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).
Wilma A. Neff Endowed Scholarship
The Wilma A. Neff Endowed Scholarship is designated for students from the Eastern Panhandle majoring in elementary or special education, with preference given to those residing in Jefferson County, WV This endowment was established by the Shepherd University Foundation on the occasion of Wilma Neff’s retirement in honor of her dedicated and outstanding service as executive secretary and treasurer of the Foundation's board of directors.
World War I Remembrance Scholarship
The World War I Remembrance Scholarship is designated in support of West Virginia residents studying a major included in Shepherd University’s College of Business. This annually funded award was created in 2018 by John and Pam Boyle in tribute to John F. Fleming, a young farmer from Harpers Ferry, WV, who volunteered to serve his country during World War I. He was killed in action in France on October 13, 1918, less than one month before the November 11 armistice. On the 100th anniversary of his death and the end of World War I, John and Pam Boyle wished to honor this young patriot by creating a scholarship in his memory. The couple discovered Fleming’s grave in a Virginia cemetery that lies between Shepherdstown and their home in Ashburn, VA. Bearing distinctive marking, the young soldier’s tombstone caught their eye and inspired them to research more about his life and death. “He is someone whose sacrifice we wished to honor,” said Pam, who previously served as an officer in the United States Army and now works in information technology.
Zenith Young Memorial Scholarship
The Zenith Young Memorial Scholarship is designated as a general academic award. This endowment was created in 2002 following the passing of Ms. Young, a former Shepherd student, at the age 101.
Zoë Haynes Walker Seale Scholarship
The Zoë Haynes Walker Seale Scholarship is designated as a general academic award. This endowed fund was established by Mrs. Walker Haynes Seale, who worked at Shepherd University as the chief development officer and served as vice-president of the Shepherd University Foundation board of directors.