Barbara Hall Memorial Scholarship
The Barbara Hall Memorial Scholarship was named in honor of the mother of the 25177 Foundation’s president, Walter Hall. Mrs. Hall instilled a strong work ethic and an understanding of the importance of community service in her three children, Debbie Hall Bliss, Walter and Teresa Hall Morris – values that continue today through the work of the 25177 Foundation.
The Barbara Hall Memorial Scholarship is a one-time payment of $500 to a college bound, high school senior who demonstrates the values for which Mrs. Hall was well known throughout the St. Albans area. One scholarship is awarded each year to a student at St. Albans High School.
Applicants are required to submit:
- a completed application, which can be obtained from the Counseling Center at St. Albans High School;
- proof of a cumulative high school GPA of 2.75 or higher;
- a one-two page essay on your intended course of study in college, your plans after college and how community service has and will continue to play a part in your life;
- a recommendation letter from a teacher, coach or other non-related adult;
- proof of at least 25 hours of community service during your senior year of high school; and
- a copy of your college acceptance letter with verification that you will attend college beginning in the fall after your high school graduation.
The deadline for submitting applications for the 2016 St. Albans High School scholarship was March 8, 2016.
Please be aware of the stipulation that if you are chosen to receive the scholarship and do not complete the Fall 2016 semester of college, you will be expected to return the scholarship award to the 25177 Foundation within ten days of withdrawing from college.
Questions? Contact the 25177 Foundation at 25177Foundation@gmail.com.
2013 scholarship recipient Jeremy Huff from Winfield High School is currently attending Marshall University
2014 St. Albans High School recipient, Kelsea Thayer, plans to attend Marshall University in the fall.
2014 Gateway Christian Church recipient, Madison Albert from St. Albans High School, plans to attend West Virginia University in the fall and study physical therapy.
2015 Barbara Hall Memorial Scholarship winners Hannah Myers and Madison Workman with Walt and Kyle Hall.
Ms. Myers is attending the University of Charleston and Ms. Workman is attending Marshall University.