The chapter is proud to help others in the Central Virginia region through fundraising, food drives and other community service programs. More than 1,000 people within the Central Virginia region have been fed through chapter donations of canned food and non-perishable food items during game watches.
Blake E. Fought Memorial Scholarship
In 2003, the Central Virginia Chapter established a $25,000 endowment to provide scholarships for area students attending West Virginia University. This endowment provides undergraduate scholarships for students who are nonresidents of West Virginia enrolled at WVU living in the geographical area served by the CVCWVUAA. Since 2005, the CVCWVUAA has awarded over $7,000.00 in scholarships. In 2007, the WVU Foundation recognized the Central Virginia Chapter with a Scholarship Brick on the Ernest L. Hogan Scholars Walk located in front of the University’s Downtown Library Complex.
High schools in the chapter’s immediate service area as well as the counties in the Chapter’s full service area are eligible. Recipients shall have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need with awards being made by weighing each criterion equally. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any succeeding year, but is limited to not more than two consecutive award cycles.
Recipients shall be determined by the appropriate officials in the WVU Office of Student Financial Aid. Two equal scholarships of a minimum of $500 shall be awarded yearly until such time as the endowment can support additional recipients. Each award shall not exceed tuition and fees per recipient. Scholarships shall be awarded in the name of Blake E. Fought. The endowment funds are invested and managed by the WVU Foundation along with all other alumni chapter scholarship funds.
If you would like to donate to the chapter, please do so by visiting https://www.mountaineerconnection.com/CentralVirginia. You may also mail your donation via check with the notation for Blake E. Fought Memorial Scholarship/3S844 to CVCWVUAA, PO Box 35227, North Chesterfield, VA 23235.