The fund provides scholarships to students who are U.S. residents and members in good standing of the Mountain Heritage Federal Credit Union (formerly know as the IRS (WV) Federal Credit Union). Recipients may be graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, and they must be planning to attend an accredited college or university full-time. Recipients are selected based on grade point average (must have a minimum 2.8 grade point average), school activities, noteworthy achievements, special talents/circumstances, community activities, and awards and recognition.
Born in 1923 in Wadestown, West Virginia, June Keeper was the daughter of Rev. William D. Winters and Ollie L. Wayt Winters. Ms. Keeper resided in various towns in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and she graduated from Parkersburg High School and Parkersburg Business College prior to receiving her degree in accounting from Marietta College.
Prior to working for the IRS, Ms. Keeper was employed with the City of Vienna as City Recorder and as Vienna Correspondent for the Parkersburg Sentinel. She worked for the IRS for 28 ½ years and the IRS (WV) Federal Credit Union for 31 years as Manager and on the Board of Directors.
Ms. Keeper was active in Wesley Methodist Church for 25 years, where she served as youth counselor for 20 years. At the church, she also has served on the Adminstrative board, as a teacher for youth and young adults, and as a lifetime member of the Women's Society and the Wesleyan Service Guild. She also was a member of First United Methodist Church. She also served as Director of Parkersburg District Youth for five years and Youth Counselor for West Virginia Methodist Conference. Ms. Keeper was an avid fan of West Virginia University football.