2009 Grants and Scholarships




Bluefield College - $820 for the first Annual Speech Contest (Alfred and Shirley Wampler Caudill Fund)

Bible in the Schools – $185 Donor-Designated for the Mercer County Program (B.G. and Rachel Blalock Family Fund)

Mercer/Tazewell County Reading Bee - $1,000 for support of the program  (Bluefield Daily Telegraph Literacy Fund and Unrestricted Fund)

Education Alliance - $1,000 21st Century Teaching Mini-Grants Program (Unrestricted Fund)

Mountain Kids, Inc. - $1,000 Kids Club Art Project (The Ruth Creasy and A. Elmo Fleshman Fund and the Janie Poteet Light Fund for Art Studies)

Read Aloud of Mercer County - $1,000 Author’s Month and Favorite Book Art Contest 2009 (Rotary Club of Bluefield, WV Fund and Unrestricted Fund)

Second Chance Learning Center - $1,351 to help rebuild the library (Unrestricted Fund)

United Way of the Virginias, Inc. - $1,000 for the First Book Mercer County Program (Unrestricted Fund)

Bluefield Lions Club - $500r the WV Lions Sight Van Program  (American Electric Power Community Service Fund)

Mercer Health Right, Inc. - $180 Donor-designated for the program (Charles E. and Jerry Ann Myles Fund)

Child Protect of Mercer County - $2,000 for the Body Safety Program   (Fund for Mercer County and the Jeffrey Edward Shott Memorial Fund)

Children’s Home Society of WV/Mercer County WE CAN - $1,000 to support quarterly activities (Fund for Mercer County and Unrestricted Fund)

City of Princeton Police Department - $1,200 for the purchase of digital cameras and memory cards (Unrestricted Fund)

Mercer County Civil Air Patrol - $500 for signage for the new facility (Anonymous Fund and Unrestricted Fund)

Mercer County Fellowship Home - $1,432 for carpeting for five bedrooms (Warren Ashby and Elizabeth Featherstone Thornhill Memorial Fund and Unrestricted Fund)

Mercer County Spay Association - $500 for low cost spay and neutering services (Unrestricted Fund)

Mother of Christ Julinoel (Tazewell) - $1,000 for the replacement of beds and mattresses (Unrestricted Fund)

Pet Haven Rescue Center - $500 to support the program (Unrestricted Fund)

Pisgah Community Playground Assoc. - $1,000 for playground equipment and improvements (Unrestricted Fund)

SAFE (Stop Abusive Family Environments, Inc.) - $1,000 to design, print and distribute SAFE brochures (Unrestricted Fund)

Salvation Army in Bluefield - $1,735 for playground improvements (Charles A. and Marjorie M. Peters Fund and Unrestricted Fund)

Second Chance for Cats - $500 to support the program (Unrestricted Fund)

Sunrise Center (Tazewell) - $600 for GED books and supplies (Unrestricted Fund)

The Wade Center - $1,000 for new child care facility (Sylvester C. and Janice Myers Fund)

Alliance for the Arts, Ltd. - $1,500 for the Godspell Production (Fannie Kate and Betty Gardner Bailey Fund and Unrestricted Fund)

City of Princeton Railroad Museum - $1,000 for archival materials and supplies (Unrestricted Fund)

Gary Bowlings House of Art - $1,500 for the Children’s Art Extravaganza (The Janie Poteet Light Fund for Art Studies and the Judge Jerome and Hilda R. Katz Memorial Fund)

Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park - $1,000 for the upgrade and beautification of the parking lot (The Ammar Family Memorial Fund)

Pocahontas Exhibition Mine & Museum - $1,500 to help with the roof replacement (Unrestricted Fund)

Princeton Senior High School Band Boosters - $1,500 for the first annual marching band competition (Unrestricted Fund)





Alex Mahood Fund - $500.00

Alfred and Shirley Wampler Caudill Scholarship Fund - $400.00

C.B. and Ora Hunter Hancock Memorial Scholarship - $150.00

Doctor Jack Walter Witten Scholarship Fund - $1,00.00

E. R. Gillespie Scholarship Fund - $500.00

Grace Hanna and Maurice Weinberg Scholarship Fund - $150.00

Graham High School Scholarship Fund - $300.00

Harman Masonic Lodge #222 - $500.00

Joshua Lee Shutt Memorial Scholarship Fund - $2,000.00

Kendrick Family Scholarship Fund - $10,000.00

Lindsay Rebekah Haun Memorial Scholarship Fund - $2,000.00

Max and Virginia Kammer Family Scholarship - $1,500.00

Ralph H. and Shirley D. Kiser Family Scholarship Fund                                              

Rose Sinicrope Scholarship Fund - $5,000.00

Roy R. Raub M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund - $15,800.00

William G. Skewes Memorial Scholarship Fund - $250.00