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Barnesville High School Class of 1979 Establishes Scholarship


December 15, 2014

For Immediate Release


Wheeling, WV – Beginning in the spring of 2015, academically accomplished students at Barnesville High School (BHS) will have the chance to apply for a new scholarship to attend one of our nation’s top colleges or universities.

Made possible through donations and support from the BHS Class of 1979, the four-year scholarship is named the Barnesville Class of 1979 Scholarship for Academic Excellence. It will provide up to $40,000 per year for four years, covering tuition, room and board. While the award is open to students pursuing any field of study, preference will be given to those seeking degrees in math and science.

“In establishing the scholarship, we want to help students who demonstrate exceptional intellectual strength and creativity by providing them with the resources to cultivate their talents to the greatest possible extent,” said Scott Willis from the BHS Class of 1979.

“Our goal is to promote a greater respect for and appreciation of learning and the importance of a college education. We hope the award will encourage students to set high personal goals and ultimately achieve more for themselves, their families, their communities and their country.”

The scholarship will be administered by the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc. For more information about applying for it, or contributing to the scholarship fund, please contact Vicki Smith at the Community Foundation, at 304-242-3144 or