VFW Post 9053 awards scholarships

By Lorna Hart - lhart@civitasmedia.com

TUPPERS PLAINS — VFW Post 9053 recently presented four 2015 high school graduates with scholarships totaling $1,000. The scholarship fund was established by the Post for members who have relatives going onto a program in higher education.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students who have family members of the Post must submit applications and provide an acceptance letter from their college. The scholarship is divided equally between the qualifying recipients for that year.

Breanna Bailey and Sheyla Kibble, from Eastern Local High School, Gage Smith, from Southern Local High School, and Holly Walcutt, from Parkersburg South, were presented with the scholarship by Charles Mugrage, commander of Post 9053.

“The purpose of the scholarship is to give back to the community,” Mugrage said, “and to our veterans.”


By Lorna Hart