(Deadline March 15th)
The late Helen Tucker Waters (1911-2008) left a lasting legacy to West Virginia 4-H through the establishment of an endowment to fund an undergraduate academic scholarship to West Virginia University. The Helen T. Waters 4-H Scholarship will be awarded annually to a West Virginia 4-H club member who is enrolled as a full-time student at WVU, has demonstrated financial need and exhibits high academic promise.
A retired home economist, Waters spent her 43-year professional career helping rural West Virginians learn the safe and productive use of electrical appliances, food safety and nutrition, and home management skills. She worked closely with the Cooperative Extension Service, vocational education programs, farm women’s clubs and homemakers organizations throughout West Virginia.
She was a member of the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame and a recipient of both state and national “Friend of 4-H” awards. At WVU she was a past president of the WVU Emeritus club and a member of the prestigious Order of Vandalia, which recognizes service to the state and to WVU.
Though she retired in 1976, she continued to work with and support 4-H programs at WVU Jackson’s Mill for the remainder of her life. To assure that her support would continue after she was gone, she established the Helen T. Waters Jackson’s Mill Renovations Endowment in addition to the academic scholarship.