Dr. Charles Polk left his position as president of Daytona Beach Community College and moved to Beckley to become the president of Beckley College in July, 1990. The name of the school was changed to the College of West Virginia and then to Mountain State University. Enrollment increased, course offerings expanded and the physical plant grew significantly. Dr. Polk established an endowed scholarship fund through the MSU Foundation. When the school and MSU Foundation ceased operations in Jan., 2012, the assets held by the endowment were transferred to the BAF for a need and/or merit based scholarship for students attending UC-Beckley. Selection of recipients shall be at the discretion of UC-Beckley.
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Beckley Area Foundation is a 501-c-3 non-profit community charity as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service, and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. In accordance with federal IRS regulations we acknowledge that BAF has provided no goods or services in consideration of this gift. In addition, you have not received any direct benefit from this contribution and BAF has exclusive legal control over the assets contributed.
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