Scholarships
To apply for one of the following scholarships, you will need to download the scholarship
form below.  Scholarship Form submission instructions are detailed in the Instruction file that
can also be downloaded below.
Download Scholarship Application Form               Download Scholarship Instructions

CAMPAIGN 2000 SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Campaign 2000 is the general scholarship fund for the Hinton Area Foundation.
Scholarships made possible by the Campaign 2000 Scholarship Fund may be awarded to
students enrolled in post-secondary education who are graduates of Summers County
Public Schools, or who are residents of Summers County, and who have maintained at least
a 3.0 GPA for the four years of high school. Scholarships made possible by this fund are
made specifically for the academic year for which the applicant first applies, with a tentative
commitment to continue such funding for a total of four years of undergraduate work,
contingent upon availability of scholarship funds, annual application, the student pursuing a
regular course of study and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA. These scholarships are funded
by $1000 pledges from individuals and organizations.
DR. MATTHEW ELLISON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Matthew Ellison was a student at Hinton High School who
continued his education to become a medical doctor. He
practiced medicine in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His family and
his friends, both in Hinton and in Oak Ridge, have made
donations to create this scholarship fund in his memory.
Scholarships made possible by the Dr. Matthew Ellison
Memorial Scholarship Fund are awarded to students who are
graduates of Summers County Public Schools for
undergraduate study at colleges and universities with priority
given to students entering the field of medicine. Each
scholarship recipient is chosen on the basis of an evaluation
of his or her application information and shall have
maintained at least a 3.0 GPA for the four years of high school.
Scholarships made possible by this fund are made
specifically for the academic year for which the applicant first
applies, with a possibility of continuing such funding for a total
of four years of undergraduate work, contingent upon
availability of scholarship.
BILL VAN SANT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Bill Van Sant Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Bill Van Sant by his family. Bill was a retired teacher of social studies
and American history who believed in the power of education. He took a very strong interest in the Summers County School system.
Scholarships are to be awarded to residents of Summers County who have a financial need and a grade point average of at least 3.0
for four years of high school. They must have demonstrated ambition through participation in high school activities. Preference will be
given, but not limited to, a student who plans to teach. The student is not limited to a choice of college or university; they may choose
the college, university or community college of their choice.

CHPR GWINN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Gwinn Family Scholarship was created by Campbell Gwinn of Green Sulphur Springs. The Gwinn Family was one of the very first
families in Summers County with one branch settling in the Lowell area and another in Green Sulphur Springs. Concord University
has also contributed significant assets to this fund to make this scholarship possible. Scholarships made possible by the CHPR
Gwinn Family Scholarship Fund are awarded to students who are graduates of Summers County Public Schools, or who are
residents of Summers County for undergraduate study at Concord University. Each scholarship recipient is chosen on the basis of
an evaluation of his or her application information and is not limited to those students who have superior academic records.
Scholarships made possible by this fund are made specifically for the academic year for which the applicant first applies.

CLAUDE JOHNSON JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This fund was set up in memory of Claude Johnson Jr. by his widow, Vera. Vera had dropped out of school at the age of 16 but then
returned to high school to graduate with her eldest son. She continued on at Concord and eventually got a master's degree in
education from West Virginia University. Scholarships made possible by the Claude Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund are
awarded to students who are graduates of Summers County Public Schools for undergraduate study at colleges and universities.
Each scholarship recipient is chosen on the basis of an evaluation of his or her application information, and who maintained at least
a 2.75 grade point average for the four years of high school and demonstrates financial need. Scholarships made possible by this
fund are made specifically for the academic year for which the applicant first applies.

DR STOKES SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This fund is a general scholarship, based on need and academic records. The fund is administered by the Hinton Area Foundation
with the advice of the Rotary Club of Hinton. This is a one year scholarship.

E. ANN GORE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This Fund was created by Ann Gore, a local insurance agent and member of the original Hinton Area Foundation Board of Directors,
as a result of her receiving from Nationwide Insurance its Corporate Community Service Award. This award was in recognition of
Ann's involvement in her community through her work in schools and churches, her support of athletic programs and community
projects, and her quality of customer service. This Scholarship is awarded to a Summers County High School student who has
demonstrated leadership through community service and academic performance.

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF HINTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was set up by the directors of the First National Bank of Hinton (Now First Century Bank). Scholarships made
possible by the First National Bank of Hinton Scholarship Fund are awarded to students who are graduates of Summers County
Public Schools, or who are residents of Summers County for undergraduate study at colleges and universities. Each scholarship
recipient is chosen on the basis of an evaluation of his or her application information and shall not be limited to those students who
have superior academic records. Scholarships made possible by this fund are made specifically for the academic year for which the
applicant first applies.

THE H. ELLSWORTH AND BEULAH HEDRICK SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Beulah and Ellsworth's children created this scholarship to honor their parents, who enjoyed 54 years of marriage. Ellsworth's career
was typical of many of our distinguished teachers. He graduated from Talcott High School in 1935, attended Concord for two years
and began teaching in 1937. His schools, many being one-room schoolhouses, included River Ridge, Tempa, Davis, Griffiths Creek,
Mt. View, Talcott, Crossroads and Hinton High School. Ellsworth's extraordinary career spanned 44 years, science and history
dominating his later years. Many of his students became "Golden Horseshoe" winners. Beulah (nee Garten), raised in Tampa,
married Ellsworth in 1939 becoming his greatest supporter. A fulltime housewife she took especial joy in both her immediate and
extended family. The scholarship is given to a student who is a "Golden Horseshoe" winner, a strong social studies or science
student, and chosen by the social studies and science faculty at Summers County High School.

THE HOWARD CREED FUND (FORMERLY THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP FUND)
Scholarships made possible by this fund are awarded to students who are graduates of Summers County High School, for
undergraduate study at an accredited college or university. The scholarship may be given to the same student for one year or
renewed annually for up to four years. The recipient will be named by the Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Hinton, WV.
Should the session not have a recipient for the grant, then that scholarship will be awarded by the HAF Scholarship Committee. Each
scholarship recipient is chosen on the basis of an evaluation of his or her application information.

JAMES MCCREERY BAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Col. James McCreery Baylor of Richmond, VA died August 21, 2004.  He was a retired senior vice president of A.T. Massey Coal
Company, Inc. and a retired US Marine Corps Reserve Colonel.  He also served for over 40 years on the Boards of Directors of Piney
Land Company, McCreery Coal Land Company, and James T. McCreery Company.  A native of Hinton, he attended Ascension
Episcopal Church.  He held a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.  Later, he earned a Masters Degree in
Commerce at the University of Richmond.  He was also a graduate of Command and Staff College at Quantico, VA.  He served in
WWII in the Pacific and then later in the Korean War.
Although he left Hinton at a young age, he retained a strong interest in the area.  His family and the directors of the Piney Land
Company, McCreery Coal Land Company, and James T. McCreery Company have established a fund in the Hinton Area Foundation
to honor his memory and his ties to Hinton.  The income from the fund is to be awarded annually in his name at the discretion of the
Board of the Hinton Area Foundation.

JOHN E. AND BETTY HENDRICK SCHOLARSHIP FUND
John and Betty Hendrick moved back to Summers County after a very successful business career in North Carolina.  Their primary
interest now is their farm near Ballengee.  They have created with this fund two scholarships: one for a 4-H member to attend camp
who would be unable to do so without assistance; and the second for an FFA student who plans to attend college to pursue farming
endeavors or vocational training.

JOHN E. AND MARJORIE BURDETTE FUND
Established by their children, the John E. and Marjorie E. Burdette fund is established to provide for Summers County students
majoring in elementary education at Concord University. Established in 2003.

JOSEPH M. PLUMLEY/ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship was created in 2002 by Melvin Plumley in memory of his son, Joseph M. Plumley, who died in 2002 at the age of 35.
The net income from this fund is to be paid to a student from the Hinton area, including Summers County and adjoining areas of
Raleigh, Monroe, Greenbrier, and Fayette counties. The scholarship can be paid out for any worthy scholastic purpose, including, but
not limited to, a college education. It will be awarded on the basis of need. The fund is administered by the Hinton Area Foundation
with the advice of the Hinton Rotary Club.

JOYCE JARRELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Local business woman, Joyce Jarrell, created this fund in her will. She and her husband, Mac, had operated an Exxon station in
Hinton for many years. Undergraduate Study: Scholarships made possible by the Jarrell Scholarship Fund may be awarded to
students enrolled in post-secondary education who are graduates of Summers County public schools or who are residents of
Summers County, and who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA for the four years of high school and have an ACT score of at least 20
or an equivalent SAT score. Scholarships made possible by this fund are specifically for the academic year for which the applicant
first applies, with a tentative commitment to continue such funding for a total of four years of undergraduate work, contingent upon
availability of scholarship funds, biannual letters of progress, submission of semester grade reports to trustees of the Fund, and
maintenance of a 3.0 GPA. Concord University will match the amount of this scholarship for students who elect to attend Concord
University. Graduate Study: One annual $2000 stipend may be awarded to a college graduate who desires to pursue post graduate
study or professional school. The student must have graduated with at least an overall 3.0 average in undergraduate work and a 3.5
average in the major field in which the applicant wishes to pursue graduate study. The stipend may be continued for the amount of
time which is normally allotted by the degree-granting institution to complete the advanced degree and contingent upon the students
maintaining a B average. The scholarship student must also submit to the trustees of this fund biannual letters of progress and
semester grade reports. This stipend is available to graduates of Summers county public schools who are less than 30 years of age
and not employed full-time. All decisions on granting this scholarship shall be within the sole discretion of the trustees of the Joyce
Jarrell Scholarship Trust.

KIWANIS CLUB OF HINTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Scholarships made possible by the Kiwanis Club are awarded to students who are graduates of Summers County Public schools,
or who are residents of Summers County for undergraduate study at colleges and universities. Scholarships made possible by this
fund are specifically for the academic year for which the applicant first applies. Each recipient is chosen on the basis of an evaluation
of his or her application information and is not limited to those students who have superior academic records.

LINCOLN SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Lincoln School Scholarship fund will make awards for undergraduate study at colleges and universities to students who are
graduates of Summers County Public Schools, or are residents of Summers County and have parents or grandparents who attended
Lincoln School.

MARGARET "PEGGY" ROSSI SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship was established by Peggy's family in hopes that her memory and spirit would continue to aid citizens of Summers
County.  Graduating seniors may apply for the scholarship for a wide range of career plans, from social work to vocational trades.

NATIONAL BANK OF SUMMERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The directors of the National Bank of Summers (now City National Bank) created this fund. Scholarships made possible by the
National Bank of Summers Scholarship Fund are awarded to students who are graduates of Summers County Public Schools, or
who are residents of Summers County for undergraduate study at colleges and universities. Each scholarship recipient is chosen on
the basis of an evaluation of his or her application information and is not limited to those students who have superior academic
records. Scholarships made possible by this fund are made specifically for the academic year for which the applicant first applies.

PAUL HESS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Paul Hess came to Hinton to serve as President of the National Bank of Summers. He was on the group which first planned the HAF
and served as one of its incorporators and directors. His family and his friends have made donations to create this scholarship fund.
Paul was an avid golfer, so an annual golf tournament is held in Oak Hill, the proceeds of which are used to increase the endowment
each year. Scholarships made possible by the Paul Hess Memorial Scholarship Fund are awarded to students who are graduates of
Summers County Public Schools for undergraduate study at colleges and universities. Each scholarship recipient is chosen on the
basis of an evaluation of his or her application information, must have participated in at least one athletic team sport, and have
maintained at least a 3.0 academic average for the four years of high school. Additionally, recipients of this scholarship are required
to obtain four letters of recommendation by the faculty and can not have received more than one other scholarship from any source.
Scholarships made possible by this fund are made specifically for the academic year for which the applicant first applies.

RALPH JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
To honor his memory Ralphs family and friends have created this scholarship to encourage young people to pursue vocational
education after high school.

SUMMERS COUNTY KIDS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was made possible by the success of the drama programs in the Summers County Schools led by Patricia Jeffries
and Thomas Hutchison and will be given first in the spring of 2004. The student who receives this award should be a graduate of
Summers County High School who participated in some aspect of the Hinton Area Kids in Dramatic Studies and/or the Summers
County Drama Department. The student should be pursuing a degree in fine arts, participating in a fine arts program, or entering a
field that would have a positive impact on the fine arts education. The applicant must submit an essay that reflects how the fine arts
has had an impact on his or her education. The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on an evaluation of his or her application
in formation including the essay.

TALCOTT HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Scholarships made possible by the Talcott High School Scholarship fund will be awarded to students who are graduates of
Summers County High School and would have graduated from Talcott High School had consolidations not occurred. The graduate
must live in the area served by Talcott High School at the time of its closing in 1980. This area includes but is not limited to the
communities of Talcott, Lowell, Pence Springs, Clayton, Judson, Hilldale, Powleys Creek, Forest Hill, Indian Mills, Marie, Ballengee,
and Barger Springs. The applicant must have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average for the four years of high school. Funds
made available through this scholarship are for graduates pursuing post secondary education and are made specifically for the
acedemic year for which the applicant first applies. Each scholarship recipient is chosen on the basis of an evaluation of his or her
application information.

WILLIAM GARTEN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Bill Garten was a teacher in the Summers County school system for many years. He was also the head coach of the Hinton High
School Football Team from 1957 to 1978, winning a state championship in 1968. The football field at Summers County High School
was named “Garten Field” in 1999 to honor Coach Garten. Coach and his family and friends have established this scholarship fund
to help local students. There is a golf tournament at Willowwood Country Club each Labor Day weekend, the proceeds of which go
into the endowment.









Stephen D. Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund is to honor the memory of Stephen D. Jones by funding one or more annual scholarships for Summers County High School Graduates pursuing a 4-year degree at an accredited college or university.
Carol Davis Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created in memory of Carol Davis, who taught English in Summers County
Schools for 24 years. She taught 8th-grade English for most of her career, both at Talcott Junior High
and Summers Middle School, and shared her love of the English language and English literature with
many students throughout the years. Recipients for this scholarship are chosen for their strong general
academic skills, but preference will be given to those who display an interest in studying English and/or
education in college.
Randy "Paul" Martin II Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Randy "Paul" Martin II scholarship was created by Paul's family and friends to honor his memory. Paul was a 2000 graduate of Summers County High School and a 2003 graduate of Marshall University. He worked as the service manager for Advanced Technical Solutions. He lived with his loving wife Andrea and their "rescued" dog Ellie in Huntington. Also Paul had a great love for the outdoors. He excelled in hunting, fishing, mountain biking, and kickball. He had a kind heart that was reflected in his relationships with all of those he came in contact with. The scholarship is for a Summers County High School graduate attending Marshall University or Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington, WV.


Last updated March 13, 2014 (TK)
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