Since 1988 there have been many Endowment Gifts made to the Parkersburg High School Foundation resulting in a fund of over $800,000. Our Permanent Endowment Fund is maintained within the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. The amount of money generated by the invested funds support all projects, grants and scholarships selected by the Foundation.
Seven scholarships/awards established in honor of alumni are administered by the PHS Foundation.
The Ella Adair Roberts Award honors Ella Miller Adair, class of 1914, and was established in 2007 by her late daughter Katherine Adair Roberts. The scholarship is awarded to a promising student in drama and English
2016 Recipient: Sidney Ankrom ($1000)
2015 Recipient: Emily Biles ($1000)
2014 Recipient: Morgan Argabrite ($1000)
2013 Recipient: Christopher Kyer ($1000)
2012 Recipient: Rachael Freeman ($1000)
The Classes of 1943 Academic Award was created in 2011 by an agreement between the PHS Foundation and the officers of the Classes of 1943. It is awarded yearly to a top student with financial need.
2015 Recipient: Holly Ackerman ($1000)
2014 Recipient: Isabella Velez ($1000)
2013 Recipient: Jennifer Riffle ($1000)
2012 Recipient: Elizabeth Segrest ($1000)
The Wade Hampton McLean Football Award honors the late 1941 graduate and was created by his wife, Joy L. McLean, a 1956 graduate. The award established in 2006 is given annually to an outstanding member of the football team with high qualities of personal character and team leadership.
2015 Recipient: Joshua Trembly ($1000)
2014 Recipient : Thomas Martin ($1000)
2013 Recipient : Austin Alatorre ($1000)
2012 Recipient: Jeremy Bell ($1000)
The J. Madison Jackson Scholarship-Athletic Award has been awarded since 1929, although the PHS Foundation did not assume responsibility for the award until 2003. The prize is presented to three students with the highest academic average among male and female athletes, two boys and one girl. Lack of sufficient funds has prohibited this award from being granted in recent years.
The Blubaugh Prize, established in 1928, is awarded to three outstanding athletes. The fund was conveyed to the PHS Foundation in 2003. Lack of sufficient funds has prohibited the awarding of this prize is in recent years.
The Jack H. Rector Capital Improvement Fund honors Gene Rector Rouse, class of 1939, and Jack H. Rector, class of 1945. The fund may be used for capital improvements at PHS only.
2013: Replacement of Auditorium Stage Curtains ($8000)
2011 Replacement of Christmas lights and creation of storage unit ($3800)
The PHS Foundation Summer Student Advanced Study Scholarship was created in 2010 for students interested in attending a workshop, summer program or advanced study. Application is made through the Guidance Office. $1000 is yearly allotted for this program and selection is made by the PHS Foundation Board of Directors.
2016 Recipient: Trisha Clark
2014 Recipient: Brianna Hayes
2013 Recipient: Elliot Clark, Elizabeth Creeger, Teri Tucker
2012 Recipient: Elliot Clark and Madison Osbourne
The PHS Foundation accepts donations through the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.
You may send in donations to:
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
PO Box 1762
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Memo line: PHS Foundation
of $1000.00 or more
2016 Grants: $26,353.99 for 12 grants
2015 Grants: $10,377 for 6 grants
2014 Grants: $18,094 for 6 grants
2013 Grants: $28,000 for Capital Improvements given instead of individual teacher grants
2012 Grants: $11,304 for 8 grants