Dr. Bonnie Lila Bowman Thurston and Alfred “A.V.” Bowman established this fund in memory of their parents following the death of their father in Oct. 2004. The Bowmans lived in Raleigh County for many years. He was president of New River Coal Co., a board member of Beckley College (later MSU), and a 25 year member of the Beckley Rotary Club. The scholarship award is need-based and available to graduates of any Raleigh County high school who are of good moral character, have a B average and will attend an accredited college or university in WV.
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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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