While the Foundation administers certain aspects of the privately funded scholarships, it does not award them. To learn more about the scholarship award process, please contact the Shepherd Financial Aid Office at [email protected] (Include student ID and name).
Berkeley County Crime Solvers Scholarship
The Berkeley County Crime Solvers Scholarship is designated for employees of Berkeley County fire departments or law enforcement agencies. This endowed fund was established in 2006. Recipients must be enrolled in a criminal justice program at the Blue Ridge CTC.
Bertha M. Thomas Memorial Scholarship
The Bertha M. Thomas Memorial Scholarship is designated as a general academic award. This endowment was created by Ralph Thomas in memory of his wife, Bertha M. Thomas.
Bertha Rae Baker Memorial Scholarship
The Bertha Rae Baker Memorial Scholarship is designated for full-time elementary education majors who exhibit financial need. This endowment was established by Ms. Phoebe Leeman in memory of her mother, who graduated from Shepherd College in 1915. The scholarship honors Mrs. Baker's long-time teaching career by creating opportunities for future educators.
Betty Pugh Memorial Scholarship
The Betty Pugh Memorial Scholarship is designated for students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College studying science or medicine. This annually funded award was established in 2005 by the Martinsburg branch of the AAUW in memory of Betty Pugh, former president of the AAUW and director of the Berkeley County United Way for several years.
Boyle Family Football Scholarship
The Boyle Family Football Scholarship is designated for members of the Shepherd University football team. This annually funded award was created in 2014 by avid Shepherd Ram fans John and Lt. Col. Pam Boyle.
Boyle Family Scholarship
The Boyle Family Scholarship is designated in support of members of the Shepherd University Marching Band. This annually funded award was created by John Boyle in 2012 in tribute to the wonderful experience his daughter, Colleen, had as a band member during her time as a student at Shepherd.
Bruce M. Van Wyk Scholarship
The Bruce M. Van Wyk Scholarship is designated as a general academic award. This endowment was created by Mr. Van Wyk, who passed away in 2003.
Business Administration Scholarship
The Business Administration Scholarship is designated for business administration majors, with preference given to WV residents.
C. Brown and Hazel M. Hendricks Scholarship
The C. Brown and Hazel M. Hendricks Scholarship is designated for students majoring in home economics and family life, or related fields such as psychology, arts and music. This endowment was established by Hazel Hendricks '34 to honor her and her husband's high regards for a Shepherd education, especially in the field of home economics.
C. Thomas Baxter Memorial Scholarship
The C. Thomas Baxter, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is a general academic scholarship created to honor the memory of Tom Baxter, Jr., who served as vice president for Administration and Finance at Shepherd College until his passing in 1998. This endowed fund was established to recognize his personal and professional support of the Foundation's mission to see that every qualified, deserving student has the opportunity to attend Shepherd.