Concord University establishes new scholarship fund honoring education alumnus

Athens, WV (WOAY) – A new scholarship fund has been established at Concord University, honoring an alumnus dedicated to education. 

As a single mother, Mary Jane Hobart worked as an elementary school teacher in McDowell County.

She graduated with an education degree from Concord in 1964, which she used to further pursue her passion for helping students.

Her children founded the Mary J. Hobart Scholarship fund to honor their mother’s legacy of supporting education. 

The scholarship will help students who display financial need and academic promise. 

Qualifying applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on their high school transcripts or from another higher learning institution. 

Applicants must also be from McDowell, Mercer, or Nicholas County, with preference reserved for first-generation McDowell County students. 

For more information on how to contribute to the fund, you can contact Vice President for Advancement Sarah Turner at 304-384-5348.

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