Foundation - Giving
Levels of Giving
The Pathfinder's Club (Donors who have pledged $500,000 or more toward a specific BridgeValley initiative.)
- American Electric Power
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing - West Virginia
- BrickStreet Foundation (Encova)
The President's Club
(Donors who contribute $500 or more annually to the college and designate their gifts toward any number of special BridgeValley initiatives and needs.)
- Mr. Carl & Dr. Jo Harris
- Dr. Andrew Kennedy
- Dr. Carl Kennedy
- Dr. Casey Sacks
- Dr. William Klenk
- Dr. Martha Shouldis
- Kanawha Valley Dental Society
- Boyd CAT
Friend of BridgeValley Club
(Donors who contribute $499 or less annually to the college and designate their gifts toward any number of special BridgeValley initiatives and needs.)
- Alloy Federal Credit Union
- Kennedy Dental
- Panucci & Jackfert, DDS, Inc.
- Charleston Lions Club
- United Bank - Montgomery Branch
- Dr. Sami Ghareeb
- Dr. Brett Eckley
- Dr. John Kuyk
- Rick Atkinson
- Sarah Martin
- Deb Harris
- Peggy Siders
- Alex Harris
- Wanda White
- Dr. Kenneth Bailey
- Dr. Sue Forsbrey
Employee Giving Leadership Club
- Cathy Aquino
- Jordan Atha
- Rita Atha
- Ethan Bashark
- Carla Blankenbuehler
- Suzette Breeden
- Alicia Campbell
- Anne Cline
- Kristi Ellenberg
- Basra Fakhir
- James Fauver
- Carl Fuller
- Kelly Grose
- Bob Hayton
- Gabi Jarrett
- Misi Lair
- Maggie McCabe
- Laura McCullough
- James McDougle
- Amy Moore
- Andrea Petry
- Natalie Sigmon
- Tina Spaulding
- Jason Spencer
- Jason Stark
- Beth Timmons
- Rhonda White
- Michelle Wicks
- Berton “Kent” Wilson
Through their generosity and caring, our alumni and friends often provide support and overall enhancement of the educational experience for BridgeValley students. These donations provide not only scholarship opportunities, but also educational program development that would be impossible with state funding alone. Their gifts impact not only the BridgeValley students, but also the lives of those in our community, which enriches our entire region. Even with all they do, many friends would like to provide even further assistance, if only they were able.
Planned giving options can make it possible for a donor’s gift to have surprising significance for BridgeValley and its students, all at a low cost to the donor. Your gift can have a significant impact – it can make the kind of difference many friends of the BridgeValley Foundation aspire to make, with a little foresight and planning. These gifts make a lasting mark, ensuring a level of support that magnifies the ability to fulfill the mission of BridgeValley as well as allowing the giver the personal satisfaction of making a difference.
BridgeValley Foundation has scholarship opportunities available to students in a variety of disciplines including technology, healthcare and business. General scholarships are also available to those who qualify.
If you are a BridgeValley student interested in applying for a scholarship, please visit https://bridgevalley.awardspring.com/.
Allied Health Majors
Martha Kelsey Shouldis First Year Dental Hygiene Scholarship – Awarded to first year Dental Hygiene student, judged by his/her peers, to have made the most significant improvement as a Dental Hygiene student during the academic year. The award is to be used to assist in meeting the cost of textbooks and/or other supplies needed during the coming year. This scholarship is awarded annually in the amount of $500.00.
Martha Kelsey Shouldis Graduating Student Dental Hygiene Scholarship – Awarded to graduating students who meet established criteria as a means to support examination and fee expenses incurred in the process of obtaining dental hygiene licensure. Scholarships may be awarded to a maximum of 3 students for $1,000 each.
Poffenbarger Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship – Awarded each semester to 6 nursing/allied health students who have completed at least 15 credit hours at BridgeValley, is active in institutional and/or community service, and has maintained at least a 3.25 institutional GPA. The award is to be used for tuition and fees, textbooks, and/or other required materials for the chosen program of study in the Health Division. The amount awarded to each of the 6 students is $1,500.
Alberta Anderson Endowed Scholarship – Two scholarships in the amount of $500 are awarded twice a year. Recipients must be in an A.S. degree-granting program and have a 2.7 GPA in their second year of enrollment. Recipients must demonstrate an interest in seeking employment after graduation in the area of business.
Bill and Brenda Casto Civil Engineering Technology Endowed Scholarship – Recipient must be a U.S. citizen, incoming freshman who is enrolled full-time in Civil Engineering Technology, preference given to veterans; can be renewed for up to four years as long as a 2.5 GPA is maintained.
Dr. SK Mathur Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time student with at least one year in Civil Engineering Technology with a 2.7 GPA, financial need, and leadership characteristics as indicated by participating in student/civic/professional associations. Applicants must submit a completed application form; provide transcript; provide evidence of financial need; and submit an essay describing their qualifications, leadership activities, and career goals in the Civil Engineering Technology field. One $1,000 and one $500 Scholarship awarded each summer for sophomore fall semester.
Ralph and Jo Eary Scholarship – Full-time student enrolled in a technology or management degree program with overall 3.0 GPA; awarded one time in fall semester; recipients may reapply.
Homer and Marge Taylor Non-Endowed Scholarship – Recipient must be a full-time student majoring in an Engineering Technology degree program. Recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA with preference given to WV residents with financial need.
Diesel Technology Scholarship – Awarded to students in the Diesel Technology program. Applicants must complete the Whayne CAT-Walker CAT Scholarship application. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and may receive up to $1,500 per year for program tuition and books ($750 per Fall and Spring semester for two years).
Engineering Technology Scholarships – Awarded to two A.S. Engineering Tech students in the second year of enrollment, 2.7 GPA, and a family member that has worked in the mining industry.
Poffenbarger Technical Scholarship – Awarded to incoming/new students accepted in a Technology program, must complete a short application. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $1,500 will be made to as many candidates as permitted by the fund's availability.
Any Major Field
Roy and Martha Griffin Scholarship – First-time freshman minority student from Kanawha County, enrolled full-time with a GPA of 2.75. Award amount $1,500 per year to be paid in two installments of $750 fall semester and $750 spring semester.
General Scholarships – Full-time transfer student with a 3.0 GPA with at least 15 credit hours earned. Award amount of $1,000 per year to be paid in two installments of $500 fall semester and $500 spring semester.
SkillPointe Scholarships - More information available here
For inquiries regarding scholarships and scholarship-related information, we encourage you to reach out to Andrea Petry, Director of Foundation. You can contact her at 304-205-6746 or via email at foundation.bridgevalley.edu.
- Your gifts are used to assist students with overcoming financial barriers that may otherwise deter their education. Your gifts are used to educate faculty and staff and provide the resources they need to successfully impact student lives. Your gifts are used to upgrade equipment and enhance technology.
How do I make a donation?
- The easiest way to make a gift is through payroll deduction. Just a small amount is taken out of each pay period. To sign up for payroll deduction, please complete the Foundation Donation Form. You may also make a one-time donation online by clicking the “donate now” button or mailing a check to BridgeValley Foundation, 619 2nd Avenue, Montgomery, WV 25136.
Where does my donation go?
- 100% of your gift goes directly to help BridgeValley. You can designate your gift to support a specific account or scholarship fund.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
- Yes, your gift to the BridgeValley Foundation is 100% tax-deductible.
Kroger Community Rewards
If you are a Kroger customer and use their shopping discount card, you can register in their community rewards program and have a donation made to the BridgeValley Community and Technical College Foundation with each purchase. The process is simple - Visit the Kroger Community rewards page and follow the steps to register your Kroger Reward Card. This is a one-time step that will benefit the college every time you shop at Kroger.