In recognition and honor of Nancy C. Barton, her sons Greg (Class of '73) and Rick (Class of '69), established the Nancy C. Barton Scholarship Fund to provide educational support to Doddridge County students in 2015.
Nancy, who passed in February 2018, was a long-time resident and respected community member of Doddridge County who dedicated her life supporting friends, neighbors, students, and family. She valued education and all activities involving students. Nancy attended many sporting events, committee meetings, fundraisers, church, and community activities to encourage not only her sons, but all students to be successful in every aspect of their lives. She believed in a strong work ethic, leadership ability, and pride in Doddridge County.
It was Nancy's hope that all students realize the benefits of hard work to achieve their dreams and go on to be successful individuals, remembering to "give back" to Doddridge County.
To be eligible for the Nancy C. Barton Scholarship, an applicant must meet all the requirements:
Must be a Doddridge County High School graduating senior.
Must reside in Doddridge County.
Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Must be planning to attend an accredited vocational/technical school for a certification program or be pursuing a two or four year degree at an accredited WV college or university.
Recipients are selected on the basis of academic ability with potential to be successful in their educational endeavors; and leadership ability as evidenced by participation in school academic and athletic activities, community and church. A strong work ethic will be considered as evidenced in those same school, community and church activities. Regular work experience can be substituted for school and community participation. The scholarship can be applied toward tuition, books or other education related costs.