438.