Continuing Education Scholarships

WVEDC provides up to four continuing education scholarships for its members each year, with two awarded at the Legislative Conference in January or February and two at the Annual Meeting (usually September). The scholarship will pay for registration, housing, and meals up to a maximum of $1,000. Announcements of the availability of the scholarships along with applications are sent to WVEDC members before each deadline. If needed, you may also contact the WVEDC Scholarship Committee Chair (currently Christy Laxton - [email protected]). Click here to download the application and instructions for applying, or you may apply online following this link.

The 2021 application deadling for considertaion for the 2021 Legislative Conference is January 18, 2021. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW SCHOLARSHIP DUE DATE - JANUARY 18, 2021. We understand that during the COVID-19 pandemic that training is scarce, but some trainings are still available through online conferences and webinars and are going to be available in person later in the Summer and Fall. We encourage the membership to let us know if there is an educational opportunity that they are interested in that is not listed on the WVEDC website.

Upon scholarship approval, if a conference or training would get canceled due to COVID-19, the scholarship could be used for an educational opportunity in the future upon written request by the applicant and approval of the scholarship committee.

​​Patty Barnhart Memorial Registration Scholarships

WVEDC provides up to 10 WVEDC conference registration scholarships: 5 for the Legislative Conference and 5 for the Annual (fall) Conference. This scholarship only covers the cost of WVEDC Conference registration and must be used immediately following award. The application deadline for a scholarship for the 2021 Legislative Conference is January 18, 2021. Click Here to download the application and instructions for applying or you may apply online by following this link.

Recent WVEDC Continuing Education Scholarship Recipients

2009 - Pat Kurtenback, Matt Ballard, Mona Ridder, Heather Vanater
2010 - Amanda Moore, Ed Fischer, Sharon Shaffer, Kathy Mason
2011 - Heather Vanater, Kathy Mason, Ed Fischer, Charles Humphreys
2012 – Robbie Morris, Mona Ridder, Kathy Mason
2013 - Robbie Morris, Ed Fischer, Drew Dunlap, Charles Humphreys
2014 - Tammy Kitzmiller, Drew Dunlap, Chad Wykle
2015 - Eileen Johnson, Dave Lieving
2016 - Tammy Kitzmiller, Steve Parks, Anne Jones, Kevin Clark
2017 - Lyn Goodwin, Eileen Johnson, Carol Damron
2018 - Chris Ferro, Adam Phillips, Carol Damron, Adam Phillips
2019 - Eileen Johsnon, Robbie Baylor

WVEDC Conference Registration Scholarship Recipients

2017 - FALL -Lindsey Piersol, Connie Lupardus, Mike Herron, Eileen Johnson, Carol Damron
2018 - LEGISLATIVE - Lindsey Piersol, Geary Weir, Lyn Goodwin
2018 - FALL -Meghan McClung, Lindsey Peirsol, Geary Weir, Carol Damron, Park Ferguson
2019 - LEGISLATIVE - Steve Parks, Lindsey Piersol, Will Miller