Law Family Scholarship available at Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

PARKERSBURG — A new scholarship fund has been established by Randy and Teresa Law at the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.

The Law Family Scholarship will be available for residents of Wood and Wirt counties who have completed at least two full years of post-secondary education.

Preference is to be given to students with full-time or part-time military experience, students who have participated in a college ROTC program and students who have worked or volunteered in the areas of medicine or public safety.

Recipients must be pursuing a certification or be majoring in: medicine, such as all levels of nursing, nurse practitioner, emergency medical technician, paramedic, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician’s assistant, chiropractor, dentist, medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy; or public safety management such as but not limited to firefighter, fire safety personnel, police officer, public information officer or homeland security.

The Laws, long-time residents of Wood County, were inspired by the relationships created by their family in the community over many years and their desire to honor their sons’ careers and military experiences.

The first award will be in May. The new scholarship fund will forever provide financial support to individuals wishing to pursue post-secondary education.

“Both of our sons are members of the U.S. military,” said Randy Law. “The military has supported and helped them succeed to become the leaders they are today. We want to honor their hard work and to support others who may be pursuing the same career paths.”

Randy Law retired from WesBanco in 2012 where he was senior vice president of trust and investment services. Teresa Law is retired from Parkersburg High School where she taught French and was chairperson of the World Languages Department.

Nowadays, the Laws split their time between Terra Alta, W.Va., and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

“We want to show our appreciation for how blessed we are to have lived and worked in Parkersburg,” said Randy Law. “We want to pay it forward.”

Using the community foundation’s consolidated online application, students can apply for multiple scholarships, including the Law Family Scholarship, through one application.

Students can apply on the foundation’s website www.pacfwv.com/scholarships. Students may qualify for multiple scholarship opportunities and can apply to any for which they meet the eligibility requirements.

The universal application to determine their eligibility must be completed and submitted online by March 1.

For more information about the 2022 scholarship application process, contact Regional Scholarships Officer Rachel Brezler by calling 304 428-4438 or by emailing rachel.brezler@pacfwv.com.


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