John & Lucile Lough 4-H Scholarship
Deadline: March 31
awarded to two recipients who:
- Are 4-H youths from Harrison, Preston or Monongalia County
- Are studying agriculture
- Demonstrates a financial need
If no youths fit this profile, consideration will be opened to current or former 4-H’ers from one of the above counties.
The Loughs were 4-H’ers as youths. Mr. Lough, a Westover native, majored in dairy production and graduated from WVU in 1949, having served in Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s headquarters in Japan between his second and third year of college.
When he graduated from WVU, Mr. Lough wanted nothing more than to be a WVU Extension agent. At the time, however, WVU Extension Service could not employ two members of the same family. His uncle, Art Lough, was a Summers County agent.
Mrs. Lough graduated from WVU with a degree in home economics in 1947. Originally from Albright in Preston County, Mrs. Lough was the oldest of five children. She first graduated from the West Virginia Business College and went to work at the Albright National Bank, always dreaming that someday she could find a way to go to WVU and study home economics.
The Loughs met at Martin Hall between classes. They married in 1947 after he returned from military service. The Loughs and their children were grateful for the role 4-H played in their lives.