Blake E. Fought Memorial Scholarship
In 2003, the CVCWVUAA established a $25,000 endowment to provide scholarships for area students attending West Virginia University. This endowment provides undergraduate scholarships for students who are nonresidents of West Virginia enrolled at WVU living in the geographical area served by the CVCWVUAA.
High schools in the chapter’s immediate service area as well as the counties in the Chapter’s full service area are eligible. Recipients shall have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need with awards being made by weighing each criterion equally. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any succeeding year, but is limited to not more than two consecutive award cycles.
Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the WVU Office of Student Financial Aid. Two equal scholarships of a minimum of $500.00 shall be awarded yearly until such time as the endowment can support additional recipients. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of Blake E. Fought.
The endowment funds are invested and managed by the WVU Foundation along with all other alumni chapter scholarship funds.
Since 2005, the CVCWVUAA has awarded over $7,000.00 in scholarships.
In 2007, the CVCWVUAA was recognized with a Scholarship Brick as a way to honor donors of endowed funds benefiting students in a visible and permanent way. The Foundation engraved the name of the CVCWVUAA endowed scholarship at WVU into a brick. These bricks serve as a pathway of the Ernest L. Hogan Scholars Walk located directly in front of the University’s Downtown Library Complex.
You may make contributions to the fund directly by making your check payable to the WVU Foundation with the notation for Blake E. Fought Memorial Scholarship/3S844 and forwarding it to the WVU Foundation, P.O. Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507-1650 or to the CVCWVUAA, PO Box 1505, Glen Allen, VA 23060.