Your Group Basis of North Central West Virginia Inc. (YCF) introduced a major, further donation from Bikers, Bros & Bo Inc. to the PFC Andrew Martin “Bo” Harper Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Whole contributions to the scholarship fund have reached $100,000.
Established with YCF in 2011, the PFC Andrew Martin “Bo” Harper Memorial Scholarship Fund commemorates the lifetime of Harper, who died March 11, 2011, at age 19, whereas serving in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
Harper, a 2009 graduate of College Excessive Faculty, enlisted within the U.S. Military. He achieved the rank of PFC/E3 and was assigned to Co I, 3d Squadron, second Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany.
The scholarship fund helps college students who graduate from a Monongalia or Harrison County highschool and are enrolled full-time at a public or non-public greater schooling establishment.
Recipients are chosen based mostly on their exemplary dedication and management qualities, of their colleges and communities, in addition to monetary want. Candidates are required to submit an essay responding to the query, “What Patriotism Means to Me.”
“Annually, YCF receives a big pool of candidates for Bo’s Scholarship,” stated Patty Ryan, YCF president. “Studying essays about patriotism permits the committee members to mirror on the sacrifice Bo, and all veterans and their households, make for our nation. We’re grateful for the chance to resume Bo’s legacy yearly with beneficiant instructional help made doable by Bikers, Bros and Bo.”
Since its inception, the PFC Andrew Martin “Bo” Harper Memorial Scholarship Fund has supplied scholarships to 24 college students, totaling $16,000. The latest donation of practically $50,000 will improve future scholarship awards.
Bikers, Bros & Bo Inc. is understood for its dedication and generosity to the veteran neighborhood. Along with the PFC Andrew Martin “Bo” Harper Memorial Scholarship Fund, the group helps the Fisher Home, Wreaths Throughout America, Meals on Wheels for veteran accounts and direct help to native veterans and their households.
The group holds its annual PFC Andrew “Bo” Harper Memorial Trip, an occasion that brings collectively the neighborhood in honor of Harper’s reminiscence, his service and his sacrifice.
“The scholarship choice has grow to be a favourite of the Bikers, Bros & Bo Committee. We look ahead to studying the functions and selecting the recipient annually,” stated Elizabeth Jones, president of Bikers, Bros & Bo Inc. “This has grow to be a lot larger than any of us imagined, and we couldn’t be extra grateful for the generosity of our neighborhood that has helped us attain this monumental purpose.”
To be taught extra about Bikers, Bros and Bo, go to bikersbrosandbo.com.
To make a contribution to the PFC Andrew Martin “Bo” Harper Memorial Scholarship Fund, go to ycfwv.org or name 304-296-3433. The scholarship software might be out there on YCF’s web site in January.