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The West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation was established in 2005.  The initial and continued purpose of this corporation is to raise money to provide scholarships for deserving students to pursue their studies at the graduate level in the field of Speech, Language, Hearing and/or Audiology at Marshall University and West Virginia University.

In 2005 the Foundation began awarding multiple scholarships to both universities and had continued to award the scholarships each year since.

In 2008 a third scholarship was awarded in the memory of Paula Kirkwood who died tragically in a car accident.  This scholarship was funded through colleagues and the Kirkwood family.  This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student at West Virginia University majoring in Speech Language Pathology and utilizes the applications for the Foundation’s scholarships.

The scholarships were renamed The Kenneth Gist memorial Scholarships in memory of Ken Gist who was the driving force in establishing the Foundation

The 2017 applications and letters of recommendations are due March 5th 2017 and are filled out utilizing the following links.  Recipients will be notified by March 13th, 2017.







Graduate Students click here to  Link to  Application Form


One letter of Recommendation is required


Letters of Recommendations  If you are the person who will be filling out a Letter of Recommendation for a student, please click here. 


Board of Directors




 Mary Archer-Koike
Morgantown, WV

Vice President

Stephanie Shepherd

Morgantown, WV


Marty Blenko
Milton, WV

Board of Trustees


Jill Hawkins
 Weirton, WV


Pam Holland

Huntington, WV 


Pat Ford
Morgantown, WV


Ann Emrick

Parkersburg, WV

Dennis Ruscello
Morgantown, WV


Your Help Is Needed!!
Please continue to support the Foundation with your tax deductible contributions.  Make your check payable to WVSH Foundation and mail to:

WVSH Foundation   

102 Hummingbird Ln

Morgantown, WV 26508

To donate online, click here.



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