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WV Cashin Recyclables Inc. Putnam County Scholars

Deadline: March 1

Apply for a WVU 4-H Scholarship 

Scholarship awarded to recipient who:

  • Is a Putnam County 4-H'er
  • Is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at WVU

Frank Baird, co-owner of West Virginia Cashin Recyclables, was a West Virginia 4-H’er in Raleigh County from elementary school through high school. He attended club meetings after school, then caught the bus for home. He credits 4-H for teaching young people leadership skills and the ability to make/do things.

Baird cultivated a love for 4-H among his employees, who contribute to the company’s community support programs. Company employees are invested in their community, committed to strengthening the state and encouraging kids to succeed.

Baird worked in the recycling business in West Virginia for more than 40 years. He founded West Virginia Cashin Recyclables in Putnam County in 1987. The commercial recycling company, one of the largest recycling companies in West Virginia, employs more than 40 at its Nitro location. In 2002, his company received the Alcoa Quality Processor and Recycler of the Year Award. The award is presented annually by Alcoa Recycling Company and is bestowed on less than one percent of the more than 2,000 commercial recyclers in the nation.

A student who receives the scholarship one year is eligible for consideration in any other year.