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Grants and Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships

At the Webster County Community Fund, we are first and foremost stewards of our donors' dollars. That means we are involved in the community and know the most pressing needs in our county. We are here to help you find the best way to use your generous donations. Donor’s funds are distributed either through grants or scholarships.


Since 2005 the WCCF has distributed more than $78,000 in grants throughout the community. Grants from the WCCF support organizations and programs benefiting the residents of Webster County. We make grants across a broad range of fields, including:

Arts, Culture and Heritage
• Parks & Recreation
• Beautification
• Education
• Health and Human Services

We make grants to nonprofit organizations qualified for tax-exempt status under the IRS Code and to public entities. We will consider funding a grassroots group under the sponsorship of a fiscal agent with the appropriate tax status.

For more information on how to apply for a grant, contact us at:

P O Box 11
Webster Springs, WV 26288
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Recent Grant Recipients include:

Cowen Public Library, Webster-Addison Public Library, Webster County High School, Webster County Health Department and Diana Eagles Community Center.



Webster Countians are generous and committed to helping others succeed in life through continuing education. The donors of our scholarships design the criteria for selection.  We, through our partnership with the Beckley Area Foundation, help them find the best candidates and manage the selection process.

The WCCF/BAF currently manages the following scholarship funds for Webster County students:

George and Jean Thompson Douglas Scholarship:
The late George Douglas and his wife, Jean Thompson Douglas, endowed a scholarship for a graduate of Webster County High School seeking a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in West Virginia. The Douglas’ match every dollar contributed to the Fund by the community up to $100,000.

Bill Weese Trades Scholarship:
The daughter of the late Bill Weese (1950-2003), Anissa Weese, launched a scholarship program which supports students seeking a professional trade. Trade schools include vocational education programs which offer certification or degree programs designed to teach students skills for a specific segment of employment. Vocational education programs include training in health care assistantship, culinary arts, auto repair, diesel mechanics, computer graphics, heavy equipment operation, electrical repair, welding, drafting and design, computer programming and many others.

Barger Scholarship:

Created in honor of Phil and Diane Barger, this scholarship provides support for Webster County students who display an interest, involvement and application of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) principles to an art form.

Cutlip-Harkins Scholarship:

Established by Harry Harkins Jr. in honor and memory of J.D. and Ada Cutlip and Harry H and Rosalene "Bunny" Cutlip Harkins

Stephen Mullens Scholarship:

Established by Ralph and Bertha Mullens in memory of their son, Stephen Mullens.  This renewable scholarship is to be awarded for full-time post secondary education at an accredited technical, community or bacalaureate institution within the state of West Virginia.


Please contact the Webster County High School guidance counselor at 304 226-5772 or the Beckley Area Foundation at 304 253-3806 to discuss scholarship availability.

If you would like to help fund any of these scholarships, tax-deductible donations may be made at any time to:

P O Box 11
Webster Springs, WV 26288

Please make a notation as to which scholarship fund your donation is intended for.


Last Updated (Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:07)