Employees of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College have created a scholarship to honor retiring President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin. The scholarship administered through the Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation is part of the 2020 Vision Major Gifts Campaign. Tomblin, the driving force behind the fundraising effort, created the campaign to sustain the college and provide more opportunities to students. The fundraising campaign has raised $16.4 million through community donations, Foundations, and grants. The Southern Foundation has distributed $2.2 million in scholarships since 2007and provided over $700,000 to Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in aid and educational support. ““The major gifts campaign is her legacy to this institution and the employees felt it was appropriate to honor her in this way,” said Emma Baisden, Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Governors. For more information on the 2020 Vision Major Gifts Campaign visit our website at southernwv.edu .
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The Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation, Inc. announces the availability of the Appalachian Regional Commission Scholarship for displaced coal miners and their immediate family members.
This is a “needs‐based” scholarship for students who have been adversely impacted by the downturn of the coal industry in the West Virginia counties of Boone, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, and Wyoming. The students must demonstrate a financial need for tuition, textbooks, supplies, or other miscellaneous costs. The amount of the scholarship award will vary depending on the financial need.
The application deadline is July 1, 2015 for the Fall semester. You may download the application online at southernwv.edu or visit the Development Office on the Logan Campus. For more information contact Development@southernwv.edu or 304.896.7407.